The Holly-Tree Inn

The Holly-Tree Inn  (1900) 
by Charles Dickens

This is a 1900 reprint from the The Holly-Tree Inn and Other Reprinted Pieces collection of short stories, published as the second volume of A Child's History of England and Miscellaneous Pieces. The Holly-Tree Inn was originally published in the Christmas 1855 edition of Household Words. There is some evidence that Dickens only wrote three of the sections and the framing story; the other sections are purportedly attributed as follows: "The Ostler", Wilkie Collins; "The Landlord", William Howitt; "The Barmaid" Adelaide Anne Procter; "The Poor Pensioner", Holme Lee.


This work was published before January 1, 1926, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.