"Christmas stories" by Charles Dickens
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shops, the windows of the houses, lantern. The reality is divided into two visual and sharply limited spheres - lightened and darkened, that some kind of treatment of the light settled down concordant to this principle. However, even big nature is lowered to the domestic environment by the corresponded methods.
The description of the fog in the streets of London is as follows Watching these dark clouds, coming down and enveloping the surrounding everything with the deep darkness, it seems that the Nature is settled somewhere so near. Thus, Dickens creates a world of original artificial, idyll reality in his Christmas stories which attracts to its sphere only what is taken from the darkness of the big world and what can be brighten the family life with the reconciliatory fire. In this domestication of any theme, even more horrible and serious, the main thing is Charles Dickens humor.
This is special holiday relation to the life, reducing all everyday disturbances to the absence of the fun and fried turkeys, and all happiness of the life - to their presence. The special kind of culinary humor of Charles Dickens is created to soften, dissolve the comic, and domesticate any theme, even the horrible or traditionally severe theme. The most horrible things in Dickens creative activity can seem very comfortable, family thanks to his humor.
Edgar Johnson - The Heart of Charles Dickens, As Revealed in His Letters to Angela Burdett-Coutts, New York, 1952, reprinted 1976. pp. 142-150 In Master Humphreys Clock , in the introductory chapters, where we again meet the heroes of Pickwick Papers - with Mr.
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