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Charles Dickens at age 56
Charles Dickens at Age 56

But we are now, alas, nearing the point where the "rapid" of Dickens' life began to "shoot to its fall." The year 1865, during which he partly wrote "Our Mutual Friend," was a fatal one in his career. In the month of February he had been very ill, with an affection of the left foot, at first thought to be merely local, but which really pointed to serious mischief, and never afterwards wholly left him. Then, on June 9th, when returning from France, where he had gone to recruit, he as nearly as possible lost his life in a railway accident at Staplehurst. A bridge had broken in; some of the carriages fell through, and were smashed; that in which Dickens was, hung down the side of the chasm. Of courage and presence of mind he never showed any lack. They were evinced, on one occasion, at the readings, when an alarm of fire arose. They shone conspicuous here. He quieted two ladies who were in the same compartment of the carriage; helped to extricate them and others from their perilous position; gave such help as he could to the wounded and dying; probably was the means of saving the life of one man, whom he was the first to hear faintly groaning under a heap of wreckage; and then, as he tells in the "postscript" to the book, scrambled back into the carriage to find the crumpled MS. of a portion of "Our Mutual Friend."[31] But even pluck is powerless to prevent a ruinous shock to the nerves. Though Dickens had done so manfully what he had to do at the time, he never fully recovered from the blow. His daughter tells us how he would often, "when travelling home from London, suddenly fall into a paroxysm of fear, tremble all over, clutch the arms of the railway carriage, large beads of perspiration standing on his face, and suffer agonies of terror.... He had ... apparently no idea of our presence." And Mr. Dolby tells us also how in travelling it was often necessary for him to ward off such attacks by taking brandy. Dickens had been failing before only too surely; and this accident, like a coward's blow, struck him heavily as he fell.

But whether failing or stricken, he bated no jot of energy or courage; nay, rather, as his health grew weaker, did he redouble the pressure of his work. I think there is a grandeur in the story of the last five years of his life, that dwarfs even the tale of his rapid and splendid rise. It reads like some antique myth of the Titans defying Jove's thunder. There is about the man something indomitable and heroic. He had, as we have seen, given a series of readings in 1858-59; and he gave another in the years 1861 to 1863--successful enough in a pecuniary sense, but through failure of business capacity on the part of the manager, entailing on the reader himself a great deal of anxiety and worry.[32] Now, in the spring of 1866, with his left foot giving him unceasing trouble, and his nerves shattered, and his heart in an abnormal state, he accepted an offer from Messrs. Chappell to read "in England, Ireland, Scotland, and Paris," for £1,500, and the payment of all expenses, and then to give forty-two more readings for £2,500. Mr. Dolby, who accompanied Dickens as business manager in this and the remaining tours, has told their story in an interesting volume.[33] Of course the wear was immense. The readings themselves involved enormous fatigue to one who so identified himself with what he read, and whose whole being seemed to vibrate not only with the emotions of the characters in his stories, but of the audience. Then there was the weariness of long railway journeys in all seasons and weathers--journeys that at first must have been rendered doubly tedious, as he could not bear to travel by express trains. Yet, notwithstanding failure of strength, notwithstanding fatigue, his native gaiety and good spirits smile like a gleam of winter sunlight over the narrative. As he had been the brightest and most genial of companions in the old holiday days when strolling about the country with his actor-troupe, so now he was occasionally as frolic as a boy, dancing a hornpipe in the train for the amusement of his companions, compounding bowls of punch in which he shared but sparingly--for he was really convivial only in idea--and always considerate and kindly towards his companions and dependents. And mingled pathetically with all this are confessions of pain, weariness, illness, faintness, sleeplessness, internal bleeding,--all bravely borne, and never for an instant suffered to interfere with any business arrangement.

But if the strain of the readings was too heavy here at home, what was it likely to be during a winter in America? Nevertheless he determined, against all remonstrances, to go thither. It would almost seem as if he felt that the day of his life was waning, and that it was his duty to gather in a golden harvest for those he loved ere the night came on. So he sailed for Boston once more on the 9th of November, 1867. The Americans, it must be said, behaved nobly. All the old grudges connected with "The American Notes," and "Martin Chuzzlewit," sank into oblivion. The reception was everywhere enthusiastic, the success of the readings immense. Again and again people waited all night, amid the rigours of an almost arctic winter, in order to secure an opportunity of purchasing tickets as soon as the ticket office opened. There were enormous and intelligent audiences at Boston, New York, Washington, Philadelphia--everywhere. The sum which Dickens realized by the tour, amounted to the splendid total of nearly £19,000. Nor, in this money triumph, did he fail to excite his usual charm of personal fascination, though the public affection and admiration were manifested in forms less objectionable and offensive than of old. On his birthday, the 7th of February, 1868, he says, "I couldn't help laughing at myself ...; it was observed so much as though I were a little boy." Flowers, garlands were set about his room; there were presents on his dinner-table, and in the evening the hall where he read was decorated by kindly unknown hands. Of public and private entertainment he might have had just as much as he chose.

But to this medal there was a terrible reverse. Travelling from New York to Boston just before Christmas, he took a most disastrous cold, which never left him so long as he remained in the country. He was constantly faint. He ate scarcely anything. He slept very little. Latterly he was so lame, as scarcely to be able to walk. Again and again it seemed impossible that he should fulfil his night's engagement. He was constantly so exhausted at the conclusion of the reading, that he had to lie down for twenty minutes or half an hour, "before he could undergo the fatigue even of dressing." Mr. Dolby lived in daily fear lest he should break down altogether. "I used to steal into his room," he says, "at all hours of the night and early morning, to see if he were awake, or in want of anything; always though to find him wide awake, and as cheerful and jovial as circumstances would admit--never in the least complaining, and only reproaching me for not taking my night's rest." "Only a man of iron will could have accomplished what he did," says Mr. Fields, who knew him well, and saw him often during the tour.

In the first week of May, 1868, Dickens was back in England, and soon again in the thick of his work and play. Mr. Wills, the sub-editor of All the Year Round, had met with an accident. Dickens supplied his place. Chauncy Hare Townshend had asked him to edit a chaotic mass of religious lucubrations. He toilfully edited them. Then, with the autumn, the readings began again;--for it marks the indomitable energy of the man that, even amid the terrible physical trials incident to his tour in America, he had agreed with Messrs. Chappell, for a sum of £8,000, to give one hundred more readings after his return. So in October the old work began again, and he was here, there, and everywhere, now reading at Manchester and Liverpool, now at Edinburgh and Glasgow, anon coming back to read fitfully in London, then off again to Ireland, or the West of England. Nor is it necessary to say that he spared himself not one whit. In order to give novelty to these readings, which were to be positively the last, he had laboriously got up the scene of Nancy's murder, in "Oliver Twist," and persisted in giving it night after night, though of all his readings it was the one that exhausted him most terribly.[34] But of course this could not last. The pain in his foot "was always recurring at inconvenient and unexpected moments," says Mr. Dolby, and occasionally the American cold came back too. In February, in London, the foot was worse than it had ever been, so bad that Sir Henry Thompson, and Mr. Beard, his medical adviser, compelled him to postpone a reading. At Edinburgh, a few days afterwards, Mr. Syme, the eminent surgeon, strongly recommended perfect rest. Still he battled on, but "with great personal suffering such as few men could have endured." Sleeplessness was on him too. And still he fought on, determined, if it were physically possible, to fulfil his engagement with Messrs. Chappell, and complete the hundred nights. But it was not to be. Symptoms set in that pointed alarmingly towards paralysis of the left side. At Preston, on the 22nd of April, Mr. Beard, who had come post-haste from London, put a stop to the readings, and afterwards decided, in consultation with Sir Thomas Watson, that they ought to be suspended entirely for the time, and never resumed in connection with any railway travelling.

Even this, however, was not quite the end; for a summer of comparative rest, or what Dickens considered rest, seemed so far to have set him up that he gave a final series of twelve readings in London between the 11th of January and 15th of March, 1870, thus bringing to its real conclusion an enterprise by which, at whatever cost to himself, he had made a sum of about £45,000.

