Published in the Christmas edition of Charles Dickens's magazine All the Year Round, Mugby Junction is the spellbinding result of a literary collaboration between some of the leading writers of the day, and contains four unforgettable contributions by Dickens himself, including 'The Signalman' - a chilling tale of a spectral apparition whose appearances forebode fatal accidents on the line.
The eight stories included in this volume range from the hilarious to the hair-raising, and not only remain as fresh today as when they first appeared in 1866, but stand as a testament to the versatility and exuberance of Dickens's unrivalled genius.
Includes: 'Barbox Brothers', 'Barbox Brothers and Co.', 'Main Line: The Boy at Mugby' and 'No. 1 Branch Line: The Signalman' by Charles Dickens, 'No. 2 Branch Line: The Engine Driver' by Andrew Halliday, 'No. 3 Branch Line: The Compensation House' by Charles Collins, 'No. 4 Branch Line: The Travelling Post-Office' by Hesba Stretton and 'No. 5 Branch Line: The Engineer' by Amelia B. Edwards