The Seven Poor Travellers by Charles Dickens
Author: Charles Dickens | Published: 1854
The Seven Poor Travellers Synopsis
"The Seven Poor Travellers" is a short story by English author Charles Dickens. It was published in 1854 as a part of Christmas Stories.
The tale starts at a compassionate hospice situated in Rochester. As per the founder's will, Richard Watts, during Christmas festivities, the hospice must offer accommodation and amusement for a solitary night and provide considerable money to six poor people. This will enable them to procure a fulfilling feast. On the eve of Christmas, the inn is occupied by six individuals and the narrator, which adds to seven.
The seven travelers gathered around the inn's dinner table and shared stories that created a harmonious community. The meal they shared brought them together in a memorable way. Although they would all be leaving the inn the next day to journey to various destinations, they would cherish the memory of that serene evening spent together.
About Charles Dickens
Charles Dickens was one of England's most prolific authors, and his works remain some of the most beloved and read literature in the English language. Born on February 7, 1812, in Portsmouth, Dickens had a difficult childhood that heavily influenced many of his writings. After a brief stint as a law clerk at age 15, Dickens began writing for newspapers and magazines. His first novel, The Pickwick Papers, was published in 1836 to critical acclaim.
Dickens went on to write some of the most well-known novels in history, including Oliver Twist (1839), A Christmas Carol (1843), David Copperfield (1850), and Great Expectations (1861). His works are noted for their sociological insight into Victorian life, depicting the struggles of those living in poverty, and the satirical wit he is renowned for. Find out more about Charles Dickens at sevenov.com.