The Life And Adventures Of George Augustus Sala (volume 1)

Paperback | February 6, 2012

byGeorge Augustus Sala

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1895 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XXIV ON THE STAFF OF HOUSEHOLD WORDS It is time that I should tell my readers that late in 1851 I wrote my first article, called " The Key of the Street," in Household Words, a weekly journal, conducted by Charles Dickens; and for the next six )rears scarcely a week passed without my contributing a paper, long or short, sometimes a story, sometimes a social essay, and sometimes a notice of a book to the columns of the periodical in question. Not unfrequently the weekly issue would contain two articles from my pen. The estimation in which the conductor of the journal was kind enough to hold my services has been more than once, and most generously alluded to by the late Mr. John Forster, in his "Life of Charles Dickens." I shall have to tell you, later on, that this connection with Household Words, which brought me an average weekly income of £$, was remotely the means of converting me into one of the;dlest young dogs that ever rambled about between London and Paris, London and Lancashire, and Lancashire and Ireland, and that ever--to all appearance, at least--wasted his precious time in a seemingly reckless and wholly indefensible manner. On this head, however, I must not forestall things; the ample confession of my indolence will be made in due time. I was to go through a lengthened course of dogged hard labour before I joined the worthless brotherhood of lotus-eaters. As I have already said, so early as the beginning of 1850 I had, by the advice of Mr. Adolphus Ackermann, one of the partners of the firm whose warehouse or " Repository of Arts " was No. 96, Strand, apprenticed, or rather articled myself, to a practical engraver on steel and copper. The firm lent me the money to buy my articles, and I repaid them by instalments. 1 learnt, and be...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1895 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XXIV ON THE STAFF OF HOUSEHOLD WORDS It is time that I should tell my readers that late in 1851 I wrote my first article...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:110 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.23 inPublished:February 6, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217592325

ISBN - 13:9780217592321

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