The Seven Poor Travellers

The Seven Poor Travellers

Charles Dickens Wilkie Collins Eliza Lynn Linton Adelaide Anne Proctor George A. Sala / Apr 10, 2020
The Seven Poor Travellers Marriages mixed with blackmail theft and infant abandonment appear alongside dreams of nearly free diamonds in this intriguing collection of holiday stories The fifth Christmas number of Dickens hug
  • Title: The Seven Poor Travellers
  • Author: Charles Dickens Wilkie Collins Eliza Lynn Linton Adelaide Anne Proctor George A. Sala
  • ISBN: 9781843912064
  • Page: 471
  • Format: Paperback
  • Marriages mixed with blackmail, theft, and infant abandonment appear alongside dreams of nearly free diamonds in this intriguing collection of holiday stories The fifth Christmas number of Dickens hugely popular periodical Household Words, and the first for which he created a unifying theme, this collection offers tales of wartime camaraderie and heroic servants IncludeMarriages mixed with blackmail, theft, and infant abandonment appear alongside dreams of nearly free diamonds in this intriguing collection of holiday stories The fifth Christmas number of Dickens hugely popular periodical Household Words, and the first for which he created a unifying theme, this collection offers tales of wartime camaraderie and heroic servants Included are stories from four of Dickens respected colleagues Wilkie Collins, Adelaide Proctor, George Sala, and Eliza Linton in addition to his own contributions Gathered at Watts Charity a sparse yet cozy almshouse seven diverse travelers share fantastic stories following a Christmas Eve dinner.
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      • Charles Dickens Wilkie Collins Eliza Lynn Linton Adelaide Anne Proctor George A. Sala

        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 His novels and short stories enjoy lasting popularity.Born in Portsmouth, Dickens left school to work in a factory when his father was incarcerated in a debtors prison Despite his lack of formal education, he edited a weekly journal for 20 years, wrote 15 novels, five novellas, hundreds of short stories and non fiction articles, lectured and performed extensively, was an indefatigable letter writer, and campaigned vigorously for children s rights, education, and other social reforms.Dickens was regarded as the literary colossus of his age His 1843 novella, A Christmas Carol, remains popular and continues to inspire adaptations in every artistic genre Oliver Twist and Great Expectations are also frequently adapted, and, like many of his novels, evoke images of early Victorian London His 1859 novel, A Tale of Two Cities, set in London and Paris, is his best known work of historical fiction Dickens s creative genius has been praised by fellow writers from Leo Tolstoy to George Orwell and G K Chesterton for its realism, comedy, prose style, unique characterisations, and social criticism On the other hand, Oscar Wilde, Henry James, and Virginia Woolf complained of a lack of psychological depth, loose writing, and a vein of saccharine sentimentalism The term Dickensian is used to describe something that is reminiscent of Dickens and his writings, such as poor social conditions or comically repulsive characters.On 8 June 1870, Dickens suffered another stroke at his home after a full day s work on Edwin Drood He never regained consciousness, and the next day, five years to the day after the Staplehurst rail crash, he died at Gad s Hill Place Contrary to his wish to be buried at Rochester Cathedral in an inexpensive, unostentatious, and strictly private manner, he was laid to rest in the Poets Corner of Westminster Abbey A printed epitaph circulated at the time of the funeral reads To the Memory of Charles Dickens England s most popular author who died at his residence, Higham, near Rochester, Kent, 9 June 1870, aged 58 years He was a sympathiser with the poor, the suffering, and the oppressed and by his death, one of England s greatest writers is lost to the world His last words were On the ground , in response to his sister in law Georgina s request that he lie down from

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    1. I ve recently realized that reading Dickens is like comfort food for me even, and perhaps especially, when he is at his darkest and this volume is no exception, even though only the framing story and one traveler s story were written by him The other six were written by either George A Sala, Adelaide Anne Procter, Wilkie Collins or Eliza Lynn Linton Perhaps not surprisingly, Dickens good friend Collins detective story though the detecting is done by an attorney is arguably the best certainly it [...]


    2. gutenberg ebooks 1392Opening CHAPTER I IN THE OLD CITY OF ROCHESTER Strictly speaking, there were only six Poor Travellers but, being a Traveller myself, though an idle one, and being withal as poor as I hope to be, I brought the number up to seven This word of explanation is due at once, for what says the inscription over the quaint old door RICHARD WATTS, Esq by his Will, dated 22 Aug 1579, founded this Charity for Six poor Travellers, who not being ROGUES, or PROCTORS, May receive gratis for [...]


