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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 ...
author–publisher agreements

author–publisher agreements  

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Contractual agreements between authors of books and publishers of those books have been and remain an essential instrument for an orderly market in commercial book publishing.1. Contract and ...
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 ...
Boz

Boz  

The pseudonym used by Charles Dickens in his Pickwick Papers and contributions to the Morning Chronicle; in his preface to the Pickwick Papers (1847), Dickens explained that he had taken the name ...
Bradbury and Evans

Bradbury and Evans  

William Bradbury (1800–1869) and Frederick Mullet Evans (1803–70), English printers from 1830, took over from Bradbury’s failed partnership with William Dent. Initially printers of legal work, they ...
Chimes

Chimes  

A Christmas book by Dickens, published 1845.It is the story of a nightmare or vision in which Toby Veck, porter and runner of errands, under the influence of the goblins of the church bells and a ...
Christmas book

Christmas book  

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Specially produced cards, broadsides, leaflets, and books marking the Christmas holiday were sent free as expressions of appreciation from publishers, printers, authors, and book collectors to their ...
A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol  

A Christmas book by Dickens, published 1843.Scrooge, an old curmudgeon, receives on Christmas Eve a visit from the ghost of Marley, his late partner in business, and beholds a series of visions, ...
Christmas stories

Christmas stories  

Collective title of stories, sketches, and essays written by Dickens for Christmas numbers of Household Words (1850–8) and All the Year Round (1859–67), in a few cases in collaboration with Wilkie ...
Daniel Maclise

Daniel Maclise  

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(bapt. Cork, 2 Feb. [b ?25 Jan.] 1806; d London, 25 Apr. 1870).Irish painter and caricaturist, active for almost all his career in London, where he moved in 1827 to study at the Royal Academy. An ...
Dombey and Son

Dombey and Son  

Dealings with the Firm of A novel by Charles Dickens, published 1847–8. When the story opens Mr Dombey, the frigid head of the shipping house of Dombey and Son, has just ...
edition

edition  

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A printed version of a given work that may be distinguished from other versions either by its published format (e.g. paperback edition, popular edition, abridged edition), or by its membership of a ...
essays and essayists before Dickens

essays and essayists before Dickens  

In its many guises—familiar, critical, polemical, or philosophical—and as a publishing mode, the essay held a place in Dickens's idea of literature that was second to none. The 18th-century authors ...
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 ...
George Meredith

George Meredith  

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(1828–1909)Novelist. He had a precarious childhood in Portsmouth as the son of an impoverished, but flamboyant and extravagant, tailor who was widowed early—a background which Meredith was later at ...
Great Expectations

Great Expectations  

A novel by Dickens, which first appeared in All the Year Round 1860–61, published in book form 1861.It recounts the development of the character of the narrator, Philip Pirrip, commonly known as ...
Hablot Knight Browne

Hablot Knight Browne  

(1815–82)Under the pseudonym ‘Phiz’, he illustrated some of the works of Charles Dickens, R. S. Surtees, and F. E. Smedley.
Henry Fothergill Chorley

Henry Fothergill Chorley  

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(1808–72), journalist, novelist, and close friend of DickensUnlike many contemporary reviewers, Chorley admired Dickens's later novels and reviewed them favourably. The two men became intimate around ...
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, ...

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