Charles Dickens

Charles John Huffam Dickens, 7 February 1812 – 9 June 1870, was an English writer and social critic. He created some of the world’s most memorable fictional characters and is generally regarded as the greatest novelist of the Victorian period.

The Last of the Spirits

The Phantom slowly, gravely, silently approached. When it came, Scrooge bent down upon his knee; for in the very air through which this Spirit moved it seemed to scatter gloom and mystery.

The Second of the Three Spirits

A waking in the middle of a prodigiously tough snore, and sitting up in bed to get his thoughts together, Scrooge had no occasion to be told that the bell was again upon the stroke of One.

The First of the Three Spirits

When Scrooge awoke, it was so dark, that looking out of bed, he could scarcely distinguish the transparent window from the opaque walls of his chamber.

Marley’s Ghost

Marley was dead: to begin with. There is no doubt whatever about that. The register of his burial was signed by the clergyman, the clerk, the undertaker, and the chief mourner.

The Christmas Goblins

In an old abbey town, a long, long while ago there officiated as sexton and gravedigger in the churchyard one…

The Holly Tree

THREE BRANCHES FIRST BRANCH--MYSELF I have kept one secret in the course of my life. I am a bashful man.…

A Child’s Story

Once upon a time, a good many years ago, there was a traveler, and he set out upon a journey. It was a magic journey, and was to seem very long when he began it, and very short when he got half way through.

The Poor Traveler

In the year one thousand seven hundred and ninety-nine, a relative of mine came limping down, on foot, to the…