Christmas Stories (The Oxford Illustrated Dickens)

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9780192545176: Christmas Stories (The Oxford Illustrated Dickens)

'I really think I have done it ingeniously and with a very complicated interweaving of truth and fiction.' So wrote Dickens of David Copperfield (1850), the novel he called his 'favourite child'. Through his hero Dickens draws openly on his own life, as David Copperfield recalls his experiences from childhood to the discovery of his vocation as a successful novelist. Rosa Dartle, Dora, Steerforth and Uriah Heep are among the characters who focus the hero's sexual and emotional drives, and Mr Micawber, a portrait of Dickens's own father, evokes the mixture of love, nostalgia and guilt that, put together, make this Dickens's most quoted and best-loved novel.

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Written between 1850 and 1867, the Christmas Stories appeared annually in the Christmas issues of weekly journals. Many are sketches and essays full of autobiographical interest as he recalls childhood stories and scenes, excursions in Europe, a haunted house, and the den of a misanthropic hermit. All the stories Dickens wrote in collaboration with Wilkie Collins are included in full in this edition, presenting these adventure tales in complete form for the first time. This is the first ever annotated edition of these Christmas Stories.

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