In 1857, Charles Dickens paired up with his close friend and fellow Victorian novelist Wilkie Collins to produce this interesting novella. Said to have been inspired by the Sepoy Mutiny of that year, the tale scrutinizes the moral impact of colonialism and lauds the bravery of a regiment of Marines tasked with the responsibility of protecting a community of British expats from an encroaching swarm of dangerous pirates.
Presents Dickens' classic novel of love, courage, and sacrifice set against the cataclysmic events of the French Revolution. During the French Revolution a sissolute English lawyer goes to th eguillotine to save a French aristocrat, husband of the woman he loves.
This carefully crafted ebook: "Dickens' Christmas Stories (20 original stories as published between the years 1850 and 1867 in collaboration with Wilkie Collins and others in Dickens' own Magazines)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Not to be confused with Dicken's well known Christmas Tales (A Christmas Carol; The Chimes; The Cricket on the Hearth; The Battle of Life; The Haunted Man) this eBook presents a collection of 20 short stories, published in the Christmas edition of Dickens' weekly magazines "Household Words" and its successor, "All the Year Round", between the years 1850 and 1867. Charles Dickens was the publisher and editor of, and a major contributor to these magazines. He often invited other authors to contribute with stories or to write stories in collaboration with himself. Content: - A Christmas Tree - What Christmas Is As We Grow Older - The Poor Relation's Story - The Child's Story - The Schoolboy's Story - Nobody's Story - The Seven Poor Travellers - The Holly-Tree - The Wreck of the Golden Mary - The Perils of Certain English Prisoners - Going Into Society - The Haunted House - A Message From the Sea - Tom Tiddle's Ground - Somebody's Luggage - Mrs. Lirriper's Lodgings - Mrs. Lirriper's Legacy - Doctor Marigold - Mugby Junction - No Thoroughfare