"Christmas stories" by Charles Dickens

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Yet Dickens practically abandoned the scheme of Somebodys Luggage he only wrote two sketches out of those obviously intended. He may almost be said to have only written a brilliant introduction to another mans book. Yet it is exactly in such broken outbreaks that his greatness appears.

If a man has flung away bad ideas he has shown his sense, but he has flung away good ideas he has shown his genius. He has proved that he actually has that over-pressure of pure creativeness which we see in nature itself, that of a hundred seeds, she often brings but one to bear. Dickens had to be Malthusian about his spiritual children.

Critics have called Keats and other who died young the great Might-have-beens of literary history. Dickens certainly was not merely a great Might-have-been. Dickens, to say the least of him, was a great Was.

Yet this fails fully to express the richness of his talent for the truth is that he was a great Was and also a great Might-have-been. He said what he had to say. Wild pictures, possible stories, tantalizing and attractive trains of thought, perspectives of adventure, crowded so continually upon his mind that at the end there was a vast mass of them left over, ideas that he literally had not the opportunity to develop, tales that he literally had not the time to tell.

This is shown clearly in his private notes and letters, which are full of schemes singularly striking and suggestive, schemes which he never carried out. It is indicated even more clearly by these Christmas stories, collected out of a chaotic opulence of Household Words and All the Year Round. He wrote short stories actually because he had no time to write long story many of his long stories, so to speak, broke off short.

This is where he differs from most who are called the Might-have-beens of literature. Marlowe and Chatterton failed because of their weakness. Dickens failed because of his force.

Examine for example this case of the waiter in Somebodys Luggage. Dickens obviously knew enough about that waiter to have made him a running spring .

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