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date: 23 May 2024

Forster, John (1812–76), 

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The Oxford Reader's Companion to Dickens
Author(s):
Robin GilmourRobin Gilmour

Dickens's oldest friend and first significant biographer. Forster came from unitarian stock in Newcastle, the second child of a butcher, a fact about which he remained touchy all his life; and was educated at Newcastle Grammar School. A fascination with literature and, in particular, with the theatre, drew him to London, and in ... ...

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