To Be Read at Dusk by Charles Dickens
Author: Charles Dickens | Published: 1852
To Be Read at Dusk Synopsis
"To Be Read at Dusk" is a short story by English author Charles Dickens. It was published in 1852 in The Keepsake literary journal.
As the sun sets, the narrator's attention is drawn to a group of men nearby. Among them are five couriers from various nationalities: a German, a Swiss, a Genoese, and a Neapolitan on the summit of the Great St. Bernard in Switzerland. The narrator listens in as the German courier talks about his experience meeting strangers like his friend Heinrich more than once, leading the group to discuss strange occurrences and apparitions.
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One, two, three, four, five. There were five of them.
Five couriers, sitting on a bench outside the convent on the summit of the Great St. Bernard in Switzerland, looking at the remote heights, stained by the setting sun as if a mighty quantity of red wine had been broached upon the mountain top, and had not yet had time to sink into the snow.
About Charles Dickens
Charles Dickens is widely regarded as one of the greatest authors in British literature. He was born in February 1812 and lived to the age of 58. His works are renowned for their insight into social issues and themes of justice, poverty, mortality, and human nature. His stories often featured a combination of tragedy, comedy, satire, poignancy and hope which provided an accurate reflection of life during the 19th century.
Charles Dickens wrote fifteen novels in total, including some of his most famous works, such as Oliver Twist (1838), A Tale Of Two Cities (1859), and Great Expectations (1861), that were adapted into film and television series. He also wrote many short stories. Find out more about Charles Dickens at sevenov.com.