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John Forster

(1812—1876) writer and literary adviser

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Forster, John

Forster, John (1812–76)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to the Book

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Social sciences
Length:
82 words

A friend of many Victorian authors, Forster advised on their work and even negotiated, as a sort of private *literary agent...

Forster, John

Forster, John (1812–76)   Reference library

Robin Gilmour

The Oxford Reader's Companion to Dickens

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Literature, Literary studies (19th century)
Length:
2,895 words
Dickens's oldest friend and first significant biographer. Forster came from unitarian stock in Newcastle, the second child of a butcher, a fact about which he remained touchy all his life; ... More

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