The Face at the Window

Harry Furniss


13.8 x 8.8 cm framed

Dickens's Christmas Stories, Charles Dickens Library Edition, facing XVI, 512.

The 1866 Christmas framed tale Mugby Junction contained Dickens's introduction and two other pieces, but not as in previous years a conclusion by Dickens. His chief contribution was a significant piece of psychological ghost fiction, "The Signal-Man," called "Chapter IV. No. 1 Branch Line. — The Signal-Man" in the 1866 Extra Christmas Number of All the Year Round. [Commentary continued below.]

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