Meanwhile, in the autumn of 1869, he had gone back to the old work, and was writing a novel, "The Mystery of Edwin Drood." It is a good novel unquestionably. Without going so far as Longfellow, who had doubts whether it was not "the most beautiful of all" Dickens' works, one may admit that there is about it a singular freshness, and no sign at all of mental decay. As for the "mystery," I do not think that need baffle us altogether. But then I see no particular reason to believe that Dickens had wished to baffle us, or specially to rival Edgar Allan Poe or Mr. Wilkie Collins in the construction of criminal puzzles. Even though only half the case is presented to us, and the book remains for ever unfinished, we need have, I think, no difficulty in working out its conclusion. The course pursued by Mr. Jasper, Lay Precentor of the Cathedral at Cloisterham, is really too suspicious. No intelligent British jury, seeing the facts as they are presented to us, the readers, could for a moment think of acquitting him of the murder of his nephew, Edwin Drood. Take those facts seriatim. First, we have the motive: he is passionately in love with the girl to whom his nephew is engaged. Then we have a terrible coil of compromising circumstances: his extravagant profession of devotion to his nephew, his attempts to establish a hidden influence over the girl's mind to his nephew's detriment and his own advantage, his gropings amid the dark recesses of the Cathedral and inquiries into the action of quicklime, his endeavours to foment a quarrel between Edwin Drood and a fiery young gentleman from Ceylon, on the night of the murder, and his undoubted doctoring of the latter's drink. Then, after the murder, how damaging is his conduct. He falls into a kind of fit on discovering that his nephew's engagement had been broken off, which he might well do if his crime turned out to be not only a crime but also a blunder. And his conduct to the girl is, to say the least of it, strange. Nor will his character help him. He frequents the opium dens of the East-end of London. Guilty, guilty, most certainly guilty. There is nothing to be said in arrest of judgment. Let the judge put on the black cap, and Jasper be devoted to his merited doom.

Such was the story that Dickens was unravelling in the spring and early summer of 1870. And fortune smiled upon it. He had sold the copyright for the large sum of £7,500, and a half share of the profits after a sale of twenty-five thousand copies, plus £1,000 for the advance sheets sent to America; and the sale was more than answering his expectations. Nor did prosperity look favourably on the book alone. It also, in one sense, showered benefits on the author. He was worth, as the evidence of the Probate Court was to show only too soon, a sum of over £80,000. He was happy in his children. He was universally loved, honoured, courted. "Troops of friends," though, alas! death had made havoc among the oldest, were still his. Never had man exhibited less inclination to pay fawning court to greatness and social rank. Yet when the Queen expressed a desire to see him, as she did in March, 1870, he felt not only pride, but a gentleman's pleasure in acceding to her wish, and came away charmed from a long chatting interview. But, while prosperity was smiling thus, the shadows of his day of life were lengthening, lengthening, and the night was at hand.

On Wednesday, June 8th, he seemed in excellent spirits; worked all the morning in the Châlet[35] as was his wont, returned to the house for lunch and a cigar, and then, being anxious to get on with "Edwin Drood," went back to his desk once more. The weather was superb. All round the landscape lay in fullest beauty of leafage and flower, and the air rang musically with the song of birds. What were his thoughts that summer day as he sat there at his work? Writing many years before, he had asked whether the "subtle liquor of the blood" may not "perceive, by properties within itself," when danger is imminent, and so "run cold and dull"? Did any such monitor within, one wonders, warn him at all that the hand of death was uplifted to strike, and that its shadow lay upon him? Judging from the words that fell from his pen that day we might almost think that it was so--we might almost go further, and guess with what hopes and fears he looked into the darkness beyond. Never at any time does he appear to have been greatly troubled by speculative doubt. There is no evidence in his life, no evidence in his letters, no evidence in his books, that he had ever seen any cause to question the truth of the reply which Christianity gives to the world-old problems of man's origin and destiny. For abstract speculation he had not the slightest turn or taste. In no single one of his characters does he exhibit any fierce mental struggle as between truth and error. All that side of human experience, with its anguish of battle, its despairs, and its triumphs, seems to have been unknown to him. Perhaps he had the stronger grasp of other matters in consequence--who knows? But the fact remains. With a trust quite simple and untroubled, he held through life to the faith of Christ. When his children were little, he had written prayers for them, had put the Bible into simpler language for their use. In his will, dated May 12, 1869, he had said, "I commit my soul to the mercy of God through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, and I exhort my dear children humbly to try to guide themselves by the broad teaching of the New Testament in its broad spirit, and to put no faith in any man's narrow construction of its letter here or there." And now, on this last day of his life, in probably the last letter that left his pen, he wrote to one who had objected to some passage in "Edwin Drood" as irreverent: "I have always striven in my writings to express veneration for the life and lessons of our Saviour--because I feel it." And with a significance, of which, as I have said, he may himself have been dimly half-conscious, among the last words of his unfinished story, written that very afternoon, are words that tell of glorious summer sunshine transfiguring the city of his imagination, and of the changing lights, and the song of birds, and the incense from garden and meadow that "penetrate into the cathedral" of Cloisterham, "subdue its earthy odour, and preach the Resurrection and the Life."

For now the end had come. When he went in to dinner Miss Hogarth noticed that he looked very ill, and wished at once to send for a doctor. But he refused, struggled for a short space against the impending fit, and tried to talk, at last very incoherently. Then, when urged to go up to his bed, he rose, and, almost immediately, slid from her supporting arm, and fell on the floor. Nor did consciousness return. He passed from the unrest of life into the peace of eternity on the following day, June 9, 1870, at ten minutes past six in the evening.

And now he lies in Westminster Abbey, among the men who have most helped, by deed or thought, to make this England of ours what it is. Dean Stanley only gave effect to the national voice when he assigned to him that place of sepulture. The most popular, and in most respects the greatest novelist of his time; the lord over the laughter and tears of a whole generation; the writer, in his own field of fiction, whose like we shall probably not see again for many a long, long year, if ever; where could he be laid more fittingly for his last long sleep than in the hallowed resting-place which the country sets apart for the most honoured of her children?

So he lies there among his peers in the Southern Transept. Close beside him sleep Dr. Johnson, the puissant literary autocrat of his own time; and Garrick, who was that time's greatest actor; and Handel, who may fittingly claim to have been one of the mightiest musicians of all time. There sleeps, too, after the fitful fever of his troubled life, the witty, the eloquent Sheridan. In close proximity rests Macaulay, the artist-historian and essayist. Within the radius of a few yards lies all that will ever die of Chaucer, who five hundred years ago sounded the spring note of English literature, and gave to all after-time the best, brightest glimpse into mediæval England; and all that is mortal also of Spenser of the honey'd verse; and of Beaumont, who had caught an echo of Shakespeare's sweetness if not his power; and of sturdy Ben Jonson, held in his own day a not unworthy rival of Shakespeare's self; and of "glorious" and most masculine John Dryden. From his monument Shakespeare looks upon the place with his kindly eyes, and Addison too, and Goldsmith; and one can almost imagine a smile of fellowship upon the marble faces of those later dead--Burns, Coleridge, Southey, and Thackeray.

Nor in that great place of the dead does Dickens enjoy cold barren honour alone. Nearly seventeen years have gone by since he was laid there--yes, nearly seventeen years, though it seems only yesterday that I was listening to the funeral sermon in which Dean Stanley spoke of the simple and sufficient faith in which he had lived and died. But though seventeen years have gone by, yet are outward signs not wanting of the peculiar love that clings to him still. As I strolled through the Abbey this last Christmas Eve I found his grave, and his grave alone, made gay with the season's hollies. "Lord, keep my memory green,"--in another sense than he used the words, that prayer is answered.

And of the future what shall we say? His fame had a brilliant day while he lived; it has a brilliant day now. Will it fade into twilight, without even an after-glow; will it pass altogether into the night of oblivion? I cannot think so. The vitality of Dickens' works is singularly great. They are all a-throb, as it were, with hot human blood. They are popular in the highest sense because their appeal is universal, to the uneducated as well as the educated. The humour is superb, and most of it, so far as one can judge, of no ephemeral kind. The pathos is more questionable, but that too, at its simplest and best; and especially when the humour is shot with it--is worthy of a better epithet than excellent. It is supremely touching. Imagination, fancy, wit, eloquence, the keenest observation, the most strenuous endeavour to reach the highest artistic excellence, the largest kindliness,--all these he brought to his life-work. And that work, as I think, will live, I had almost dared to prophesy for ever. Of course fashions change. Of course no writer of fiction, writing for his own little day, can permanently meet the needs of all after times. Some loss of immediate vital interest is inevitable. Nevertheless, in Dickens' case, all will not die. Half a century, a century hence, he will still be read; not perhaps as he was read when his words flashed upon the world in their first glory and freshness, nor as he is read now in the noon of his fame. But he will be read much more than we read the novelists of the last century--be read as much, shall I say, as we still read Scott. And so long as he is read, there will be one gentle and humanizing influence the more at work among men.



[31] For his own graphic account of the accident, see his "Letters."

[32] He computed that he had made £12,000 by the two first series of readings.

[33] "Charles Dickens as I Knew Him." By George Dolby. Miss Dickens considers this "the best and truest picture of her father yet written."

