The Trial For Murder by Charles Dickens
Author: Charles Dickens | Published: 1865
The Trial For Murder Synopsis
"The Trial for Murder" is a short story by Charles Dickens, first published in All the Year Round on December 19, 1865. The narrative is presented as a first-person account by an unnamed narrator who serves as a juror in the trial. The story begins with the narrator receiving a summons to be a jury for a murder trial.
As the trial progresses, the narrator becomes increasingly convinced of the defendant's guilt. However, he notices a mysterious presence in the courtroom—a ghost of the murder victim who seems to be silently observing the proceedings. This eerie manifestation unsettles the narrator, casting uncertainty on his perception of the defendant's character.
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I have always noticed a prevalent want of courage, even among persons of superior intelligence and culture, as to imparting their own psychological experiences when those have been of a strange sort. Almost all men are afraid that what they could relate in such wise would find no parallel or response in a listener’s internal life and might be suspected or laughed at.
About Charles Dickens
Charles Dickens is considered one of the greatest novelists of all time. He was born in Portsmouth, England, on February 7, 1812, and spent most of his life writing novels that have touched the hearts of millions. His works are known for their immense depth and insight into human nature and society. In his lifetime, he wrote 15 major novels, including A Tale of Two Cities, Great Expectations, Oliver Twist, David Copperfield, and Bleak House. His books explore themes such as poverty, social injustice, love, and redemption with incredible detail. Find out more about Charles Dickens at sevenov.com.