The book tells about five stories by Charles Dickens. It is an invitation to a close reading to Dickens's writings where not everything lies on the surface. Attention to small details, to seemingly "unnecessary details", may help to see that these stories have not one but several plots, not a happy ending, but some Dostoevskian endless chaos of incompleteness. The book invites the reader, or rather the re-reader to penetrate deeper into the secret world of Dickens's Christmas stories, to interpret their artistic mystery and,perhaps,to find out what makes Dickens not just a storyteller, but "a superb enchanter".
|Number of pages||199|
|Publication status||Published - 1997|