To Be Read at Dusk

To Be Read at Dusk The monstrous thought came into my mind as I perused the fixed eyes and the saturnine face that this was a spirit not a man Three ghostly tales from a master of the form The Signalman The Trial f

  • Title: To Be Read at Dusk
  • Author: Charles Dickens
  • ISBN: 9780241251584
  • Page: 200
  • Format: Paperback
  • The monstrous thought came into my mind as I perused the fixed eyes and the saturnine face, that this was a spirit, not a man Three ghostly tales from a master of the form, The Signalman , The Trial for Murder and the title story, To Be Read at Dusk.One of 46 new books in the bestselling Little Black Classics series, to celebrate the first ever Penguin Classic in 19 The monstrous thought came into my mind as I perused the fixed eyes and the saturnine face, that this was a spirit, not a man Three ghostly tales from a master of the form, The Signalman , The Trial for Murder and the title story, To Be Read at Dusk.One of 46 new books in the bestselling Little Black Classics series, to celebrate the first ever Penguin Classic in 1946 Each book gives readers a taste of the Classics huge range and diversity, with works from around the world and across the centuries including fables, decadence, heartbreak, tall tales, satire, ghosts, battles and elephants.

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    1. Note: The stories are in reading order. The numbers indicate their order in the book.•1 The Queer Chair - The Bagman's StoryChapter 14 from The Pickwick Papers.A chair that talks and guides a tired traveller that arrives in an inn.⋆ ⋆ ⋆•2 A Madman's ManuscriptChapter 11 from The Pickwick Papers.Ramblings of a crazy man that wants to be proven crazy.⋆ ⋆ ⋆•3 The Goblins who Stole a SextonChapter 29 from The Pickwick Papers.A precursor story to A Christmas Carol, where instead of [...]

    2. Read hereOpening: One, two, three, four, five. There were five of them.Five couriers, sitting on a bench outside the convent on the summit of the Great St. Bernard in Switzerland, looking at the remote heights, stained by the setting sun as if a mighty quantity of red wine had been broached upon the mountain top, and had not yet had time to sink into the snow.Very short story of spiritual affairs.

    3. 3.5 stars. As many other readers have already pointed out, these stories are not very scary by today's standards. But they are a bit spooky, especially if you read them at night, home alone, just before going to bed.

    4. Project Gutenberg - gutenberg/ebooks/924A short story not scary by today's standards, but a worthy read nonetheless.

    5. What I really liked about this book was the ability to ‘dip into Dickens’. I recall taking 6 months to read Bleak House – and night after night having to retrace my steps, one back, two forward, if I was lucky. Some of the stories in this anthology are as short as a single page. No danger of nodding off or losing the thread there.As a bonus, Dickens’ ghosts seem to be possessed (hah-ha) of the author’s sense of humour – which makes for light reading amidst the often-dense text; indee [...]

    6. A fascinating and lesser known side of Charles' Dickens work is his flair for ghost stories.Dickens showed a fascination with ghosts and the macabre and was a masterpiece of this wonderful genre.Most well known is his ghostly parable-'A Christmas Carol', of the visit to the bitter and tight fist ed miser, Ebenezer Scrooge, by three ghosts which started the tradition of 'the ghost story at Christmas'.Other Christmas ghost stories by Dickens in this volume include ' the weird and wonderful 'Christ [...]

    7. Read October 2016 on IG with @bookishsteph1, @pagesandcup, @booksnot, @bagfullofbooks. #EekHouseBuddiesWithATwistFavorite Short Stories:• The Queer Chair - The Bagman's Story• The Ghost's of the Mail - The Story of the Bagman's Uncle• The Haunted House• The Signalman• Four Ghost Stories - The First Story

    8. This was an interesting collection of short stories, some considerably shorter than others. It was interesting to see that some of the stories had been taken from Dickens' full-length novels, as I couldn't imagine them tying into a longer text in any way!There were some stories however that I found quite hard to get through in comparison to others. When I picked this up, it was on Christmas Day specifically so I could read 'A Christmas Carol', even though this was not the first short story in th [...]

    9. While I have read several of these stories before (including A Christmas Carol), many of them were new to me. I prefer Dickens's longer works because he is such a master of detail and description. None of the stories were actually scary, but they probably had lots of scariness for the readers way back when. Dickens mixes quite a dose of satire into pretty much all his works, and these ghost stories are no exception.I have to comment on one of the stories: The Haunted HouseThis one started out qu [...]

    10. "Charles Dickens' Ghost Stories" adalah kumpulan cerita bertemakan hantu yang ditulis oleh Charles Dickens. Buku ini terdiri "hanya" atas 3 cerita, tapi dua di antaranya punya panjang yang setara dengan sebuah novela.1. Kidung Natal (A Christmas Carol)Kisah klasik tentang Ebenezer Scrooge, seorang pria tua kikir yang dikunjungi oleh hantu seorang rekan kerjanya. Dalam penyesalan kematiannya, rekan Scrooge mengatakan kalau Scrooge akan dikunjungi oleh tiga hantu yang akan memberikan pelajaran unt [...]

