14.3 x 9.1 cm vignetted
Dickens's Christmas Stories, Vol. 10 of Charles Dickens Library Edition, ornamental title-page.
In Dickens's weekly journals Household Words (1851-58) and All the Year Round (1859-1867), the "Conductor" featured annual tributes to the Christmas season in substantial "Extra Christmas" numbers. The majority of these twenty selections are highly varied tales of a convivial, seasonal nature involving endearing characters such as Richard Doubledick, the Boy at Mugby Junction, Mrs. Lirriper, Dr. Marigold, and Cobbs, the Boots at the Holly-Tree Inn. [Commentary continued below.]
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