"Christmas stories" by Charles Dickens

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Sophy, but little Sophy bears quite the same relation to little Nell that a Christmas members of All the Year Round does to a two-volume novel. The pity is that he doesnt turn his attention annually to something a little better, and on a larger scale. A Christmas books by Charles Dickens used to be one of the entertainments of the season.

It has been succeeded by a witty and pleasing chapter in which Charles Dickens attempts to carry off the absurdity and the dead weight of the chapters which he joint-stock company have added to his. The Irish legend which comes second in Doctor Marigold s Prescription , and which is not to be taken bedtime , might we believe, be taken with perfect impunity at that or any other hour, even in the most haunted house. The narrative of the composer of popular conundrums, like popular conundrums in general, is very deadly it is possible the gentlemen who has devoted so much of his valuable time to composing Chapter III in Doctor Marigold s Prescription .

Stories a Quakeress, of a detective policeman, and a murderer man s ghost follow. They are very poor and very stupid, and are only fit for perusal in a railway train at the critical period when all the daily papers have been exhausted, and no book or periodical of any kind is to be had within a hundred miles. Doctor Marigold s Prescription is to be had for moderate sum.

Charles Dickens is doubtless worth it all but we very much doubt whether his assistants are worth the paper on which their efforts of genius have been printed. Philip Colins - Dickens and Crime, New York, 1962. pp.

267-281 This was the extra Christmas Number of All the Year Round, 1863. Mrs. Lirriper was vastly popular, and Charles Dickens revived her the following year, in Mrs.

Lirriper s Legacy . Noticing this the Saturday Review wrote the twelve page in which, last Christmas, Mr. Dickens made her a familiar friend to so many thousands of people are perhaps the most inimitable .

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