[34] Mr. Dolby remonstrated on this, and it was in connection with a very slight show of temper on the occasion that he says: "In all my experiences with the Chief that was the only time I ever heard him address angry words to any one."

[35] The Châlet, since sold and removed, stood at the edge of a kind of "wilderness," which is separated from Gad's Hill Place by the high road. A tunnel, constructed by Dickens, connects the "wilderness" and the garden of the house. Close to the road, in the "wilderness," and fronting the house, are two fine cedars.



"Administrative Reform" agitation, 129

All the Year Round, 114, 115

America, Dickens' first visit to United States in 1842, 71, 74-82, 94, 95; second visit in 1867-8, 152-153

"American Notes," 68, 79-81


"Barnaby Rudge," 52, 69-70, 108

Barnard, Mr., his illustrations to Dickens' works, 143

"Battle of Life," 104

Bentley's Miscellany edited by Dickens, 49, 51

"Bleak House," 116-119

Boulogne, 119, 120

Bret Harte, Mr., on Little Nell, 64

Browne, or "Phiz," his illustrations to Dickens' works, 140-142


Carlyle, his description of Dickens quoted, 35; and of Dickens' reading, 124;
his influence on Dickens, 126, 127; see also 98 and 139

Chapman and Hall, 40, 41, 42, 51, 61

Chatham, 13

Childhood, Dickens' feeling for its pathos, 12, 63

"Child's History of England," 115

"Chimes," 55, 96-99, 142

"Christmas Carol," 91-92, 125

"Christopher North," 72

Cowden Clarke, Mrs., quoted, 110

Cruikshank, his illustrations to "Sketches" and "Oliver Twist," 140-142


Daily News, started with Dickens as editor, 99, 100, 103, 114 "David Copperfield"--in many respects autobiographical, 14-16, 21, 133; analysis of, 63, 68, 111-113

Dick, Mr., 107, 108

Dickens, Charles, birth, 12;
childhood and boyhood, 12-26;
school experiences, 25, 26;
law experiences, 27, 28;
experiences as reporter for the press, 28-30; first attempts at authorship, 31-33; marriage, 34;
his personal appearance in early manhood, 35, 36; influence of his early training, 36-39; pecuniary position after publication of "Pickwick," 51, 52; habits of work and relaxation, 54-56; reception at Edinburgh, 71, 72;
American experiences, 74-81;
affection for his children, 82, 83; Italian experiences, 93-99;
appointed editor of Daily News, 99, 100; efficiency in practical matters, 102, 103; his charm as a holiday companion, 110; first public readings in 1853, 121; character of his reading, 124, 125; purchase of Gad's Hill Place, 131, 132; separation from his wife, 132-138; general love in which he was held, 135, 136; tendency to caricature in his art, 142; essential refinement in his writing and in himself, 147, 148; his presence of mind, 149;
his brave battle against failing strength, 149-155; with what thoughts he faced death, 158, 159; his death, 159;
resting-place in Westminster Abbey, 159-161; love that clings to his memory, 161; future of his fame, 161, 162

Dickens, John, his character, 16, 17; his imprisonment, 22, 23, 28;
his death, 115

Dickens, Miss, biography of her father, quoted, 50, 83, 150

Dickens, Mrs. (Dickens' mother), 24, 25

Dickens, Mrs., 82;
separated from her husband, 132-138

Dolby, Mr., manager for the readings, 150, 151, 153

"Dombey and Son," 63, 103-107, 110

Dombey, Paul, 63, 65-66, 68, 105


Edinburgh, Dickens' reception there, 71, 72

"Edwin Drood," 143, 155-157


Fildes, Mr. L., A.R.A., illustrates "Edwin Drood," 143

Flite, Miss, 108, 109

Forster, John, 19, 38, 99, 116;
his opinion on the advisability of public readings, 121, 122


Gad's Hill Place, 13;
purchase of, 131, 132

Genoa, 54, 55, 95-96, 98, 99

Grant, Mr. James, 42

"Great Expectations," 63, 143-145


"Hard Times," 126-129

"Haunted Man," The, 110-111

Helps, Sir Arthur, on Dickens' powers of observation, 32; on his essential refinement, 148

Hogarth, Mary, her death and character, 52-53

Horne, on description of Little Nell's death and burial, 64, 66-67

Household Words, 113-115, 134

Humour of Dickens, 32, 33, 45, 46, 142, 161


Italy in 1844, 94-95


Jeffrey, his opinion of Little Nell, 63, 71, 72


Landor, his admiration for Little Nell, 64; his likeness to Mr. Boythorn, 119

Lausanne, 103, 104

Leigh Hunt, 118

"Little Dorrit," 22, 129-131, 142-143

Little Nell, criticism on her character and story, 63-67, 71, 72, 73

London, Dickens' knowledge of, and walks in, 32, 54-56


Macaulay, 80, 128, 160

Macready, the tragic actor, 73, 76, 82, 83

Marshalsea Prison, Dickens' father imprisoned there, 16, 20, 21-23; made the chief scene of "Little Dorrit," 130

"Martin Chuzzlewit," 84, 85, 88-90

Master Humphrey's Clock, 61, 62, 90, 141

Micawber, Mr., 15, 16, 22


Nickleby, Mrs., 25

"Nicholas Nickleby," 50, 59-61, 90


"Old Curiosity Shop," 61, 62-69

"Oliver Twist," 49, 51, 57-59, 63, 141

"Our Mutual Friend," 86, 143, 145-147


Paris, 109, 131

Pathos of Dickens, 32, 33, 67-69, 161

"Pickwick," 40-48, 49, 51, 90, 141

"Pictures from Italy," 99, 100-101

Pipchin, Mrs., 20, 23

Plots, Dickens', 85-88


Quarterly Review foretells Dickens' speedy downfall, 50, 51


Readings, Dickens', 121-125, 139, 150-155

Ruskin, Mr., his opinion of "Hard Times," 128


Sam Weller, 46, 47

Scott, Sir Walter, 43, 87, 162

Seymour, his connection with "Pickwick," 40-42, 141

"Sketches by Boz," 31-33, 52, 140, 141

Stanley, Dean, 159, 161

Stone, Mr. Marcus, R.A., illustrates "Our Mutual Friend," 143


Taine, M., his criticism criticised, 107-109

"Tale of Two Cities," 139-140

Thackeray, 53, 135, 145;
as a reader, 124, 125

Tiny Tim, 68, 125

Toots, Mr., 107, 108, 109


Washington Irving, 73, 148

Westminster Abbey, Dickens place of burial, 159-161


Yates, Edmund, Mr., quoted, 38




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FIRST CHEAP EDITION. 19 vols. London, 1847-67, 8vo.

This edition was in three series, the first and third being published by Messrs. Chapman and Hall, the second by Messrs. Bradbury and Evans. It was printed in double columns, with frontispieces by Leslie, Hablôt K. Browne, Cruikshank, etc.

LIBRARY EDITION. 22 vols. London, 1858-59, 8vo.

LIBRARY EDITION. Illustrated. 30 vols. London, 1861-1873.

The original illustrations were added to the later issues of the Library Edition, and the series completed in 30 vols.

THE PEOPLE'S EDITION. 25 vols. London, 1865-1867, 8vo.

A re-issue of the Cheap Edition.

THE CHARLES DICKENS EDITION. Illustrated. 21 vols. London, 1867-1873, 8vo.

THE HOUSEHOLD EDITION. Illustrated. 22 vols. London, 1871-1879, 4to.

ILLUSTRATED LIBRARY EDITION. 30 vols. London, 1873-1876, 8vo.

THE POPULAR LIBRARY EDITION. Illustrated. 30 vols. London, 1878-1880, 8vo.

THE POCKET EDITION. 30 vols. London, 1880, 16mo.

THE DIAMOND EDITION. Illustrated. 14 vols. London, 1880, 16mo.

ÉDITION DE LUXE. Illustrated. 30 vols. London, 1881, 4to.

One thousand copies only of this Édition de Luxe were printed for sale, each numbered, and it was dedicated to Her Majesty the Queen.

THE CABINET EDITION. Illustrated. London, 1885, etc., 16mo.

A re-issue of the Pocket Edition.


The Beauties of Pickwick. Collected and arranged by Sam Weller. London, 1838, 8vo.

The Story Teller. A collection of tales, stories, and novels. By Walter Scott, Washington Irving, Charles Dickens, etc. Edited by Hermann Schütz. Siegen, 1850, 8vo.

Immortelles from C.D. By Ich. London, 1856, 8vo.

Novels and Tales reprinted from Household Words. 11 vols. (Tauchnitz Edition). Leipzig, 1856-59, 16mo.

Christmas Stories from the Household Words. Conducted by C.D. London [1860], 8vo.

