{epub pdf} Somebody's Luggage (annotated)Author Charles Dickens – Albawater.co

The writer of these humble lines being a Waiter, and having come of a family of Waiters, and owning at the present time five brothers who are all Waiters, and likewise an only sister who is a Waitress, would wish to offer a few words respecting his calling first having the pleasure of hereby in a friendly manner offering the Dedication of the same unto JOSEPH, much respected Head Waiter at the Slamjam Coffee house, London, EC than which a individual eminently deserving of the name of man, or a amenable honour to his own head and heart, whether considered in the light of a Waiter or regarded as a human being, do not exist


10 thoughts on “Somebody's Luggage (annotated)

  1. Debbie Zapata Debbie Zapata says:

    I had no pre conceived notions about this book, just that I had seen the title some time ago and wanted to read it But I think I prefer Charles Dickens as a novelist rather than as a short story writer This is the second in a row that I have to say I basically did not finish The lengthy explanation of what it meant to be a Waiter was a bit of a struggle to get through, but it did reveal class distinctions and attitudes of the day.The section of the story telling about what happened to Somebod I had no pre conceived notions about this book, just that I had seen the title some time ago and wanted to read it But I think I prefer Charles Dickens as a novelist rather than as a short story writer This is the second in a row that I have to say I basically did not finish The lengthy explanation of what it meant to be a Waiter was a bit of a struggle to get through, but it did reveal class distinctions and attitudes of the day.The section of the story telling about what happened to Somebody s Luggage and what was in it was also okay, but after that boredom set in I don t like boredom when reading I have only experienced it with Dickens in various parts of Great Expectations, Mugby Junction, and now this book I won t continue reading if I get bored, not even for such a world famous author as Dickens Sorry, Charles


  2. Stuart Hill Stuart Hill says:

    I liked the concept of this book The premise is that a head waiter finds someone s luggage that has been left behind in a hotel, and for each item there is a story, which are told in separate chapters.The stories were originally published in a literary magazine edited by Dickens and are written by himself and several other writers Unfortunately, the results aren t too impressive, as the stories are quite dull and plodding and there don t seem to be any connections between them which would have I liked the concept of this book The premise is that a head waiter finds someone s luggage that has been left behind in a hotel, and for each item there is a story, which are told in separate chapters.The stories were originally published in a literary magazine edited by Dickens and are written by himself and several other writers Unfortunately, the results aren t too impressive, as the stories are quite dull and plodding and there don t seem to be any connections between them which would have given the book structure.I think this one is for Dickens completionists and those with an interest in obscure Victorian authors only I hadn t heard of any of the other writers before


  3. YZ YZ says:

    My first Dickens, which isn t even really a pure Dickens.Christmas present from U., 2012.


  4. STEVE D. STEVE D. says:

    I have read all Dicken s 15 novels in the last two years and loved all but The Pickwick Papers Dickens is my second favorite novelist after Mark Twain.In the last couple of months I have read the below five novellas 1 The Chimes2 The Cricket on the Hearth 3 The Battle of Life4 The Haunted Man and the Ghost s Bargain 5 A Christmas CarolAnd the below 14 Short Stories1 Tom Tiddler s Ground2 To Be Read At Dusk 3 The Wreck of the Golden Mary4 The Signal Man 5 The Trial For Murder 6 The Se I have read all Dicken s 15 novels in the last two years and loved all but The Pickwick Papers Dickens is my second favorite novelist after Mark Twain.In the last couple of months I have read the below five novellas 1 The Chimes2 The Cricket on the Hearth 3 The Battle of Life4 The Haunted Man and the Ghost s Bargain 5 A Christmas CarolAnd the below 14 Short Stories1 Tom Tiddler s Ground2 To Be Read At Dusk 3 The Wreck of the Golden Mary4 The Signal Man 5 The Trial For Murder 6 The Seven Poor Travellers7 A Holiday Romance 8 George Silvermans Explanation9 The Holly Tree10 Sketches of Young Gentlemen11 Doctor Marigold12 American Notes13 Sketches of Young Couples14 Somebody s LuggageHonestly I didn t enjoy any of the novellas or short stories except A Christmas Carol and American Notes Doctor Marigold was passable as was Sketches of Young Couples George Silverman s Explanation, squeaked by, sort of.What is really ugly is the many collaborations Dickens did in his short stories.It was like Hendrix taking on the two percussionists and rhythm guitar player to perform at Woodstock.Just plain poor judgementAs in all criticism of Dickens work thoughyou learnabout the reader than you do about Dickens


  5. Stephen Stephen says:

    A book of short stories by Dickens and friends The narrative is wrapped in a story by Dickens of a waiter working in a hotel who chances upon some left luggage He is allowed to open the luggage but finds no great treasure there just a series of short stories, each of which is loosely associated with the concept of luggage so, for instance, one is called His Boots and another is His Hatbox and so on The waiter successfully gets these stories published At the end of the story the owne A book of short stories by Dickens and friends The narrative is wrapped in a story by Dickens of a waiter working in a hotel who chances upon some left luggage He is allowed to open the luggage but finds no great treasure there just a series of short stories, each of which is loosely associated with the concept of luggage so, for instance, one is called His Boots and another is His Hatbox and so on The waiter successfully gets these stories published At the end of the story the owne ro fthe luggage returns, and it turns out he is delighted to have the stories published as he had failed to do so and thought himself cursed He had left the luggage in just such a hope of some such happy outcome.Within this framing narrative are the short stories themselves Some are by Dickens and others by other Victorian writers A clever selection of tales including sentimental, comedic and ghost stories Although the different writers have different styles, the collection hangs together very well


  6. Georgina N Georgina N says:

    short storiesshort stories short story 3 .


  7. Melodee Melodee says:

    This tale concerns a set of luggage belonging to somebody that is left behind in an inn After a long search for the owner and a decent stretch of waiting time, an inn worker takes ownership of the bags and finds a manuscript inside The rest of the story is quite entertaining I especially liked Dickens one diversion when he said regarding what I can t remember , that is to say, namely, viz., i.e., as follows, thus His word play is always choice The ending was a bit of a pleasant surpr This tale concerns a set of luggage belonging to somebody that is left behind in an inn After a long search for the owner and a decent stretch of waiting time, an inn worker takes ownership of the bags and finds a manuscript inside The rest of the story is quite entertaining I especially liked Dickens one diversion when he said regarding what I can t remember , that is to say, namely, viz., i.e., as follows, thus His word play is always choice The ending was a bit of a pleasant surprise


  8. Brandee Brandee says:

    The main character in this book is a head waiter in a hotel He finds some dust covered luggage that was left behind, in the luggage he found some writings that were left behind The main character reads the writings and as a reader you too read the writings I read this short story because I love A Christmas Carol but I would have liked the story better if i had known that the main character was reading the writings and read the second and fourth parts of the story.


  9. Kathi Olsen Kathi Olsen says:

    Was glad this was a short story When it starts, there s a lot of run on sentences that were bugging me, but that got better The narrator style was a little strange because he talks as if he is an impartial observer but talking about himself and it seemed a little awkward.


  10. Lavender Lavender says:

    This was a nice, short, read It consists of a couple short stories tied together within another short story Interesting characters and places come alive, as usual, in Dickens work.