"This book is amazing." Halloween might seem like the spookiest time of year, but Charles Dickens felt otherwise. He was among the many authors who set their scariest stories during the dim and shivering days of--yes, Christmas. First published in 1866 for a special yuletide issue of All the Year Round, Dickens' "The Signalman" has since fallen into obscurity. An eerie story of isolation, dread, and supernatural visitation, this book is a small treasure, meant to be read aloud on a cold, dark winter night.
Charles John Huffam Dickens (7 February 1812 -- 9 June 1870) was an English writer and social critic. He created some of the world's best-known fictional characters and is regarded as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era. His works enjoyed unprecedented popularity during his lifetime, and by the twentieth century critics and scholars had recognised him as a literary genius. Seth's comics and illustrations have appeared in the New York Times Magazine, McSweeneys Quarterly, and The New Yorker. He is Lemony Snicket's partner for the new Young Readers series, All the Wrong Questions, and the author of the Palookaville series of graphic novels.