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amusements and recreation

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

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

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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