"Christmas stories" by Charles Dickens
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issue novel publications. And he has found - all over again in Christmas stories and amateur performance, then editorial work, and soon - in public readings of his compositions. The listed art impulses were not always realized by Charles Dickens, more often he was urged on with material reasons and crave of public work, he was never given to one thing, especially to the detriment of his novels.
And only one sphere of his creative activity had the direct connection with his artistic world - Christmas Stories . Walter Dexter - The Letters by Charles Dickens. 3 vol London, 1938 The idea about first of them, Christmas Songs , came to his mind in grandiose meeting in Manchester where, acting together with Disraeli and others, he stated his conviction that the education is capable to serve the sanction of all social problems in England.
He has created Song during the night walks across London streets, when he still was writing Martin Chuzzlewit . This thing has been conceived to return the arrangement of the reader depressed with the failure of his novels. In Christmas days, 1843, Song published in excellent edition, with the illustrations of the well-known artist, a good friend of Charles Dickens John Leach.
The successes of the enterprise, direct reaction of readers have convicted him of necessity to continue the started business. The next year, he printed The Chimes illustrated by his friends-artists. And then, excluding 1847, extremely intense because of work on the novel Dombey and Son , he annually published one Christmas story The Cricket on the Heart , Battle of Life , etc - the last one published in 1848.
Becoming the editor of Household Words and till his death, Dickens Charles frequently included in Christmas Number specially written story even if it is not on a Christmas theme at all. Among these later Christmas stories there are a lot of interesting biographical .Скачать