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Ghosts keep spirit of Dickens alive

By Julian Shea | China Daily | Updated: 2022-10-11 08:14

A new exhibition at the Charles Dickens Museum shows Dickens the Great Magician by Joseph Clayton Clark. Other items on display include a copy of The Haunted Man owned by Dickens with, in the middle, a miniature edition of The Chimes.[Photo provided to China Daily]

"Because of sad factors like child mortality (two of his seven siblings died in infancy), there was a different relationship with death and loss in those days," Kubicki explains.

"Dickens knew stories about the spirits were popular, and he enjoyed writing and performing them because of the power they gave him over an audience. There's a letter he wrote to his wife, about a reading he gave of his 1844 work The Chimes, where he talks about how much he enjoyed that feeling.

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