Charles Dickens: Mugby Junction (3363 words)


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Mugby Junction appeared in the Christmas edition of Charles Dickens’ journal All the Year Round in 1866. Dickens had published Christmas editions since the magazine’s first year, with each issue containing a selection of short stories by various authors collected under a set theme. For instance, the first, for Christmas 1859, featured The Haunted House, a selection of ghost stories set in different rooms of a house, whilst the 1862 edition Somebody’s Luggage imagined stories surrounding a mysterious traveller’s possessions. Mugby Junction comprises eight short stories interwoven around the fictional railway junction of Mugby, based on Rugby in the West …

Citation: Marr, Edwin. "Mugby Junction". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 06 May 2019 [, accessed 07 May 2021.]

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