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Dickens's Christmas Stories, Part Two, Charles Dickens Library Edition, facing XVI, 70.
The 1867 Extra Christmas Number's fiction offering in All the Year Round is a Victorian thriller on the Collins model rather than, as its predecessors in Dickens's journals, a framed tale of some seven or eight separate short stories connected by the fortuitous meeting of their various narrators. [Commentary continued below.]
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