Charles Dickens and the Ghost Story
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Charles Dickens and the Ghost Story

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ISBN-13:
9783640119608
Einband:
Taschenbuch
Erscheinungsdatum:
30.07.2008
Seiten:
36
Autor:
Michael Grawe
Gewicht:
66 g
Format:
210x148x2 mm
Sprache:
Deutsch
Beschreibung:

Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 1996 im Fachbereich Anglistik - Literatur, -, Veranstaltung: Proseminar `British Short Stories`, 8 Quellen im Literaturverzeichnis, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Since having read about Old Marley s apparitions in A Christmas Carol we havebeen fascinated by Dickens way of creating suspense and a ghost-likeatmosphere. A Christmas Carol is probably one of his best known ghost stories,but it is, however, not his first. Dickens earliest stories were inset tales in thePickwick Papers first published in 1837.In this paper we first of all have a flashback on Dickens life and works. Also,we will focus on the ghost story itself and explain, what reasons made Dickenswrite such stories and how he actually developed his skills.In a last step we are eventually going to have a closer look at two of his works -The Signalman and A Madman s Manuscript.With the help of those stories similarities and differences will be analysed andtypical elements of a ghost story pointed out.[...]