The Poor Traveller: Boots at the Holly-Tree Inn; and Mrs. Gamp, by C.D. London, 1858, 8vo.

Arranged by Dickens for his Readings.

Dialogues from Dickens. Arranged by W.E. Fette. Two Series. Boston, 1870-71, 8vo.

A Cyclopædia of the best thoughts of C.D. Compiled and alphabetically arranged by F.G. De Fontaine. New York, 1873, 8vo.

A Series of Character Sketches from Dickens. Being fac-similes of original drawings by F. Barnard [with extracts from some of D.'s works]. 2 pts. London [1879]-85, folio.

----Another Edition. London, 1884, folio.

The Dickens Reader. Character Readings from the stories of Charles Dickens. Selected, adapted, and arranged by Nathan Sheppard, with numerous illustrations by F. Barnard, New York, 1881, 4to.

The Charles Dickens Birthday Book. Compiled and edited by his eldest daughter (Mary Dickens). With illustrations by his youngest daughter (Kate Perugini). London, 1882, 8vo.

Readings from the works of C.D. Condensed and adapted by J.A. Jennings. Dublin [1882], 8vo.

The Readings of C.D. as arranged and read by himself. With illustrations. London, 1883, 8vo.

Chips from Dickens selected by Thomas Mason. Glasgow [1884], 32mo.

Tales from Charles Dickens's Works. London [1884], 8vo.

The Humour and Pathos of Charles Dickens. Selected by Chas. Kent. London, 1884, 8vo.

Child-Pictures from Dickens. [Illustrated.] London, 1885, 4to.

Wellerisms from "Pickwick" and "Master Humphrey's Clock." Selected by Charles F. Rideal, and Edited, with an Introduction, by Charles Kent, author of "The Humour and Pathos of Charles Dickens." London, 1886, 8vo.


American Notes for general circulation. 2 vols. London, 1842, 8vo.

----[Other Editions. London, 1850, 8vo.; London, 1884, 8vo].

Bleak House. With illustrations, by H.K. Browne. London, 1853, 8vo.

Boots at the Holly-Tree Inn, by Charles Dickens, as condensed by himself for his readings. Boston, 1868, 8vo.

The Holly-Tree Inn was the Christmas Number of "Household Words" for 1855. Dickens contributed "The Guest," "The Boots," and "The Bill."

A Child's History of England. With a frontispiece by F.W. Topham. 3 vols. London, 1852-54, 16mo.

The Chimes
a Goblin Story of some bells that rang an old year out and a new year in. By Charles Dickens. [Illustrated by Maclise, Doyle, Leech, and Clarkson Stanfield.] London, 1845, 8vo.

An edition with notes and elucidations by K. ten Bruggencate was published at Groningen in 1883.

Christmas Books. London, 1852, 8vo.

Christmas Books. With illustrations by Sir E. Landseer, Maclise, Stanfield, F. Stone, Doyle, Leech, and Tenniel. London, 1869, 8vo.

A Christmas Carol in Prose. Being a Ghost Story of Christmas. By C.D. With illustrations by John Leech. London, 1843, 8vo.

----Condensed by himself, for his readings. Boston [U.S.], 1868, 8vo.

The Cricket on the Hearth. A Fairy Tale of Home. By C.D. [Illustrated by Maclise, Doyle, Clarkson Stanfield, Leech, and Landseer.] London, 1846, 16mo.

The Battle of Life: A Love Story. [Illustrated by Maclise, Stanfield, Doyle, and Leech.] London, 1846, 16mo.

The Haunted Man and the Ghost's Bargain. A Fancy for Christmas Time. [Illustrated by Stanfield, John Tenniel, Frank Stone, and John Leech.] London, 1848, 16mo.

Dealings with the Firm of Dombey and Son, wholesale, retail, and for exportation. With illustrations by H.K. Browne. London, 1848, 8vo.

The Story of Little Dombey. By C.D. London, 1858, 8vo.

Revised by Dickens for his Readings.

The Story of Little Dombey. By C.D., as condensed by himself for his readings. Boston [U.S.], 1868, 8vo.

Doctor Marigold's Prescriptions. (Tauchnitz Edition, vol. 894.) Leipzig, 1867, 16mo.

The Christmas Number of "All the Year Round" for 1865. Dickens contributed chap. i., "To be Taken Immediately;" chap. vi., "To be Taken With a Grain of Salt;" and the concluding chapter, "To be Taken for Life."

Doctor Marigold. By C.D., as condensed by himself for his readings. Boston [U.S.], 1868, 8vo.

Great Expectations. By C.D. In three volumes. London, 1861, 8vo.

Appeared originally in All the Year Round, December 1, 1860, to August 3, 1861. An American edition was published the same year with illustrations by J. McLenan.

Hard Times. For these Times. By C.D. London, 1854, 8vo.

Appeared originally in Household Words, April 1 to August 12, 1854.

Hunted Down. (Tauchnitz Edition, vol. 536.) Leipzig, 1860, 16mo.

Appeared originally in the New York Ledger, August 20, 27, Sept. 3, 1859, and All the Year Round, Aug. 4 and 11, 1860.

Hunted Down. A Story. By C.D. With some account of T.G. Wainewright, the poisoner [by John Camden Hotten]. London [1870], 8vo.

Is She his Wife? or, Something Singular. A comic burletta in one act. Boston [U.S.], 1877, 16mo.

First produced at the St. James's Theatre, March 6, 1837. Mr. Shepherd says that this was first printed in 1837, but no copy is known to exist.

The Lamplighter: A Farce. By C.D. (1838).

Only 250 copies were privately printed in 1879 from the MS. copy in the Forster Collection at South Kensington; each copy numbered.

The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit. With illustrations by Phiz [i.e., H.K. Browne]. London, 1844, 8vo.

Mrs. Gamp [extracted from "The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit"]. By C.D., as condensed by himself, for his readings. Boston [U.S.], 1868, 8vo.

The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby. With illustrations by Phiz. London, 1839, 8vo.

Contains a portrait of Dickens, and 39 illustrations.

Nicholas Nickleby at the Yorkshire School [extracted from "The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby"]. By C.D., as condensed by himself, for his readings. (Four Chapters). Boston [U.S.], 1868, 8vo.

Another edition in three chapters was published at Boston the same year.

Little Dorrit. With illustrations, by H.K. Browne. London [1855]-57, 8vo.

Master Humphrey's Clock. With illustrations by George Cattermole and H.K. Browne. 3 vols. London, 1840-41, 8vo.

Comprises two stories, "The Old Curiosity Shop" and "Barnaby Rudge," both subsequently issued as independent works, the first in 1848, and the second in 1849.

The Old Curiosity Shop. London, 1848, 8vo.

Barnaby Rudge. A Tale of the Riots of Eighty. London, 1849, 8vo.

Mr. Nightingale's Diary: a Farce, in one act. London, 1851, 8vo.

Privately printed and extremely scarce. There is a copy in the Forster Collection at South Kensington.

----Another edition. Boston [U.S.], 1877, 16mo.

This edition is now scarce.

The Mudfog Papers. Now first collected. London, 1880, 8vo.

Reprinted from Bentley's Miscellany.

----Second edition. London, 1880, 8vo.

The Mystery of Edwin Drood. With twelve illustrations by S.L. Fildes, and a portrait. London, 1870, 8vo.

Oliver Twist; or, The Parish Boy's Progress. By "Boz." In three volumes. [With illustrations by George Cruikshank.] London, 1838, 8vo.

The second edition, with the title-page reading "Oliver Twist, by Charles Dickens," appeared the following year; the third edition, with a new preface, was published in 1841. The edition of 1846, in one volume, bears the following title-page:--"The Adventures of Oliver Twist; or, The Parish Boy's Progress. By Charles Dickens. With twenty-four illustrations on Steel, by George Cruikshank."

Our Mutual Friend. With illustrations by Marcus Stone. 2 vols. London, 1865, 8vo.

The Personal History of David Copperfield. With illustrations, by H.K. Browne. London, 1850, 8vo.

David Copperfield. By C.D., as condensed by himself, for his readings. Boston [U.S.], 1868, 8vo.

Pictures from Italy. By C.D. The vignette illustrations on wood, by Samuel Palmer. London, 1846, 8vo.

Appeared originally in the Daily News, from January to March 1846, with the title of "Travelling Letters written on the Road. By Charles Dickens."

The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club. Being a faithful record of the Perambulations, Perils, Travels, Adventures, and Sporting Transactions of the Corresponding Members. Edited by "Boz." With forty-three illustrations by R. Seymour, R.W. Buss, and Phiz [H.K. Browne], London, 1837, 8vo.

In twenty monthly parts, commencing April 1836, and ending November 1837, no number being issued for June 1837.

