The Chimes: As Written in the Christmas Stories

The Chimes: As Written in the Christmas Stories

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The Chimes: As Written in the Christmas Stories

The Chimes: As Written in the Christmas Stories

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It was during a sojourn in Italy that Charles Dickens wrote the "Chimes." In the last week of September, 1844, he moved with his family from Albaro to Genoa, and here settled down in the Peschiere to serious work. From the several rooms he and his family occupied he chose for his study a small one that commanded a view of the city and its harbor. From his window he could see over the city as far as the lighthouse, which was one of the wonders of Genoa. This view on a clear day was a never failing source of enjoyment. The whole city with its many varieties of towers and steeples lay stretched out before him. Dickens wrote of this beautiful spot: "Beyond the town is the wide expanse of the Mediterranean, as blue, at this moment, as the most pure and vivid prussian blue on Mac's palette (referring to . . .

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