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The Complete Ghost Stories of Charles Dickens

(1982)
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Charles Dickens' fascination with ghosts and the macabre is traced to his childhood, to the grim and goulish stories told him by his nursemaid, Mary Weller, whom he referred to as Mercy, "though she had none on me." Along with the horrors of the "penny dreadful" magazine, The Terrific Register -- a publication which made Dickens' "unspeakably miserable and frightened the very wits out of my head" -- the stories recounted by Weller were so powerful as to color Dickens' imagination and shape much of the enduring fiction he created.

In this collection, Peter Haining brings together all Dickens' ghost stories -- 20 in all -- including several long tales. Here are chilling histories of coincidence, insanity and revenge.

Genre: Horror

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Hardback Editions

February 1983 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Complete Ghost Stories of Charles Dickens
Author(s): Charles Dickens, Peter Haining
ISBN: 0-531-09885-0 / 978-0-531-09885-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Franklin Watts
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Paperback Editions

1982 : UK Paperback

Title: The Complete Ghost Stories of Charles Dickens
Author(s): Charles Dickens
ISBN: 0-7181-2097-3 / 978-0-7181-2097-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Michael Joseph
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November 1983 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Complete Ghost Stories of Charles Dickens
Author(s): Peter Haining
ISBN: 0-671-49752-9 / 978-0-671-49752-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pocket Books (Mm)
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