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Albany Fonblanque

Albany Fonblanque  

(1793–1872) English novelistBad Luck (1877) FictionBad Luck (1877) Fiction
Battle of Life

Battle of Life  

Dickens's fourth Christmas book, written in Switzerland in 1846 while he was also at work on Dombey. He found great difficulty in writing it, and the result was, of all ...
Bell's Life in London

Bell's Life in London  

(1822–86)a Regency Sunday sporting paper that printed Dickens's sketches ‘Scenes and Characters’ from September 1835 to January 1836. In April 1829 the Westminster Review said it had the largest ...
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 ...
Carlton Chronicle

Carlton Chronicle  

(11 June 1836–13 May 1837)Dickens's sketch ‘The Hospital Patient’ was first published here, 6 August 1836. The editor, Percival Weldon Banks (1805–50), was a contributor to Fraser's Magazine. He ...
Catherine Hogarth Dickens

Catherine Hogarth Dickens  

(1816–79)Dickens's wife. Dickens was a regular guest at the home of George Hogarth, his senior colleague on the Morning Chronicle, and in the spring of 1835 he became engaged ...
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 ...
Daily News

Daily News  

Was founded by Dickens in 1845 as a Liberal rival to the Morning Chronicle; the first issue appeared on 21 Jan. 1846. Dickens edited the paper for 17 numbers only, then handed over to John Forster. ...
Domesticity

Domesticity  

“Domesticity” refers to a passion for family and home life, a political and social ideology once endorsed with such fervor that for the nineteenth century it has frequently been described ...
elections and the franchise

elections and the franchise  

During Dickens's lifetime franchise qualifications in the United Kingdom were radically altered on two occasions, in 1832 and in 1867/8. Latest estimates suggest that these changes increased the ...
Eliza Lynn Linton

Eliza Lynn Linton  

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(1822–98)Née Lynn, novelist and journalist. Born in Keswick, she received no formal education, but read widely as a girl. She launched her London literary career with two historical novels ...
Evening Chronicle

Evening Chronicle  

(31 January 1835–23 July 1847)The evening paper where Dickens published a series of twenty sketches, ‘Sketches of London’, from the paper's first issue until 20 August 1835. Set up ...
Factory Acts

Factory Acts  

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(in the UK) a series of laws regulating the operation of factories, designed to improve the working conditions of employees, especially women and children. The most important was that of 1833, which ...
Henry Mayhew

Henry Mayhew  

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(1812–87),a co‐founder and briefly joint editor of Punch. The first of his many plays was The Wandering Minstrel (1834). He wrote novels, books on science, religion, education, and travel, and The ...
illustration

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Although any text bearing drawings or designs of any kind may generally be described as illustrated, an illustrated manuscript is properly one that is embellished with pictures or illustrations, ...
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 ...
Lord John Russell

Lord John Russell  

(1792–1878).Prime minister. A small, cocky man, Russell was the third son of the duke of Bedford and was educated at Westminster and Edinburgh University. He entered Parliament in 1818, sitting for ...
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 ...

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