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A House to Let is a novella originally published in 1858 in the Christmas edition of Dickens' Household Words magazine. Each of the contributors wrote a chapter (stories within a story, and in the case of Adelaide Anne Procter, as a story in verse) and the whole was edited by Dickens.House to Let is a composite tale of mystery and intrigue set amid the dark streets of Victorian London. Advised by her doctor to have a change of scenery, the elderly Sophonisba takes up lodgings in London. Immediately intrigued by a nearby "house to let," she charges her two warring attendants, Trottle and Jarber, to unearth the secret behind its seeming desertedness. Rivals to the end, they each seek to outdo the other to satisfy their mistress' curiosity; however, it is only after repeated false starts-and by way of elaborate tales of men lost at sea, circus performers, and forged death certificates-that they happen upon the truth.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781731287809
ISBN-10: 1731287801
Publisher: Independently Published
Publication Date: November 13th, 2018
Pages: 170
Language: English