A Child's Dream of a Star

A Child s Dream of a Star This early work is Charles Dickens short children s story A Child s Dream of a Star It is the charming and heart warming tale of a brother and sister s musings on life and death inspired by nigh

  • Title: A Child's Dream of a Star
  • Author: Charles Dickens
  • ISBN: 9781409798583
  • Page: 183
  • Format: Paperback
  • This early work is Charles Dickens 1871 short children s story, A Child s Dream of a Star It is the charming and heart warming tale of a brother and sister s musings on life and death inspired by night time star gazing This timeless and delightfully illustrated story would make for a fantastic addition to any family collection, and is not to be missed by lovers of DickeThis early work is Charles Dickens 1871 short children s story, A Child s Dream of a Star It is the charming and heart warming tale of a brother and sister s musings on life and death inspired by night time star gazing This timeless and delightfully illustrated story would make for a fantastic addition to any family collection, and is not to be missed by lovers of Dickens seminal work Charles John Huffam Dickens 1812 1870 was an English author widely considered to be the most important novelist of the Victorian era Many classic books such as this are becoming increasingly rare and expensive We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author.

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    1. What an emotional read!I am soo emotional right now that I cannot describe.I didn't thought I would love anybody in short stories' world more than Guy de Maupassant. But I think Charles Dickens has made his place in my heart beside Maupassant. OVERVIEW This is the story of a brother's love for her sister. In their childhood, brother and the sister used to see a star in the sky. One day, his sister dies of weakness. Every night he dreams of her sister in the star and wants to go to her. But life [...]

    2. It is so beautifully written with such dreamy imagination, that it takes you to another world <3 The love, affection & companionship between the brother & sister is strongly portrayed in this story & above all the LONGING to be together forever shows how powerful a relationship can be built. It is obviously the waiting part, which is painful, but the reunion, the joy of finally becoming one & the pleasure to meet them again brings such happiness & contentment to someone th [...]

    3. I probably shouldn't have read this first thing in the morning, but you live and you learn. Short, beautifully written, and profoundly heartbreaking. Yet there lies a lovely message here about devotion and love even in the midst of sadness, as well as faith. I never heard of this one before (thank you, Project Gutenberg!) in spite of my love for all things Dickensian, so I'm highly recommending it for any serious fan of the author.

    4. This is the sentimental(?) side of Dickens that sometimes leaves the reader asking, "So what exactly was that about?"

    5. This story is included in the "Weird Tales" anthology and why? I do not see why this could be in something which is generally ghost and horror stories. This is Dickens at his most saccharine. A pair of siblings look each night for a star to appear, continuing the practice even as one grows ill and dies. The star connects the surviving sibling to the heavenly spirit of the dead sibling, who repeatedly tells him it is not time even as the rest of the family drops like flies. Until finally, one day [...]

    6. I love this story! I read it many, many times as a child. Over the years, the Dickens' anthology was lost and I tried to find this story again. I remember feeling such empathy for the little boy and being so hopeful for his reunion with his sister. May not be for all children but I was very young when I first had it read to me and then read it to myself till I was a teenager.

    7. It's a very lovely that describes the life and death with subtle thoughts of children starring in the sky !

    8. " they wondered at the height and blueness of the sky; they wondered at the depth of the bright water ,they wondered at the goodness and the power of God "

    9. I promised myself I wouldn't read short stories because they are over before you know it.I'm procrastinating.

    10. A deeply poignant and sad tale about love, dying and eternal reunion, albeit very short, made me wept all the way. (seriously, who doesn't shed a tear or two, he can't be human xD)

    11. So wonderfully ineffable. Short sweet words give meaning to life. Express the relationship between life and inevitable death.

    12. I have arranged my thoughts into a haiku as best as I could:"Lighting the way home,Life-long friends who cannot speakComfort how they can."

    13. Awesome story of comfortI read this story many, many times as a child and always loved it. I remember that it made me cry but it was a good, empathetic cry with a feeling of hope for our final destination. After moving out of my parents' home, I looked in various Dickens' anthologies and was unable to find the story. So happy it is available again.

    14. This is the first time that I read a short story written by Charles Dickens, and all I can say is, it's another side of him; the author who wrote about crimes and social corruption, showed a different kind of story and style. I'd not have known it's written by him had I not read that before starting with it.

    15. Oh my, so very touching. Dickens writes a story for young children to understand and come to terms with grief and loss at a time when death was a far more commonplace occurrence in the developed world.

    16. It was too simple story , but also it was too deep . We all need that star to shine above our graves , even if we are not dead we still need that star , the star of hope .

    17. Short-Sweet-Lovable-Touching Stories :Dmore about this stories, check on my review at here : my-classic-books/

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