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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 ...

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John Drew

Oxford Reader's Companion to Dickens

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Literature, Literary studies (19th century)
Length:
3,110 words

..., 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 been made at all, have tended to place the two roles in a kind of binary opposition that would have puzzled his contemporaries. Almost everything that Dickens published, by virtue of appearing in newspapers , magazines, or ‘numbers’, could be technically classified as journalism—and frequently was by early reviewers—while its internal structure,...

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 ...
Novels

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An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, modern history (1700 to 1945), Literature
Length:
6,137 words
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

... Evelina ( 1778 ) records and contests the lowly rank of the novel in the republic of letters; and many novelists might have recognized themselves as the ‘injured body’ vehemently defended by Jane *Austen in chapter 5 of Northanger Abbey ( 1818 ). It was common to place the novel as the lowest of literary forms: loose in structure, quotidian in its settings and references, epistolary and journalistic in its origins and compositional impetus, female in its readership and (often) authorship. Writing novels was simply supposed to be easier than other...

Antiquarianism (Popular)

Antiquarianism (Popular)   Reference library

An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, modern history (1700 to 1945), Literature
Length:
6,164 words
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

... *Dickens in his curiosity about human wants and his eye for the grotesque. Also in 1785 , the year after the death of Johnson, whose great Dictionary ( 1755 ) enshrined the resources of the written language and of educated speech, Grose issued his account of informal English, the Classical Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue . The first edition contained 3,000 words, the third ( 1796 ) 4,000. Like its French model, Le Roux 's Satirical and Burlesque Dictionary ( 1718 ), the book contains offensive words and insults directed at unpopular groups, such as the...

Popular Culture

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An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, modern history (1700 to 1945), Literature
Length:
5,520 words
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

...whose origin was as much oral as literary. The richness and vitality of his language may also have owed something to his Irish cultural origins, shared by so many of the doyens of London popular journalism. Writing for proto-tabloid newspapers like Bell's Weekly in the early 1820s, Egan pioneered new modes of sporting, documentary, and crime reporting which looked forward to the work of the young Charles *Dickens . William *Hazlitt 's ‘The Fight’ and Thomas *De Quincey 's ‘On Murder Viewed as an Art Form’, now regarded as classic examples of...

Punctuation

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Garner’s Modern English Usage (4 ed.)

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Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Language reference, Usage and Grammar Guides
Length:
7,703 words
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

....) Although newspaper journalists typically omit the serial comma as a “space-saving” device, virtually all writing authorities outside that field recommend keeping it—e.g.: When you write a series of nouns with and or or before the last one, insert a comma before the and or or . “The location study covered labor, tax, freight, and communications costs, all in terms of 1972 prices.” While this rule is not observed by all publishers, it is valid and helpful. Professional magazines follow it frequently, and such authorities as David Lambuth support...

brothers and sisters of Dickens

brothers and sisters of Dickens  

Dickens had three sisters and four brothers. With his growing earning power, his talents, his connections, and his personality, his brothers and sisters looked to him for support, as did ...
True Sun

True Sun  

(5 March 1832–23 December 1837) was the evening paper where Dickens worked as a parliamentary reporter from March to July 1832 (see journalist, Dickens as). It was set up by ...
Newsvendors Benevolent Association

Newsvendors Benevolent Association  

As a journalist himself, Dickens readily supported an organization founded to provide pensions and financial assistance to newsmen in need. In November 1849 he gave the first of a number ...
speeches of Dickens

speeches of Dickens  

Dickens, who was admired and even renowned as a public speaker, appeared on many charitable occasions, for schools, adult education, self-help societies, hospitals, and at social celebrations. His ...
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 ...
Frozen Deep

Frozen Deep  

A play written by Wilkie Collins with substantial assistance from Dickens, who suggested ideas and made extensive revisions to the script, as well as producing, managing, and starring in its ...
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 ...
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. ...
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 ...
George Augustus Sala

George Augustus Sala  

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Literature
(1828–96)Journalist and illustrator. Born in London, he was educated partly in France. He began his bohemian literary career as editor of Chat in 1848, and became a regular contributor ...
public readings

public readings  

Dickens's public readings, described at the time as ‘a novelty in literature and in the annals of “entertainment” ’ and ‘a wholly unexampled incident in the history of literature’—for no great ...
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, ...
Edward Bulwer Lytton

Edward Bulwer Lytton  

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Literature
Edward Bulwer Lytton (1803–1873; known as both Bulwer and Bulwer Lytton) was an immensely popular and productive novelist, seen by many of his contemporaries as Charles Dickens's rival. His work ...
Thomas Griffiths Wainewright

Thomas Griffiths Wainewright  

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Literature
(1794–1852)Apprentice painter, soldier, then art journalist. He wrote as an art critic for the London Magazine, 1820–3, and became the friend of William Hazlitt, Charles Lamb, Thomas De Quincey ...

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