----Another edition. V.D. Land, Launceston, 1838, 8vo.

This edition of Pickwick is interesting from the fact that it was published in Van Dieman's Land, the illustrations being exact copies of the originals executed in lithography. There is an additional title-page, engraved, bearing date 1836.

----The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club, with notes and illustrations. Edited by C. Dickens the younger, (Jubilee Edition.) 2 vols. London, 1886, 8vo.

Mr. Bob. Sawyer's Party [extracted from "The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club"] by C.D., as condensed by himself, for his readings. Boston [U.S.], 1868, 8vo.

Bardell and Pickwick [extracted from "The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club"] by C.D., as condensed by himself, for his readings. Boston [U.S.], 1868, 8vo.

Sketches by "Boz," illustrative of every-day life and every-day people. In two volumes. Illustrations by George Cruikshank. London, 1836, 12mo.

----Second edition. London, 1836, 12mo.

Sketches by "Boz." Third edition. London, 1837, 12mo.

----Second Series. London, 1837, 12mo.

----First complete edition of the two series. With forty illustrations by George Cruikshank. London, 1839, 8vo.

----Sketches and Tales of London Life. [Selections from "Sketches by Boz."] London [1877], 8vo.

----The Tuggs's at Ramsgate [from "Sketches by Boz"]. London [1870], 8vo.

Sketches of Young Gentlemen. Dedicated to the Young Ladies. With six illustrations by "Phiz" (H.K. Browne). London, 1838, 8vo.

Sketches of Young Couples; with an urgent Remonstrance to the Gentlemen of England (being Bachelors or Widowers) on the present alarming Crisis. With six illustrations by "Phiz" [H.K. Browne]. London, 1840, 8vo.

An edition was published in 1869 with the title "Sketches of Young Couples, Young Ladies, Young Gentlemen. By Quiz. Illustrated by Phiz." Only the first and third of these sketches were written by Charles Dickens. "The Sketches of Young Ladies" were by an anonymous author, who also assumed the pseudonym of Quiz.

Somebody's Luggage. (Tauchnitz Edition, vol. 888.) Leipzig, 1867, 16mo.

The Christmas Number of All the Year Round for 1862. Dickens contributed "His leaving it till called for"; "His Boots"; "His Brown-paper Parcel" and "His Wonderful End."

The Strange Gentleman: A Comic Burletta. In two acts. By "Boz." First performed at the St. James's Theatre, on Thursday, September 29, 1836. London, 1837, 8vo.

Sunday under Three Heads. As it is; as Sabbath bills would make it; as it might be made. By Timothy Sparks. London, 1836, 12mo.

Reproduced in fac-simile, London, 1884, and in Pearson's Manchester Series of Fac-simile Reprints, Manchester, same date.

A Tale of Two Cities. With illustrations by H.K. Browne. London, 1859, 8vo.

Originally issued in All the Year Round, between April 30 and November 26, 1859.

The Uncommercial Traveller. By C.D. London, 1861, 8vo.

Consists of seventeen papers which originally appeared in All the Year Round with this title between January 28 and October 13, 1860. The impression which was issued in 1868 in the Charles Dickens Edition contains eleven fresh papers.

The Village Coquettes: A Comic Opera. In two acts. By C.D. The music by John Hullah. London, 1836, 8vo.

----Songs, choruses, and concerted pieces in the Operatic Burletta of The Village Coquettes as produced at St. James's Theatre. The drama and words of the songs by "Boz." The music by John Hullah. London, 1837, 8vo.

Editions of "The Village Coquettes" were published at Leipzig, 1845, and at Amsterdam, 1868, in English, and it was reprinted in 1878. See also under Music.



All the Year Round. A weekly journal conducted by Charles Dickens. London, 1859-1870, 8vo.

Commenced on the 30th of April 1859.

Bentley's Miscellany. [Successively edited by Boz, Ainsworth, Albert Smith, etc.] Vol. 1-64. London, 1837-68, 8vo.

Evenings of a Working Man, being the occupation of his scanty leisure. By John Overs. With a preface relative to the author, by C.D. London, 1844, 16mo.

Household Words
a weekly journal. Conducted by C.D. 19 vols. London, 1850-59, 8vo.

This Journal commenced on the 30th March 1850, and was continued to the 28th of May 1859, when it was incorporated with All the Year Round. A cheap edition of Household Words, in 19 vols. was published in 1868-73.

----Christmas Stories from Household Words (1850-58). Conducted by C.D. London, [1860], 8vo.

Legends and Lyrics, by Adelaide Anne Procter. With an introduction by C.D. New edition, illustrated by Dobson, Palmer, Tenniel, etc. London, 1866, 4to.

The Letters of C.D. Edited by his sister-in-law (G. Hogarth) and his eldest daughter (M. Dickens). 3 vols. London, 1880-1882, 8vo.

----Another edition. 2 vols. London, 1882, 8vo.

The Library of Fiction; or Family Story-Teller. [Edited by C.D.] London, 1836-37, 8vo.

The Loving Ballad of Lord Bateman. Illustrated by George Cruikshank. London, 1839, 8vo.

The notes and preface were written by Dickens.

Memoirs of Joseph Grimaldi. Edited by "Boz." With illustrations by G. Cruikshank. 2 vols. London, 1838, 12mo.

Memoirs of Joseph Grimaldi. Another edition. Revised by C. Whitehead. London, 1846, 8vo.

----Another edition. London, 1853, 8vo.

----Another edition. London, 1866, 8vo.

Two other editions were published in 1884 by G. Routledge and Sons, and J. Dicks.

The Newsvendors' Benevolent and Provident Institution. Speeches on behalf of the Institution by C.D. London, 1871, 8vo.

The Pic-Nic Papers by various hands. Edited by C.D. With illustrations by George Cruikshank. 3 vols. London, 1841, 8vo.

Dickens contributed a preface and the opening tale, "The Lamplighter's Story."

The Plays and Poems of Charles Dickens. With a few Miscellanies in prose. Now first collected, edited, prefaced, and annotated by R.H. Shepherd. 2 vols. London, 1882, 8vo.

This work was almost immediately suppressed, as it contained copyright matter. A new edition appeared in 1885, without the copyright play of "No Thoroughfare."

Religious Opinions of Chauncy Hare Townshend. Published as directed in his Will, by his literary executor [Charles Dickens]. London, 1869, 8vo.

Royal Literary Fund. A summary of facts in answer to allegations contained in "The Case of the Reformers of the Literary Fund," stated by C.D., etc. [London, 1858], 8vo.

Speech delivered at the meeting of the Administrative Reform Association. London, 1855, 8vo.

Speech of C.D. as Chairman of the Anniversary Festival Dinner of the Royal Free Hospital, 1863. [London, 1870], 12mo.

The Speeches of C.D., 1841-1870, edited and prefaced by R.H. Shepherd. With a new bibliography, revised and enlarged. London, 1884, 8vo.

Speeches, letters, and sayings of C.D. To which is added a Sketch of the author by G.A. Sala, and Dean Stanley's sermon. New York, 1870, 8vo.

Speeches: Literary and Social. London [1870], 8vo.

A Wonderful Ghost Story. With letters of C.D. to the author respecting it. By Thomas Heaphy. London, 1882, 8vo.



Adshead, Joseph.--Prisons and Prisoners. London, 1845, 8vo.

The Fictions of Dickens upon solitary confinement, pp. 95-121.

Allbut, Robert.--London Rambles "En Zigzag," with Charles Dickens. London [1886], 8vo.

Atlantic Almanac.--The Atlantic Almanac for 1871. Boston, 1871, 8vo.

A short biographical notice of Dickens, with portrait and view of Gad's Hill, pp. 20-21.

Bagehot, Walter.--Literary Studies, by the late Walter Bagehot. 2 vols. London, 1879, 8vo.

Charles Dickens (1858), vol. 2, pp. 184-220.

Bayne, Peter.--Essays in Biography and Criticism. By Peter Bayne. First series. Boston, 1857, 8vo.

The modern novel: Dickens, Bulwer, Thackeray, pp. 363-392.

Behn-Eschenburg, H.--Charles Dickens. Von H. Behn-Eschenburg. Basel, 1872, 8vo.

Hft. 6, of "Oeffentliche Vorträge gehalten in der Schweiz."

Brimley, George.--Essays by the late George Brimley. Edited by William George Clark. Cambridge, 1858, 8vo.

"Bleak House," pp. 289-301. Reprinted from the Spectator, September 24th, 1853.

Browne, Hablôt K.--Dombey and Son. The four portraits of Edith, Florence, Alice, and Little Paul. London, 1848, 8vo.

----Dombey and Son. Full-length portraits of Dombey and Carker, Miss Tox, Mrs. Skewton, etc. London, 1848, 8vo.

