The Haunted Man and the Ghost's Bargain by Charles Dickens
Author: Charles Dickens | Published: 1848
The Haunted Man and the Ghost's Bargain Synopsis
The Haunted Man and the Ghost's Bargain, A Fancy for Christmas-time is a novella written by English author Charles Dickens. It was published in 1848 and is the fifth and last of Dickens's Christmas Book.
This story centers around Redlaw, a chemistry professor who often thought of his past grievances and sorrows. One day Professor Redlaw is haunted by a ghost doppelgänger that tempts him to withdraw from his humanity. Initially, Redlaw is enticed by the spirit's offer to rid him of his sorrowful memories. However, he soon discovers that he has also lost his human compassion and can remove the sorrowful memories of others with a touch. Soon, Redlaw becomes isolated and disconnected from those around him. Only two individuals are immune to the power of Redlaw's Midas touch, Milly, the custodian's wife who has lost her child, and a young child whom she recently adopted.
About Charles Dickens
One of history's most celebrated literary figures, Charles Dickens was a British novelist and social commentator whose works remain popular today. Born in Portsmouth on February 7, 1812, Dickens remains one of the best-known authors from the Victorian era. His vast body of work includes some 15 novels, including Oliver Twist, A Tale Of Two Cities, and Great Expectations, as well as numerous shorter pieces, such as novellas and short stories.
Throughout his career, Dickens explored many themes ranging from poverty to justice to love. He had an uncanny knack for creating captivating and sympathetic characters; they often illustrated his views on social issues at the time. His writing style is also easily recognizable with its heavy use of satire and humor - traits that can be found throughout all his work. Find out more about Charles Dickens at sevenov.com.
Charles Dickens' Books on PageVio
Novels: The Pickwick Papers | Oliver Twist | The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby | The Old Curiosity Shop | Barnaby Rudge | A Christmas Carol | Martin Chuzzlewit | The Chimes | The Cricket on the Hearth | The Battle of Life | The Haunted Man and the Ghost’s Bargain | Dombey and Son | David Copperfield | Bleak House | Hard Times | Little Dorrit | A Tale of Two Cities | Great Expectations | Our Mutual Friend | The Mystery of Edwin Drood
Here's a full list of Charles Dickens' books.