Harry Stone (essay date 1999)
SOURCE: “A Christmas Carol: Giving Nursery Tales a Higher Form,” in The Haunted Mind: The Supernatural in Victorian Literature, edited by Elton E. Smith and Robert Haas, The Scarecrow Press, 1999, pp. 11–18.
[In the following essay, Stone praises the stylistic framework of Dickens's novella, perceiving the story as “a myth or a fairy tale for our times, one that is still full of life and relevance.”]
In the interval between the beginning of Martin Chuzzlewit and the completion of Dombey and...
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