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The Ostler

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Author Wilkie Collins
Genre Prose: Occasional (Christmas Story; article in Christmas or New Year Number, &c) i
Subjects Crime; Criminals; Punishment; Capital Punishment; Prisons; Penal Transportation; Penal Colonies
Dreams; Visions; Sleep
Marriage; Courtship; Love; Sex
Supernatural; Superstition; Spiritualism; Clairvoyance; Mesmerism; Ghosts; Fairies; Witches; Magic; Occultism
Travel; Tourism; Hotels; Resorts; Seaside Resorts—Fiction; Passports;
Other Details
Printed : 25/12/1855
Journal : Household Words
Volume : Volume XII
Magazine : 1855 Christmas
Office Book Notes
MemoThe Office Book gives no length notations for the items in this number; teh 18.25 column length supplied includes the length of the opening passage and the concluding passage.
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The interpolated story told in 'The Ostler' is by Wilkie Collins. The Introduction (from the beginning, p. 581, to 'he complies with my request', p. 582) and Conclusion (from 'At this point of the narrative' to the end, p. 590) to 'The Ostler', however, is part of the framework of The Holly-Tree Inn - part, that is, of the linking and bridging sections that Dickens usually wrote himself. See notes to The Seven Poor Travellers and The Holly-Tree Inn [1855 Christmas].

Harry Stone; © Bloomington and Indiana University Press, 1968. DJO gratefully acknowledges permission to reproduce this material.

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