"Christmas stories" by Charles Dickens

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They are popular in the highest sense because their appeal is universal, to the as well as the educated. The humor is superb, and most of it, so far as one can judge, of no ephemeral kind. The pathos is more questionable, but that too, at its simplest and best and especially when the humour is shot with it - is worthy of a better epithet than excellent.

It is supremely touching. Imagination, fancy, wit, eloquence, the keenest observation, the most strenuous endeavor to reach the highest artistic excellence, the largest kindliness all these he brought to his life-work. And that work, as I think, will live, it can be prophecy for ever.

Of course fashions change. Of course no writer of fiction, writing for his own little day, can permanently meet the needs of all after times. Some loss of immediate vital interest is inevitable.

Nevertheless, in Dickens case, all will not die. Half a century, a century hence, he will still be read not perhaps as he was read when his words flashed upon the world in their first glory and freshness, nor as he is read now in the noon of his fame. But he will be read much more than we read the novelists of the last century - be read as much, shall I say, as we still read Walter Scott.

And so long as he is read, there will be one gentle and humanizing influence the more at work among men. George R. Gissing abr Forsters Life of Charles Dickens.

London Chapman and Hall, 1943 Though Charles Dickens novels continued to be read by large numbers of readers, his literary reputation was an eclipse. There was a tendency to see his novels as appropriate for children and young adults. Russian writers came into vogue and were generally regarded as superior to Dickens from 1880 through the early part of the twentieth century.

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