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The Resource To be read at dusk, (electronic resource)

To be read at dusk, (electronic resource)

Label
To be read at dusk
Title
To be read at dusk
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
To Be Read at Dusk is a very short story by the celebrated Victorian novelist Charles Dickens. Amid the Swiss mountainous region of Saint Bernard, the first-person narrator starts to eavesdrop on a nearby group of men. The sun is setting, giving way to strange thoughts and memories. The group is composed of five couriers from different nationalities, including a stout and talkative German, a Swiss, a Genoese and a Neapolitan. It is the German courier who first makes a comment on the beautiful, yet eerie, scene of the setting sun and the blood-crimson horizon to start a conversation on weird happenings and apparitions. They talk about instances of dǰ ̉vu, of omens and visions that mysteriously come true. Other accounts follow telling about encounters with ghosts, revenants and various sorts of strange cases. When they all finish speaking and prepare themselves to depart in silence, a feeling of melancholy and fear prevails. The eavesdropping narrator "looked round, and the five couriers were gone: so noiselessly that the ghostly mountain might have absorbed them into its eternal snows. " By the very end of the narrative, the narrator admits to his readers that he has now become afraid of being left alone in such a place or in any other place
Cataloging source
Midwest
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1812-1870
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Dickens, Charles
Dewey number
823
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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  • Short stories, English
  • English drama
  • Electronic books
Target audience
adult
Label
To be read at dusk, (electronic resource)
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781780006444
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11388059
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11388059
System control number
(MWT)MWT11388059
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
To be read at dusk, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781780006444
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11388059
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11388059
System control number
(MWT)MWT11388059
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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