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Story of the Goblins Who Stole a Sexton, the (1837) [Short Story]
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At twilight on Christmas Eve, Gabriel Grub, sexton and gravedigger, must prepare a grave for the following morning. As he arrives at the old churchyard and is ready to tend to his work, he hears a deep voice in the dark and otherwise silent yard.

First published as Chapter XXIX of The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club, January 1837.

Reprinted in:

  • Christmas Ghosts (1987)
  • The Signalman and Other Ghost Stories, Academy Chicago 1988
  • Ghosts for Christmas, ed. Richard Dalby, O’Mara 1988
  • The Dedalus Book of British Fantasy: The 19th Century (1991)
  • Charles Dickens’ Christmas Ghost Stories, Robert Hale 1992
  • A Christmas Carol and Other Haunting Tales, SFBC 1998

Original title: The Story of the Goblins Who Stole a Sexton
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionHorrorGhosts
FictionGeneral FictionLiterary Fiction/classics

This work is a subwork of the following works :
     Pickwick Papers, the (1837) [Novel]
      Author: Charles Dickens
     Christmas Ghosts (1987) [Anthology]
      Authors: Charles Dickens , Nathaniel Hawthorne , Ramsey Campbell , Arthur Machen , Marjorie Bowen , Mrs. J.H. (Charlotte) Riddell , John Kendrick Bangs , A.N.L. Munby , Frank R. Stockton , F. Anstey , Elia Wilkinson Peattie , Elizabeth Walter , Rosemary Timperley , William D. O'Connor , Andrew Caldecott , Leonard Kip
     Dedalus Book of British Fantasy: The 19th Century (1991) [Anthology]
      Authors: Lewis Carroll , Charles Dickens , John Keats , Alfred Tennyson , Oscar Wilde , Samuel Taylor Coleridge , George MacDonald , William Morris , Christina Rossetti , Richard Garnett , Andrew Lang , F. Anstey , Edward Bulwer-Lytton , Edward Lear , William Gilbert , Vernon Lee , Nathan Drake , Benjamin Disraeli , John Sterling , Dinah Maria Mulock , Walter Besant , Walter Herries Pollock
     Best Ghost Stories (1998) [Collection]
      Author: Charles Dickens

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