A Message from the Sea by Charles Dickens
Author: Charles Dickens | Published: 1860
A Message from the Sea Synopsis
"A Message from the Sea" is a short story by English author Charles Dickens and Wilkie Collins. It was published in 1860.
The story begins with Captain Jorgan, a sea captain, arriving on an island. He has a message in a bottle for Alfred Raybrock, a young man who lives on an island. The message reveals that Alfred's father has stolen some money. Alfred had planned to marry Kitty, but he postponed their wedding to uncover his father's wrongdoing. Jorgan and Alfred meet Keith's father, Mr. Tregarthen, Mr. Tregarthen, who provides them with the names of Lanren's village elders, but unfortunately, none possess any knowledge regarding the expedition.
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“And a mighty sing’lar and pretty place it is, as ever I saw in all the days of my life!” said Captain Jorgan, looking up at it.
Captain Jorgan had to look high to look at it, for the village was built sheer up the face of a steep and lofty cliff. There was no road in it, there was no wheeled vehicle in it, there was not a level yard in it.
About Charles Dickens
Charles Dickens was an English writer and social critic who is widely regarded as one of the greatest writers in the English language. He created some of the world's most beloved fictional characters and wrote numerous critically acclaimed novels, including Great Expectations, A Tale of Two Cities, Oliver Twist, and David Copperfield.
Born on February 7th 1812, in Portsmouth, England, Dickens began his literary career at a young age when he started writing short stories and sketches for local newspapers. His works were known for their incredible detail when it came to describing scenes and characters. Find out more about Charles Dickens at sevenov.com.