amusements and recreation
Dickens had a profound interest in popular recreation, and reference to it suffuses his early fiction and his journalism throughout his life. His basic philosophy can be found in the ...
Old Curiosity Shop
A novel by Dickens, published 1841. It was originally intended to be fitted into the framework of Master Humphrey's Clock (1840–41), and Master Humphrey is, in fact, the narrator of the first few ...
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F. S. Schwarzbach
The Oxford Reader's Companion to Dickens
When Dickens was born in 1812 London—or the collection of miscellaneous cities, boroughs, and parishes that later would be grouped into the Administrative County of London—had a population ... More
When Dickens was born in 1812