The British Academy/The Pilgrim Edition of the Letters of Charles Dickens: Volume 9: 1859-1861 by Charles Dickens

The British Academy/The Pilgrim Edition of the Letters of Charles Dickens: Volume 9: 1859-1861

byCharles Dickens, Margaret BrownEditorGraham Storey

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This ninth volume presents about 1,100 letters, many unpublished, from the years 1859 to 1861. It records Dickens's writing of two major novels, A Tale of Two Cities and Great Expectations, both published weekly in All the Year Round: the letters give an unusual insight into the inspirationfor both. It also shows him planning planning and writing a substantial amount of the three Christmas numbers of this period, `A Haunted House', `A Message from the Sea', and `Tom Tiddler's Ground'. He expends great energy in establishing All the Year Round, to succeed Household Words, and during1860 writes the first fourteen of his Uncommercial Traveller series. During these three years he gives two provincial tours of readings, in addition to readings in London. He spends a considerable part of his time at Gad's Hill, relying on his daughter Mamie and sister-in-law Georgina Hogarth to actas hostesses; the All the Year Round office becomes his London base. Ellen Ternan continues to act, though with diminishing success; in January 1859 Dickens almost certainly buys a long lease of 2 Houghton Place, Ampthill Square, for the Ternan family.

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Charles Dickens (1812-70) is one of England's greatest novelists. Born into a poor family (his father was once imprisoned for debt), Dickens became both rich and famous in his lifetime. Graham Storey is a Fellow Emeritus, Trinity Hall, Cambridge.
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Title:The British Academy/The Pilgrim Edition of the Letters of Charles Dickens: Volume 9: 1859-1861Format:HardcoverDimensions:632 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.97 inPublished:July 1, 1997Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0198122934

ISBN - 13:9780198122937

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Table of Contents

List of IllustrationsPrefaceAcknowledgementsBiographical TableAbbreviations and SymbolsThe Letters 1859-1861AppendixesCorrigendaIndex of CorrespondentsIndex of Names and Places

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`We get a lively sense of the hardworking novelist's distractions.'Alexander Welsh, Victorian Studies