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Haunted Man

A Forgotten Classic, Abridged and Annotated by Dave Swavely

Charles Dickens

Haunted Man

A Forgotten Classic, Abridged and Annotated by Dave Swavely

Charles Dickens



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"Swavely's goal of making Haunted Man more accessible to modern readers without eviscerating Dickens's genius and spirit is an overwhelming success."
–Dr. Gary L. Colledge, God and Charles Dickens: Recovering the Christian Voice of a Classic Author

What is a Forgotten Classic?

Great works by some of the world's best fiction writers have nevertheless gone largely unnoticed. Unfortunate timing in the marketplace, inadequate distribution, and changes in public taste are just a few of the reasons for this. Yet many of these works can be as enjoyable and meaningful as far more famous books. Cruciform Press is excited to begin publishing some forgotten classics of special interest to those who enjoy fiction that intelligently explores matters of faith.

This edition of Haunted Man, by Charles Dickens, has been abridged significantly to make it more enjoyable for modern readers, while retaining every essential element of the story. It also includes an introduction with character descriptions and other helpful information, and a thought-provoking afterword discussing some of the spiritual issues addressed by the book.

A college professor named Redlaw is a good man plagued by bad memories of a traumatic childhood, compounded by a terrible betrayal and loss during his young adulthood. When an ethereal demonic doppelganger of himself appears and offers to wipe away those memories, Redlaw eagerly accepts, and also receives the ability to spread this "gift" to others.

Featuring the breathless suspense, colorful characters, and witty humor that has made Dickens such a beloved author, the story also tackles some of the deepest philosophical and theological questions ever raised in his writings. His answer to "the problem of evil" is of both literary and religious interest.

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    Haunted Man

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    Charles Dickens

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    Cruciform Press

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