This volume contains Charles Dickens's 1844 short story "e;The Chimes: A Goblin Story of Some Bells that Rang an Old Year Out and a New Year In"e;. Published one year after "e;A Christmas Carol"e; and one year before "e;The Cricket on the Hearth"e;, this book constitutes the second in Dickens's series of Christmas books, and it is highly recommended for fans and collectors of his seminal work. Charles John Huffam Dickens (1812 - 1870) was a seminal English author. Dickens created some of the world's most famous fictional characters, and is considered to be the greatest novelist of the Victorian era. Many vintage texts such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive, and it is with this in mind that we are republishing this book now, in an affordable, high-quality, modern edition. It comes complete with a specially commissioned biography of the author.