About The Audio

Charles Dickens (1812-70) was one of the greatest of all English novelists and remains a giant of world literature. Famed for major novels such as Oliver Twist (1837-38), David Copperfield (1850), Bleak House (1852-53) and Great Expectations (1860-61), Dickens was also a master of short fiction.

The five stories collected here encompass haunted railway lines, Christmas goblins, figures stepping out of nightmares, a child murderer, and an extraordinary encounter between a spectre and a canny lawyer.


Further Details


The Signalman
The Story Of The Goblins Who Stole A Sexton
To Be Read At Dusk
A Confession Found In A Prison In The Time Of Charles The Second
The Lawyer And The Ghost

Ghosts and Goblins
(an incidental music suite by Howard Carter)



Charles Dickens is part of the National Curriculum and is a recommended author for all three main examination boards:
English Literature GCSE, AS & A2 (AQA)
AQA GCSE English & English Literature Specification A (List of Prescribed Authors specifies Charles Dickens)
English Literature GCSE & GCE A-Level (OCR)
English Literature GCSE & GCE A-Level (EdExcel)



Works by Charles Dickens:
Complete Ghost Stories (Wordsworth, 1997)
Selected Short Fiction, ed. Deborah A. Thomas (Penguin, 1976)

Studies of Charles Dickens:
Peter Ackroyd, Dickens (Mandarin, new edition, 5 Sep 1991)
Julia Briggs, Night Visitors: Rise and Fall of the English Ghost Story (Faber & Faber, 1977)
John Carey, The Violent Effigy: A Study of Dickens’ Imagination (Faber & Faber, 1973)
G.K. Chesterton, Charles Dickens (Methuen, 1906)
Percy Fitzgerald, Memories of Charles Dickens (Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent, 1913)
Sigmund Freud, The Uncanny (from ‘Collected Papers’, Hogarth Press, 1953)
Gerald G. Grubb, The Personal and Literary Relationships of Dickens and Poe (from ‘Nineteenth-Century Fiction’, Vol.5, 1950





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John Sessions


Barnaby Edwards


Howard Carter

Recorded At

Moat Studios

Cover Art

Alex Mallinson




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