The Holly-Tree is a delightful little tale with dual romance. . . The "second branch," telling of the elopement of two small children for Gretna Green was one of the best liked of the author's readings both in England and America, and it remains today probably one of the most popular of the minor writings of Charles Dickens.
Charles Dickens (1812-1870) was a British writer known for his tales of Victorian life and times and immensely popular both then and now. His works include The Pickwick Papers (1836-1837), Oliver Twist (1837-1838) and David Copperfield (1849-1850).