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Charles Dickens - The Signalman & Other Ghostly Tales

Read by John Sessions
Duration 126 minutes
Released May 2010
Format Unabridged MP3 Download

 

‘Dickens liked nothing so much as to tell or to be told ghost stories’ – Peter Ackroyd

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Charles Dickens (1812-70) was one of the greatest of all English novelists and remains a giant of world literature. Famed for major novels such as Oliver Twist (1837-38), David Copperfield (1850), Bleak House (1852-53) and Great Expectations (1860-61), Dickens was also a master of short fiction.

The five stories collected here encompass haunted railway lines, Christmas goblins, figures stepping out of nightmares, a child murderer, and an extraordinary encounter between a spectre and a canny lawyer.

 

 


INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING STORIES

The Signalman
The Story Of The Goblins Who Stole A Sexton
To Be Read At Dusk
A Confession Found In A Prison In The Time Of Charles The Second
The Lawyer And The Ghost

BONUS MATERIAL
Ghosts and Goblins
(an incidental music suite by Howard Carter)

 


CREDITS

Recorded on 15 March 2010
Directed by Barnaby Edwards
Music and sound design by Howard Carter
Recorded at Moat Studios by Toby Hrycek-Robinson
Artwork by Alex Mallinson

 


 

ENGLISH STUDENTS
Charles Dickens is part of the National Curriculum and is a recommended author for all three main examination boards:
English Literature GCSE, AS & A2 (AQA)
AQA GCSE English & English Literature Specification A (List of Prescribed Authors specifies Charles Dickens)
English Literature GCSE & GCE A-Level (OCR)
English Literature GCSE & GCE A-Level (EdExcel)

 


FURTHER READING
Works by Charles Dickens:
Complete Ghost Stories (Wordsworth, 1997)
Selected Short Fiction, ed. Deborah A. Thomas (Penguin, 1976)

Studies of Charles Dickens:
Peter Ackroyd, Dickens (Mandarin, new edition, 5 Sep 1991)
Julia Briggs, Night Visitors: Rise and Fall of the English Ghost Story (Faber & Faber, 1977)
John Carey, The Violent Effigy: A Study of Dickens' Imagination (Faber & Faber, 1973)
G.K. Chesterton, Charles Dickens (Methuen, 1906)
Percy Fitzgerald, Memories of Charles Dickens (Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent, 1913)
Sigmund Freud, The Uncanny (from 'Collected Papers', Hogarth Press, 1953)
Gerald G. Grubb, The Personal and Literary Relationships of Dickens and Poe (from 'Nineteenth-Century Fiction', Vol.5, 1950

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