Tag: Charles Dickens
Ghost Stories at Christmas?
Bill Ectric’s Place is celebrating Christmas with this website called Hypnogoria and the history of Christmas ghost stories: There’ll be parties for hosting Marshmallows for toasting And carolling out in the snow There’ll be scary ghost stories And tales of the glories of Christmases long, long ago… So sang Andy Williams back in 1963 in his…
Rupert Holmes Discusses The History of The Mystery of Edwin Drood Musical
Back in the 80s, I took a college course called Victorian Detective Literature. One of the assignments was to write an ending to The Mystery of Edwin Drood, the novel that Charles Dickens was working on when he died, leaving the book unfinished. I’m sure college students all over the country have received the…
I thought Steve Aylett was joking when one of the characters in his phosphorescent noir-action novel, Novahead, says that a character in Charles Dickens’ Bleak House died from spontaneous human combustion. I have obviously never read Bleak House. David Perdue tells us that “Dickens sparked controversy in Bleak House when he had a rag and bone dealer named Krook die…