----Six illustrations to The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club. Engraved from original drawings by Phiz. London [1854], 8vo.

Buchanan, Robert.--A Poet's Sketch-Book; selections from the prose writings of Robert Buchanan. London, 1883, 8vo.

The Good Genie of Fiction. Charles Dickens, pp. 119-140. (Reprinted from St. Paul's Magazine, 1872, pp. 130-148.)

Calverley, C.S.--Fly Leaves. Second Edition. By C.S. Calverley. Cambridge, 1872, 8vo.

An Examination Paper. "The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club," pp. 121-124.

Canning, S.G.--Philosophy of Charles Dickens. By the Hon. Albert S.G. Canning. London, 1880, 8vo.

Cary, Thomas G.--Letter to a lady in France on the supposed failure of a national bank ... with answers to enquiries concerning the books of Captain Marryat and Mr. Dickens. [By Thomas G. Cary.] Boston [U.S.], 1843, 8vo.

----Second Edition. Boston, [U.S.], 1844, 8vo.

Chambers, Robert.--Cyclopædia of English Literature. Edited by Robert Chambers. 2 vols. Edinburgh, 1844, 8vo.

Charles Dickens, vol. ii., pp. 630-633.

----Another Edition. 2 vols. Edinburgh, 1860, 8vo.

Charles Dickens, with a portrait, vol. ii., pp. 644-650.

----Third Edition, 2 vols. London, 1876, 8vo.

Charles Dickens, with a portrait, vol. ii., pp. 515-521.

Chapman, T.J.--Schools and Schoolmasters; from the works of Charles Dickens. New York, 1871, 8vo.

Clarke, Charles and Mary Cowden.--Recollections of Writers. By Charles and Mary Cowden Clarke. With letters of Charles Lamb ... and Charles Dickens, etc. London, 1878, 8vo.

Cleveland, Charles Dexter.--English Literature of the Nineteenth Century. A new edition. Philadelphia, 1867, 8vo.

Charles Dickens, pp. 718-730.

Cochrane, Robert.--Risen by Perseverance; or, lives of self-made men. By Robert Cochrane. Edinburgh, 1879, 8vo.

Charles Dickens, pp. 172-223.

Cook, James.--Bibliography of the writings of Charles Dickens, with many curious and interesting particulars relating to his works. By James Cook. London, 1879, 8vo.

Cruikshank, George.--George Cruikshank's Magazine. London, 1854, 8vo.

February 1854, pp. 74-80, "A letter from Hop-o'-My-Thumb to Charles Dickens, Esq., upon 'Frauds on the Fairies,' 'Whole Hogs,' etc."

D., H.W.--Ward and Lock's Penny Books for the People. Biographical series. The Life of Charles Dickens. By H.W.D. Pp. 513-528. London, 1882, 8vo.

Davey, Samuel.--Darwin, Carlyle and Dickens, with other essays. By Samuel Davey. London, [1876], 8vo.

Denman, Lord.--Uncle Tom's Cabin, Bleak House, Slavery and Slave Trade. Six articles by Lord Denman. London, 1853, 8vo.

----Second Edition. London, 1853, 8vo.

Dépret, Louis.--Chez les Anglais. Shakespeare, Charles Dickens, Longfellow, etc. Paris, 1879.

Charles Dickens, 1812-1870, occupies pp. 71-130.

Dickens, Charles.--Chas. Dickens. A critical biography. London, 1858, 8vo.

No. 1 of a series entitled "Our Contemporaries," etc.

----The Life and Times of Charles Dickens. With a portrait. (Police News edition.) London. [1870], 8vo.

----The Life of Charles Dickens. London [1881], 8vo.

----The Life of Charles Dickens. London [1882], 8vo.

Part of Haughton's Popular Illustrated Biographies.

----Some Notes on America to be re-written, suggested with respect to Charles Dickens. Philadelphia, 1868, 8vo.

----Catalogue of the beautiful collection of modern pictures, etc., of Charles Dickens, which will be sold by auction by Messrs. Christie, Manson and Woods ... July 9, 1870. London [1870], 4to.

----Dickens Memento, with introduction by F. Phillimore, and "Hints to Dickens Collectors," by J.F. Dexter. Catalogue with purchasers' names, etc. London [1884], 4to.

----Mary.--Charles Dickens. By his eldest daughter (Mary Dickens).
London, 1885, 8vo.

Part of the series "The World's Workers," etc.

Dilke, Charles W.--The Papers of a Critic, etc. 2 vols. London, 1875, 8vo.

Reference to the Literary Fund Controversy, with a letter from C.D. to C.W. Dilke. Vol. i., pp. 79, 80.

Dolby, George.--Charles Dickens as I knew him. The story of the Reading Tours in Great Britain and America (1866-1870). By George Dolby. London, 1885, 8vo.

Drake, Samuel Adams.--Our Great Benefactors; short biographies, etc. Boston, 1884, 8vo.

Charles Dickens, pp. 102-111, illustrated.

Dulcken, A.--Scenes from "The Pickwick Papers," designed by A. Dulcken. London [1861], obl. fol.

----H.W.--Worthies of the World, a series of historical and critical
sketches, etc. Edited by H.W. Dulcken. London [1881], 8vo.

Biography of Charles Dickens, with a portrait, pp. 513-528.

Essays.--English Essays. 4 vols. Hamburg, 1870, 8vo.

Vol. iv. contains an article reprinted from the Illustrated London News, June 18, 1870, on Charles Dickens.

Field, Kate.--Pen Photographs of Charles Dickens's Readings. Taken from life. By Kate Field. Boston, [U.S.], [1868], 8vo.

----Another edition. Illustrated. Boston (U.S.), 1871, 8vo.

Fields, James T.--In and out of doors with Charles Dickens. By James T. Fields. Boston, (U.S.), 1876, 16mo.

----James T. Fields. Biographical Notes and Personal Sketches. Boston [U.S.], 1881, 8vo.

Pp. 152-160 relate to Dickens.

Fitzgerald, Percy.--Two English Essayists. C. Lamb and C. Dickens. By Percy Fitzgerald. London, 1864, 8vo.

Afternoon Lectures on Literature and Art, series 2.

----Recreations of a Literary Man. By Percy Fitzgerald. 2 vols. London, 1882, 8vo.

Charles Dickens as an editor, vol. i., pp. 48-96; Charles Dickens at Home, vol. i., pp. 97-171.

Forster, John.--The Life of Charles Dickens. (With portraits.) 3 vols. London, 1872-4, 8vo.

Numerous editions.

Friswell, J. Hain.--Modern Men of Letters honestly criticised. By J. Hain Friswell. London, 1870, 8vo.

Charles Dickens, pp. 1-45.

Frost, Thomas.--In Kent with Charles Dickens. By Thomas Frost. London, 1880, 8vo.

Gill, T.--Report of the Dinner given to C.D. in Boston. Reported by T. Gill and W. English. Boston [U.S.], 1842, 8vo.

Hall, Samuel Carter.--A Book of Memories of Great Men and Women of the Age, etc. By S.C. Hall. London, 1871, 4to.

Charles Dickens, pp. 449-452.

----Second edition. London, 1877, 4to.

Charles Dickens, pp. 454-458.

Ham, James Panton.--Parables of Fiction: a memorial discourse on C. Dickens. By James Panton Ham. London, 1870, 8vo.

Hanaford, P.A.--Life and Writings of C. Dickens. New York, 1882, 8vo.

Hassard, John R.G.--A Pickwickian Pilgrimage. (Letters on "the London of Charles Dickens.") By John R.G. Hassard. Boston (U.S.), 1881, 8vo.

Heavisides, Edward Marsh.--The Poetical and Prose Remains of Edward Marsh Heavisides. London, 1850, 8vo.

The Essay on Dickens's writings, pp. 1-27.

Hollingshead, John.--To-Day; Essays and Miscellanies. 2 vols. London, 1865, 8vo.

Mr. Dickens and his Critics, vol. ii., pp. 277-283; Mr. Dickens as a Reader, vol. ii., pp. 284-296.

Hollingshead, John.--Miscellanies. Stories and Essays by John Hollingshead. 3 vols. London, 1874, 8vo.

Mr. Dickens and his critics, vol. iii., pp. 270-274; Mr. Dickens as a Reader, vol. iii., pp. 275-283.

Horne, Richard H.--A New Spirit of the Age. Edited by R.H. Horne. 2 vols. London, 1844, 12mo.

Charles Dickens, with portrait, vol. i., pp. 1-76.

Hotten, John Camden.--Charles Dickens, the Story of his Life. By the Author of the Life of Thackeray (J.C. Hotten). With illustrations and fac-similes. London (1870), 8vo.