    11. Debo hacer una corrección: al comenzar el libro y leer el primer relato, me pareció que no estaba nada mal, aunque, comparándolo con Henry James, pues quedaba un tanto lejos. Ahora, habiendo (casi) terminado el tomo, tengo que reconocer que la distancia, al menos en este género, es insalvable. Dickens sí cree en fantasmas, pero como objetos de estudio, no como detonadores del horror; en cambio James no hace aparecer ninguno en sus textos, pero el terror es omnipresente (como pude comprobarl [...]

    12. Why doesn't love to read Ghost stories! They are all fun and exciting unless of course, you're reading them alone in a room at night and get pretty terrified every time you hear a meow.

    13. I have a very, very strange relationship with Mr. Charles Dickens. Before I knew anything about his private life, I would read one of his books and love it. The next book I read, I would dislike. You know the dislike that makes you bang your head against the desk. The dislike of nails on a blackboard. For instance, I love Great Expectations, but I can't stand A Tale of Two Cities.Despite, my relationship with Dickens's longer novels, most of his short fiction, especially his ghost stories, I hav [...]

    14. This book has been in my house for as long as I can remember, belonging originally to either my mom or my dad; by the time I moved out it was somehow in my own collection, though I had never actually read the entire book through. Our dad used to read A Christmas Carol to us when we were kids, but the other ghost stories were unknown to me until now when I sat down to read all of it, including A Christmas Carol with adult eyes.Some of the stories are particularly good, like The Signal-Man, A Madm [...]

    15. Si me imagino sentado al lado de una chimenea, una oscura tarde de invierno en el Londres del S. XIX, entonces creo que estos cuentos deben de haber sido muy efectivos. Hoy en día, ya no tanto; los temas ya están muy sobados, ya no nos impresionamos tan fácilmente Admito que quedé un poco decepcionado con esta selección; si bien no esperaba que fueran muy aterradores, viniendo de la pluma de DICKENS, anticipaba un momento de lectura más placentero. Los cuentos más rescatables para mi fuer [...]

    16. I read this decades ago, but I remember it being creepy. I love Dickens and have re-read A Christmas Carol a dozen times. In this compilation we have all the short ghost stories Dickens wrote originally published as one offs. 30 years after reading them, I can honestly say that none stood the test of time, but I do remember reading the book and enjoying the stories.

    17. Christmas SpiritsThe Christmas season wouldn’t be complete without a good ghost story or two, and in this collection we get twenty. The centrepiece is, of course, the novella length A Christmas Carol, and we also get what is probably Dickens’ next best-known ghost story, The Signalman, which is perhaps the most chilling tale in the book. The other stories range from several very short ones through to another novella-length one, The Haunted Man and the Ghost’s Bargain.“When twilight every [...]

    18. `Is it haunted,' I asked `Well,' cried the landlord, in an outburst of frankness that had the appearance of desperation - `I wouldn't sleep in it.' Ghost Stories (Collectors Library) throughout Charles Dickens career he often turn his hand to writing short pieces of ghostly fiction traditionally during Christmas. This beautiful book collectors edition is an enchanting way to renew or form a relationship with this authors works. The books small around A5 in size, well made with red cloth and then [...]

    19. Tenía muchas ganas de leer este libro desde que lo vi por aquí pululando en y desde que leía Grandes Esperanzas de Dickens y me gustó la forma de expresarse del autor.Lo cierto es que por un lado me ha gustado y por otro me ha decepcionado. Me explico. "Historias de fantasmas" consideraba yo que iban a dar algo más de yuyu pero se me había olvidado (tonta de mí) que Charles Dickens no escribía terror sino realismo. Esa ha sido la decepción. Sin embargo, esta decepción se recompensa po [...]

    20. Há 30 anos, marcado pelo miserável «conto de Natal» do Senhor Scrooge, desprezei Charles Dickens. Fiz mal. Quando, como nestas histórias, não moraliza, Dickens é do melhor que o século XIX inglês produziu.

    21. Reseña: fabulantes/2011/05/par"(Charles Dickens) creía en fantasmas. Motivos tenía para hacerlo: a lo largo de su vida se cruzó con varios. En su infancia, una niñera a la que temía, le inculcó el miedo por las historias siniestras, de regresados que venían exigiendo la sangre o la cabeza del niño Dickens. En su adolescencia y madurez, tuvo razones para seguir alimentando un reverendo respeto por lo sobrenatural cuando se documentaba para sus libros. Dickens vio fantasmas en las cárcel [...]

    22. I didn't get into this book properly until after the Christmas Carol - I just found it a bit clumpy and required too much thought.What a highlight! I really love the sense of DREAD he conjures whilst dotting in some beautiful imagery and really witty remarks.I had a few laugh-out-loud moments during the Christmas Carol, and was enraptured by the Haunted Man (in which there is a terrific description of melted sweets in a jar).The only fault I found was that the author depicted women (bar two) as [...]

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