The Pilgrim Edition of the Letters of Charles Dickens: Volume 6: 1850-1852 by Charles Dickens

The Pilgrim Edition of the Letters of Charles Dickens: Volume 6: 1850-1852

byCharles DickensEditorGraham Storey, Kathleen Tillotson

Hardcover | April 30, 1999

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This volume presents 1,592 letters, 668 of them previously unpublished, for the years 1850 to 1852. This was a time of great activity for Dickens, who completed the serial publication of David Copperfield, began work on Bleak House, successfully established the weekly Household Words (inwhich his own serial A Child's History of England appeared), and wrote about 100 articles and stories for the journal, including many uncollected pieces. In April 1851 he and Sir Edward Bulwer Lytton founded the Guild of Literature and Art, a scheme to help writers and artists. He also suffered anumber of personal blows: the deaths of his father, his baby daughter Dora, and two of his close friends, Richard Watson and Alfred D'Orsay; there was also anxiety over the illness of his wife Catherine.

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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 Pilgrim Edition of the Letters of Charles Dickens: Volume 6: 1850-1852Format:HardcoverDimensions:928 pages, 9.25 × 5.91 × 2.09 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0198126174

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