----Popular edition. London (1873), 12mo.

Hume, A.B.--A Christmas Memorial of Charles Dickens. By A.B. Hume. 1870, 8vo.

Contains a fac-simile of Charles Dickens's letter to Mr. J.W. Makeham, dated June 8, 1870, and an Ode to his memory.

Hutton, Laurence.--Literary Landmarks of London. By Laurence Hutton. London [1885], 8vo.

Charles Dickens, 1812-1870, pp. 79-86.

Irving, Walter.--Charles Dickens. [An essay.] By Walter Irving. Edinburgh, 1874, 8vo.

Jeaffreson, J. Cordy.--Novels and Novelists from Elizabeth to Victoria. By J. Cordy Jeaffreson. 2 vols. London, 1858, 8vo.

Charles Dickens, vol. ii., pp. 303-334.

Jerrold, Blanchard.--The Best of All Good Company. Edited by Blanchard Jerrold. Pt. 1., A Day with Charles Dickens. London, 1871, 8vo.

Reprinted in 1872, 8 vo.

Johnson, Charles Plumptre.--Hints to Collectors of original editions of the works of Charles Dickens. By Charles Plumptre Johnson. London, 1885, 8vo.

Johnson, Joseph.--Clever Boys of our Time, and how they became famous men. Edinburgh [1878], 8vo.

Charles Dickens, pp. 40-63.

Jones, Charles H.--Appleton's New Handy-volume Series. A short life of Charles Dickens, etc. By Charles H. Jones. New York, 1880, 8vo.

Joubert, André.--André Joubert. Charles Dickens, sa vie et ses oeuvres. Paris, 1872, 8vo.

Kent, Charles.--The Charles Dickens Dinner. An authentic record of the public banquet given to Mr Charles Dickens ... prior to his departure for the United States. [With a preface signed C.K. i.e., Charles Kent.] London, 1867, 8vo.

Kent, Charles.--Charles Dickens as a Reader. By Charles Kent. London, 1872, 8vo.

Kitton, Fred. G.--"Phiz" (Hablôt Knight Browne.) A Memoir. Including a selection from his Correspondence and Notes on his principal works. By Fred. G. Kitton. With a portrait and numerous illustrations. London, 1882, 8vo.

An account is given of the relationship that existed between Dickens and Phiz.

----Dickensiana. A Bibliography of the literature relating to Charles Dickens and his writings. Compiled by Fred. G. Kitton. London, 1880, 8vo.

Langton, Robert.--Charles Dickens and Rochester, etc. By Robert Langton. London, 1886, 8vo.

Langton, Robert.--The Childhood and Youth of Charles Dickens, etc. By Robert Langton. Manchester, 1883, 8vo.

L'Estrange, A.G.--History of English Humour, etc. By the Rev. A.G. L'Estrange. 2 vols. London, 1878, 8vo.

Chapter 18 of vol. ii. is devoted to Dickens.

Lynch, Judge.--Judge Lynch (of America), his two letters to Charles Dickens (of England) upon the subject of the Court of Chancery. London, 1859, 8vo.

McCarthy, Justin.--A History of Our Own Times. A new edition. 4 vols. London, 1882, 8vo.

Dickens and Thackeray, vol. ii., pp. 255-259.

McKenzie, Charles H.--The Religious Sentiments of C.D., collected from his writings. By Charles H. McKenzie. Newcastle, 1884, 8vo.

Mackenzie, R. Shelton.--Life of Charles Dickens, etc. By R. Shelton Mackenzie. Philadelphia [1870], 8vo.

Macrae, David.--Home and Abroad; Sketches and Gleanings. By David Macrae. Glasgow, 1871, 8vo.

Carlyle and Dickens, pp. 122-128.

Masson, David.--British Novelists and their styles: being a critical sketch of the history of British prose fiction. By David Masson. Cambridge, 1859, 8vo.

Dickens and Thackeray, pp. 233-253.

Mateaux, C.L.--Brave Lives and Noble. By Miss C.L. Mateaux. London, 1883, 8vo.

The Boyhood of Dickens, pp. 313-320.

Mézières, L.--Histoire Critique de la Littérature Anglaise, etc. Seconde édition. 3 tom. Paris, 1841, 8vo.

Dickens, Le Club Pickwick, tom. iii., pp. 469-496.

Nicholson, Renton.--Nicholson's Sketches of Celebrated Characters. London [1856], 8vo.

Charles Dickens. By Renton Nicholson, p. 11.

Nicoll, Henry J.--Landmarks of English Literature. By Henry J. Nicoll. London, 1883, 8vo.

Dickens noticed, pp. 378-385.

Notes and Queries. General Index to Notes and Queries. Five Series. London, 1856-80, 4to.

Numerous references to C.D.

Parley.--Parley's Penny Library. London, [1841], 18mo.

Charles Dickens, with a portrait, vol. i.

----Peter Parley's Annual for 1871, etc. London [1871], 8vo.

Charles Dickens as Boy and Man, pp. 320-335.

Parton, James.--Illustrious Men and their achievements; or, the people's book of biography. New York [1882], 8vo.

Charles Dickens as a Citizen, pp. 831-841.

----Some noted Princes, Authors, and Statesmen of our time. By Canon Farrar, James T. Fields, Archibald Forbes, etc. Edited by James Parton. New York [1886], 4to.

Dickens with his children, by Mamie Dickens, pp. 30-47, illustrated; Recollections of Dickens, by James T. Fields, pp. 48-51.

Payn, James.--The Youth and Middle Age of Charles Dickens. By James Payn. Edinburgh, 1883, 8vo.

Reprinted from Chambers's Journal, January 1872, February 1873, March 1874.

----Some literary recollections. By James Payn. London, 1884, 8vo.

Chapter vi., First meeting with Dickens. Reprinted from The Cornhill Magazine.

Pemberton, T. Edgar.--Dickens's London; or, London in the works of Charles Dickens. By T. Edgar Pemberton. London, 1876, 8vo.

Perkins, F.B.--Charles Dickens: a sketch of his life and works. By F.B. Perkins. New York, 1870, 12mo.

Pierce, Gilbert A.--The Dickens Dictionary. A key to the characters and principal incidents in the tales of Charles Dickens. By Gilbert A. Pierce. Illustrated. Boston [U.S.], 1872, 12mo.

----Another edition. London, 1878, 8vo.

Poe, Edgar A.--The Literati: some honest opinions about autorial merits and demerits, etc. By Edgar A. Poe. New York, 1850, 8vo.

Notice of "Barnaby Rudge," pp. 464-482.

----The works of E.A. Poe. 4 vols. Edinburgh, 1875, 8vo.

Vol. 3, Marginalia, Dickens's "Old Curiosity Shop," and Dickens and Bulwer, pp. 373-375.

Powell, Thomas.--The Living Authors of England. By Thos. Powell. New York, 1849, 8vo.

Charles Dickens, pp. 153-178.

----Pictures of the Living Authors of Britain. By Thos. Powell. London, 1851, 8vo.

Charles Dickens, pp. 88-115.

Pryde, David.--The Genius and Writings of Charles Dickens. By David Pryde. Edinburgh, 1869, 8vo.

Reeve, Lovell A.--Portraits of men of eminence in literature, science, and art, with biographical memoirs. [Vols. iii.-vi. by E. Walford]. 6 vols. London, 1863-67, 8vo.

Vol. iv., Charles Dickens, pp. 93-99.

Richardson, David Lester.--Literary Recreations, etc. By David Lester Richardson. London, 1852, 8vo.

Dickens's "David Copperfield," and Thackeray's "Pendennis," pp. 238-243.

Rimmer, Alfred.--About England with Dickens. By Alfred Rimmer. With fifty-eight illustrations. London, 1883, 8vo.

Sala, Geo. A.--Charles Dickens. [An Essay.] London [1870], 8vo.

Santvoord, C. Van.--Discourses on special occasions, and miscellaneous papers. By C. Van Santvoord. New York, 1856, 8vo.

Charles Dickens and his philosophy, pp. 333-359.

Schmidt, Julian.--Charles Dickens. Eine charakteristik. Leipzig 1852, 8vo.

Seymour, Mrs.--An account of the Origin of the "Pickwick Papers." By Mrs. Seymour, etc. London, n.d.

Shepard, William.--The Literary Life. Edited by William Shepard. Pen Pictures of Modern Authors. New York, 1882, 8vo.

Charles Dickens, pp. 236-293.

Shepherd, Richard Herne.--The Bibliography of Dickens. A bibliographical list, arranged in chronological order, of the published writings in prose and verse of Charles Dickens. From 1834 to 1880. Manchester, [1880], 8vo.

