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Richard Bentley

(1794—1871) printer and publisher

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A. E. Housman

A. E. Housman  

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(1859–1936)British poet and classical scholar.The eldest son of a Worcestershire solicitor, Housman was educated at Bromsgrove School. Despite the death of their mother (1870), the family was in ...
advertising in and of Dickens's work

advertising in and of Dickens's work  

Dickens lived in an era of brash and relentless advertising. Walls, fences, and hoardings in city and village were plastered with urgent bills and posters for all kinds of products ...
Barnaby Rudge

Barnaby Rudge  

A novel by Dickens published in 1841 as part of Master Humphrey's Clock. The earlier of Dickens's two historical novels, it is set at the period of the Gordon anti‐popery riots of 1780, and Lord ...
Bentley's Miscellany

Bentley's Miscellany  

(1837–69),a successful periodical consisting of essays, stories, and poems, begun by R. Bentley. Dickens was the first editor, and Oliver Twist appeared in its pages in 1837–8. J. H. Reynolds, Hook, ...
Chapman and Hall

Chapman and Hall  

A publishing company founded in 1830 at 186 Strand, London, by Edward Chapman and William Hall. It owed much of its success to its early association with Dickens (Pickwick Papers having originated in ...
Colburn's Modern Novelists

Colburn's Modern Novelists  

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Reprint series issued from about 1833 by H. Colburn, consisting largely of rebound sheets of earlier editions of fiction. It was initially published by his former partner, R. Bentley (1794–1871). ...
emendation

emendation  

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A correction made to a text in the belief that the author's original wording has been wrongly altered, e.g. by scribal error, printer's misreading, or the intervention of censorship. Unlike an ...
George Cruikshank

George Cruikshank  

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(1792–1878),illustrator and caricaturist, son of Isaac Cruikshank, also a caricaturist, illustrated a large amount of literary works including Sketches by Boz in 1836, which began a long association ...
Henry Colburn

Henry Colburn  

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(d. 1855),publisher who founded the New Monthly Magazine in 1814 and the Literary Gazette in 1817. He published the fashionable novels of T. Hook; Evelyn's Diary (1818); and Pepys's newly‐deciphered ...
John Dickens

John Dickens  

(1785–1851)father of Charles Dickens. John Dickens was a man of energy and humour, determined to live life at a level of comfort just beyond his means. It was a ...
John Forster

John Forster  

(1812–76),was editor of Foreign Quarterly Review, 1842–3, the Daily News, 1846, and the Examiner, 1847–55. He was the literary associate and close friend of Leigh Hunt, C. Lamb, W. S. Landor, ...
journalist, Dickens as

journalist, Dickens as  

For so much of the 20th century Dickens studies have revolved around assessing and reassessing Dickens the novelist that perhaps inevitably assessments of Dickens as a journalist, if they have ...
legal documents of Dickens

legal documents of Dickens  

Dickens entered into many agreements, deeds, bonds, and other arrangements during his lifetime. He married, leased and purchased domiciles, took out loans, assigned power of attorney, insured his ...
Loving Ballad of Lord Bateman

Loving Ballad of Lord Bateman  

A comic ballad that George Cruikshank turned into a party performance. Cruikshank set down his version in cockney dialect and illustrated it with charming line drawings and musical staves drawn ...
Macmillan & Co.

Macmillan & Co.  

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British publishing and bookselling firm, founded by Daniel and Alexander Macmillan in 1843. By 1852 it had published 131 titles, the majority by Cambridge academics, on such subjects as Christian ...
melodrama in Dickens's writing

melodrama in Dickens's writing  

As a pejorative term, ‘melodrama’ has often been used as a stick to beat Dickens with. His stagey villains, too-good heroines, improbable plots, and heightened rhetoric bear close relation to ...
Memoirs of Grimaldi

Memoirs of Grimaldi  

A work edited by Dickens as ‘Boz’ in 2 volumes, with illustrations by George Cruikshank. bentley, whose Miscellany Dickens was editing at the time (see Bentley's Miscellany), purchased the manuscript ...
miscellany

miscellany  

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A miscellany is any kind of volume in which a mixture of literary compositions, of different genres or by different authors, are collected together. In manuscript terms, a miscellany, whether ...
Mudfog Papers

Mudfog Papers  

The title of Dickens's contributions, other than Oliver Twist, to Bentley's Miscellany, written when he was editor of that journal and illustrated by George Cruikshank, but not published as a ...
Newgate Novel

Newgate Novel  

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A term applied to certain popular English novels of the 1830s that are based on legends of 18th-century highwaymen and other notorious criminals as recorded in the Newgate Calendar (c.1773). Edward ...

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