In his shorter fiction, Dickens felt free to investigate hitherto unexplored themes and to engage in experiments with narrative techniques. This collection presents some of the beloved storyteller's lesser-known writings, focusing on tales that reflect his fascination with the supernatural as well as his impressionistic sketches and dramatic monologues. Includes "To Be Read at Dusk," "Lying Awake," and more.
After a childhood blighted by poverty, commercial success came early to Charles Dickens (1812-70). By the age of 24, he was an international sensation whose new novels were eagerly anticipated. Two centuries later, Dickens's popularity endures as readers revel in the warm humanity and rollicking humor of his tales of self-discovery.