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Christmas Stories From 'Household Words' And 'All The Year Round'

Gelesen von David Wales

(4,25 Sterne; 4 Bewertungen)

Twenty stories originally published in the Christmas editions of the magazines “Household Words” and “All The Year Round”. Some of the stories have little holiday sentiment and exhibit much of the indignation Dickens felt at the social and economic injustices of his day. Some of the stories were written in collaboration with other authors. The editor of this volume chose to omit those other chapters and include only Dickens' work. The result is that some of the stories are a bit choppy, not to say confusing. (summary by david wales) (26 hr 29 min)

Chapters

Bibliographical Note

1:35

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A Christmas Tree

45:53

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What Christmas Is As We Grow Older

12:56

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The Poor Relation's Story

28:14

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The Child's Story

11:15

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The Schoolboy's Story

26:42

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Nobody's Story

14:20

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The Seven Poor Travelers

1:02:07

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The Holly Tree, Three Branches Part 1

53:36

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The Holly Tree, Three Branches Part 2

31:54

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The Wreck Of The Golden Mary Part 1

35:29

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The Wreck Of The Golden Mary Part 2

40:32

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The Peril Of Certain English Prisoners Part 1

32:34

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The Peril Of Certain English Prisoners Part 2

32:03

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The Peril Of Certain English Prisoners Part 3

28:59

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The Peril Of Certain English Prisoners Part 4

23:45

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Going Into Society

30:50

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The Haunted House Part 1

37:05

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The Haunted House Part 2

39:02

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A Message From The Sea Part 1

43:27

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A Message From The Sea Part 2

35:03

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Tom Tiddler's Ground Part 1

28:56

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Tom Tiddler's Ground Part 2

35:08

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Somebody's Luggage Part 1

42:55

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Somebody's Luggage Part 2

37:59

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Somebody's Luggage Part 3

47:43

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Mrs. Lirriper's Lodging Part 1

37:35

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Mrs. Lirriper's Lodging Part 2

48:31

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Mrs. Lirriper's Legacy Part 1

40:26

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Mrs. Lirriper's Legacy Part 2

33:57

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Dr. Marigold Part 1

55:24

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Dr. Marigold Part 2

45:02

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Mugby Junction Part 1

27:07

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Mugby Junction Part 2

29:19

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Mugby Junction Part 3

44:47

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Mugby Junction Part 4

25:02

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Mugby Junction Part 5

31:41

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No Thoroughfare Part 1

14:22

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No Thoroughfare Part 2

27:14

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No Thoroughfare Part 3

30:25

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No Thoroughfare Part 4

28:00

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No Thoroughfare Part 5

33:05

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No Thoroughfare Part 6

31:01

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No Thoroughfare Part 7

30:42

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No Thoroughfare Part 8

31:59

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No Thoroughfare Part 9

33:21

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No Thoroughfare Part 10

50:25

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Bewertungen

disappointing

(2 Sterne)

I have returned to these stories many times in the hope of changing my opinion and not giving a bad review. There are a few gems but you have to hang on in and dig deep. Many are good till around half way but descend into convoluted drivel. Mr, Dickens is the master of the VERY extended sentence and I frequently got lost amid a host of mixed subjects. Many stories could survive sensible reading at a fraction of the length.