BIOGRAPHY OF CHARLES DICKENS: CHAPTER X.
Dickens gives his first public (not paid) readings in December,
1853; was it infra dig. that he should read for money? he
begins his paid readings in April, 1858; reasons for their
success; care bestowed on them by the reader; their
dramatic character; Carlyle's opinion of them; how the
|tones of Dickens' voice linger in the memory of one who