Building on the success of his Christmas number for 1852, Dickens
used the same framing concept for 1853's Another Round of
Stories by the Christmas Fire. This wide-ranging round features
tales of angels, ghosts, and marriages that are as treacherous as
they are inspiring. With more than one horrifying account of
murder, the stories carry warning about love's dangers as well
as its delights. An impressive contributor list includes Elizabeth
Gaskell and George A. Sala, whose poignant tales rival Dickens'
Charles Dickens is one of England's most important literary figures. His works enjoyed enormous success in his day and are still regarded as among the most popular and widely read classics of all time.