Charles Dickens, Mugby Junction

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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 Midlands. In June 1865, eighteen months before

Mugby Junction

appeared, Dickens was involved in the Staplehurst railway disaster,…

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Citation: Marr, Edwin. "Mugby Junction". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 06 May 2019 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/sworks.php?rec=true&UID=38925, accessed 30 May 2024.]

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