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Albany Fonblanque

Albany Fonblanque  

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amateur theatricals of Dickens

amateur theatricals of Dickens  

Dickens's first piece of writing, Misnar, Sultan of India, was a drama based very closely on his favourite childhood reading, The Arabian Nights. Fairly certainly, its 9-year-old author wrote it not ...
Arthur Ransome

Arthur Ransome  

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(1884–1967),journalist and author. He went to Russia in 1913 to learn the language, covered the revolution at first hand for the Daily News, and published a collection of Russian legends and fairy ...
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 ...
Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens  

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(1812–70),English novelist, whose first tour of the U.S. (Jan.–May 1842) is described in his American Notes for General Circulation (1842), and furnished the background for portions of Martin ...
collections of Dickens materials

collections of Dickens materials  

Printed editions of Dickens's works published in his lifetime, especially first editions in their original serial instalments, often command high prices from dealers. But for the most part such ...
Cricket on the Hearth

Cricket on the Hearth  

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A Christmas book by Dickens, published 1846.John Peerybingle, carrier, and his much younger wife, Dot, are as happy a couple as possible, although the venomous old Tackleton, who himself is about to ...
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 ...
Douglas Jerrold

Douglas Jerrold  

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(1803–57),made his name in the theatre with Black‐Ey'd Susan (1829), founded on Gay's ballad. He was a friend of Dickens and was associated with Punch from its beginnings, for which he wrote several ...
Edmund Clerihew Bentley

Edmund Clerihew Bentley  

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(1875–1956),was called to the bar, but made his career as a journalist on the Daily News and Daily Telegraph. In Biography for Beginners (1905) he invented the wittily absurd verse form called ...
Exhibition of 1851

Exhibition of 1851  

At the instigation of Prince Albert, the Great Exhibition was held in Hyde Park during the summer of 1851 to display goods and manufactures from all over the world. It ...
H. M. Tomlinson

H. M. Tomlinson  

(1873–1958),British travel writer and novelist, born in East London; he left school at the age of 12 and worked as a shipping clerk till 1904, when he began his ...
Household Words

Household Words  

A weekly periodical started in 1850 by Dickens, and incorporated in 1859 into All the Year Round, which he edited until his death. It published much of Dickens's own work and other writers such as ...
industry

industry  

During the years immediately before and after Dickens's birth, parts of Britain underwent a massive transformation which most economic historians are still prepared to call an ‘industrial ...
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 ...
Mark Lemon

Mark Lemon  

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(1809–70),a founder and first editor of Punch, from 1841 until his death. He wrote prolifically for the stage, and collaborated with Dickens in Mr Nightingale's Diary (1851), a one‐act farce with ...
novelist and man of letters, Dickens as

novelist and man of letters, Dickens as  

One extraordinary consideration for the modern commentator looking at Dickens's posthumous reputation as the greatest English novelist is that, at the outset, neither he nor his contemporaries ...
Pictures from Italy

Pictures from Italy  

Records Dickens's residence in Italy from July 1844 to June 1845 and was clearly intended to defray some of the costs of the expedition. The first third of the book ...
Punch

Punch  

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An illustrated weekly comic periodical, founded 1841; at first a rather strongly Radical paper, gradually becoming less political. It ceased publication in 1992.It appears that the idea of starting ...
Richard Henry Horne

Richard Henry Horne  

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(1802–1884), English journalist, poet, and writer of children's books. Under the pseudonym Mrs. Fairstar, Horne, whose real name was Richard Hengist Horne, wrote Memoirs of a London Doll (1846). One ...

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