    3. Charles Dickens is all about the human condition and what the world can do for those who cannot help themselves and the short story is not exception It s less fluid than his other works, and you d be a better person than I if you could wholly understand it the first time around In essence, it is a simple tale of how Christmas should enliven you to help others, even if you are a poor traveller yourself.Blog Instagram Twitter Pinterest Shop Etsy


    4. This delightful but far too short work is often categorized as a Christmas story but I can t really see why The book is made up of three chapters and relay three unique stories by England s best storyteller Probably owing to the size, the characteristic characterizations which Dickens mastered are abnormally brief More effort was in creating scenes of old England Last year I thought I had read all of Dickens work but this one slipped through my fingers I really enjoyed it and highly recommend it [...]



    5. 13 DEC 2015 a Christmas story recommendation through Bettie Thank you Project Gutenberg download gutenberg ebooks 1392


    6. A short and inspirational work by Charles Dickens written as a Christmas story Outshined by Dickens much well known Christmas story, this short story has received scant notice Yet I found it most delightful and comforting and can heartily recommend it Written in the first person, Dickens tell of being a poor traveller, and discovering a humble inn during his travels Set up as a charitable hostel by a gentlemen deceased over a century previously, the inn offers to six poor traveller s, true in h [...]


    7. This was a short story published in Household Words, but is also found in the Vintage Classics Dickens at Christmas.Similar with almost all of the stories I have read in this collection, I really had no idea what was going on I have no idea why this was even included in this collection because it wasn t Christmassy at all I thought these stories were meant to put me in the festive mood Instead, it s doing the opposite and totally bumming me out.I don t have anything to praise about this one, unf [...]



    8. This, said the matronly presence, ushering me into a low room on the right, is where the Travellers sit by the fire, and cook what bits of suppers they buy with their fourpences O Then they have no Entertainment said I For the inscription over the outer door was still running in my head, and I was mentally repeating, in a kind of tune, Lodging, entertainment, and fourpence each They have a fire provided for em, returned the matron a mighty civil person, not, as I could make out, overpaid and the [...]


    9. I enjoyed reading the short story The Seven Poor Travellers sp by Charles Dickens I was hoping to find a Christmas story that I could share with my family during the Christmas season but this short story by Dickens is not so much about Christmas as it is about an event happening on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day I liked this short story because of three main reasons 1 the story showed the kindness of the story teller to the six poor travelers at the Watt s Charity Home by bring dinner and enter [...]


    10. I enjoyed this Charles Dickens Christmas short story actually a war story told on Christmas Eve with its lessons about kindness from the Captain and forgiveness by Richard Quotes from Captain Tauton to Richard Doubledick But a man in any station can do his duty, said the young Captain, and, in doing it, can earn his own respect, even if his case should be so very unfortunate and so very rare that he can earn no other man s A common soldier, poor brute though you called him just now, has this adv [...]


    11. Read in A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Classics.2.5 stars rounded up to three.Hell if I know what I just read It was just kind of eh Dude helps feed some poor travelers at a kind of inn built for that purpose, dines with them, tells a war story, and they all depart.A couple parts in the war story were so saccharine I thought I was going to throw up, but I managed to keep it all down Themes of charity, love, and forgiveness are the main take away points with this one I reckon it s worth a [...]


    12. First sentence Strictly speaking, there were only six Poor Travellers but being a Traveller myself, though an idle one, and being withal as poor as hope to be, I brought the number up to seven.Last sentence And there I told of worthy Master Richard Watts, and of my supper with the Six Poor Travellers who were neither Rogues nor Proctors, and from that hour to this I have never seen one of them again This short story tells the tale that entertains six travellers after finishing Christmas dinner H [...]


    13. An inspiring Christmas short story of charity, comfort and concern for others Charles Dickens has always been a favorite of mine during the holiday season and this short story fits in very well Written around a hospice that Dickens knew well, it describes how charity is given out to seven travelers with food, entertainment and even four pence each I never got to read this around the holiday season but wanted to read it now around Charles Dickens 205th Birthday Celebration I would recommend to th [...]


    14. A Christmas story of 31 pages, so a quick read, and a nice find at a used book store The seventh traveler isn t poor but treats the other six to a nice Christmas eve dinner and a story as entertainment Pretty easy to see where the entertainment story is going, but it is a good story nonetheless.


    15. Dickens is eternal Wonderful reading for the festive season in the Victorian era and today His characters come to life with every word.





    16. This is a Dickens Christmas tale that entails war, injury and reconciliation of a war hero I felt quite sympathetic towards the hero It is an endearing tale.




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