Spedding, James.--Reviews and Discussions, literary, political, and historical. By James Spedding. London, 1879, 8vo.

Dickens's "American Notes," pp. 240-276. Reprinted from the Edinburgh Review, Jan. 1843.

Stanley, Arthur Penrhyn.--Sermon preached in Westminster Abbey, ... the Sunday following the funeral of Dickens. London, 1870, 8vo.

Stoddard, Richard Henry.--Bric-a-Brac Series. Anecdote Biographies of Thackeray and Dickens. Edited by Richard Henry Stoddard. New York, 1874, 8vo.

Taine, H.--Histoire de la Littérature Anglaise. Par H. Taine. 4 tom. Paris, 1864, 8vo.

Le Roman--Dickens, tom. iv., pp. 3-69.

----History of English Literature. 4 vols. Edinburgh, 1874, 8vo.

The Novel--Dickens. Vol. iv., pp. 115-164.

Taylor, Theodore.--Charles Dickens: the story of his life. New York, n.d., 8vo.

Thackeray, William Makepeace.--Early and late papers hitherto uncollected. Boston, 1867, 8vo.

Dickens in France (a description of a performance of Nicholas Nickleby in Paris), pp. 95-121. Appeared originally in Fraser's Magazine, March 1842.

Thomson, David Croal.--Life and Labours of Hablôt Knight Browne, "Phiz." By David Croal Thomson. With one hundred and thirty illustrations, etc. London, 1884, 8vo.

Contains a series of illustrations to Dickens, printed from the original plates and blocks.

Timbs, John.--Anecdote Lives of the later wits and humourists. By John Timbs. 2 vols. London, 1874, 8vo.

Vol. ii., pp. 201-255, relate to Dickens.

Times, The.--A second series of Essays from The Times. London, 1854, 8vo.

Dickens and Thackeray, pp. 320-338.

----Eminent Persons: biographies reprinted from the Times, 1870-79. London, 1880, 8vo.

Mr. Charles Dickens--Leading Article, June 10, 1870; Obituary notice, June 11, 1870, pp. 8-12.

Tooley, Mrs. G.W.--Lives, Great and Simple. London, 1884, 8vo.

Charles Dickens, pp. 183-197.

Ward, Adolphus W.--Charles Dickens. A lecture by Professor Ward. [Science Lectures, series 2.] Manchester, 1871, 8vo.

----Dickens. By Adolphus William Ward. [English Men of Letters Series.] London, 1882, 8vo.

Watkins, William.--Charles Dickens, with anecdotes and recollections of his life. Written and compiled by William Watkins. London [1870], 8vo.

Watt, James Crabb.--Great Novelists. Scott, Thackeray, Dickens, Lytton. By James Crabb Watt. Edinburgh, 1880, 8vo.

----Another Edition. London [1885], 8vo.

Weizmann, Louis.--Dickens und Daudet in deutscher Uebersetzung. Von Louis Weizmann. Berlin, 1880, 8vo.

Weller, Sam.--On the Origin of Sam Weller, and the real cause of the success of the Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club, etc. London, 1883, 8vo.

Welsh, Alfred H.--Development of English Literature and Language. 2 vols. Chicago, 1882, 8vo.

Dickens, vol. ii., pp. 438-454.

World.--The World's Great Men: a Gallery of over a hundred portraits and biographies, etc. London [1880], 8vo.

Charles Dickens, with portrait, pp. 125-128.

Yates, Edmund.--Edmund Yates: his recollections and experiences. 2 vols. London, 1884, 8vo.

A Dickens Chapter, vol. ii., pp. 91-128.


Plays founded on Dickens's Works.

Yankee Notes for English Circulation: a farce, in one act. By E. Stirling. London, n.d., 12mo.

Duncombe's British Theatre, vol. 46.

The Battle of Life: a drama, in three acts. By Edward Stirling. London, n.d., 12mo.

Duncombe's British Theatre, vol. 57.

The drama founded on the Christmas Annual of Charles Dickens, called The Battle of Life: dramatized by Albert Smith. In three acts and in verse. London (1846), 12mo.

La Bataille de la Vie. Pièce en trois actes, etc. Par M.M. Mélesville et André de Goy. Paris, 1853, 8vo.

Bleak House; or, Poor "Jo:" a drama, in four acts. Adapted from Dickens's "Bleak House," by George Lander. (Dicks' Standard Plays, No. 388.) London, n.d., 12mo.

Lady Dedlock's Secret: a drama, in four acts. Founded on an episode in Dickens's "Bleak House." By J. Palgrave Simpson. London, n.d., 8vo.

"Move On;" or, Jo, the Outcast: a drama, in three acts. Adapted by James Mortimer.

Not published.

Poor "Jo:" a drama, in three acts. Adapted by Mr. Terry Hurst.

Not published.

a drama, in three acts. Adapted from Charles Dickens's "Bleak House." By J.P. Burnett.

Not published.

The Chimes
a Goblin Story. A drama, in four quarters, dramatised by Mark Lemon and Gilbert A. A'Beckett. London, n.d., 8vo.

Webster's "Acting National Drama," vol. 11.

A Christmas Carol. By C.Z. Barnett. London (1872), 12mo.

Lacy's Acting Edition of Plays, vol. 94.

The Cricket on the Hearth; or, a fairy tale of home: a drama, in three acts. Dramatized by Albert Smith (Dicks' Standard Plays, No. 394). London, n.d., 12mo.

The Cricket on the Hearth: a fairy tale of home. By Edward Stirling. (Webster's "Acting National Drama," vol. 12.) London, n.d., 12mo.

The Cricket on the Hearth: a fairy tale of home in three chirps. By W.T. Townsend. London (1860), 12mo.

Lacy's Acting Edition of Plays, vol. 44.

a Fairy Tale of Home. A drama, in three acts. From the "Cricket on the Hearth," by Charles Dickens. Dramatized by Dion Boucicault.

Not published.

David Copperfield: a drama, in three acts. Adapted from Dickens's popular work of the same name, by John Brougham. (Dicks' Standard Plays, No. 474.) London, n.d., 12mo.

Little Em'ly
a drama, in four acts. Adapted from Dickens's "David Copperfield," by Andrew Halliday. New York, n.d., 8vo.
Dombey and Son
in three acts. Dramatized by John Brougham. (_Dicks' Standard Plays_, No. 373.) London, n.d., 12mo.
Captain Cuttle
a comic drama, in one act. By John Brougham. (_Dicks' Standard Plays_, No. 572.) London, n.d., 12mo.

Great Expectations: a Drama, in three acts, and a prologue. Adapted by W.S. Gilbert.

Not published.

The Haunted Man
a drama. Adapted from Charles Dickens's Christmas Story.

Not published.

Tom Pinch
a Domestic Comedy, in three acts. Adapted by Messrs. Dilley and Clifton, from "Martin Chuzzlewit." London, n.d.

Martin Chuzzlewit: or, his Wills and his Ways, etc. A drama, in three acts. By Thomas Higgie. London [1872], 12mo.

Lacy's Acting Edition, Supplement, vol. i.

Tartüffe Junior, von H.C.L. Klein. [Play in five acts, after "The Life of Martin Chuzzlewit."] Neuwied, 1864, 16mo.

Martin Chuzzlewit: a drama, in three acts. By E. Stirling. London, n.d., 12mo.

Duncombe's British Theatre, vol. 50.

Mrs. Harris! a farce, in one act. By Edward Stirling. London, n.d., 12mo.

Duncombe's British Theatre, vol. 57.

Mrs. Gamp's Party. (Adapted from "Martin Chuzzlewit.") In one act. Manchester, n.d., 12mo.

Mrs. Sarah Gamp's Tea and Turn Out: a Bozzian Sketch, in one act. By B. Webster. London, n.d., 12mo.

Acting National Drama, vol. xiii.

Martin Chuzzlewit: a drama, in three acts. By Charles Webb. London, n.d., 12mo.

Master Humphrey's Clock: a domestic drama, in two acts. By F.F. Cooper. (Duncombe's British Theatre, vol. xli.) London, n.d., 12mo.

The Old Curiosity Shop: a drama, in four acts. Adapted by Mr. Charles Dickens, Jun., from his father's novel.

Not published.

Mrs. Jarley's Far-Famed Collection of Wax-Works, as arranged by G.B. Bartlett. In two parts. London [1873], 8vo.

The Old Curiosity Shop: a drama, in four acts. Adapted from Charles Dickens's novel of the same name, by George Lander. (Dicks' Standard Plays, No. 398.) London, n.d., 12mo.

The Old Curiosity Shop: a drama, in two acts. By E. Stirling. London [1868], 12mo.

Lacy's Acting Edition of Plays, vol. lxxvii.

Barnaby Rudge
a drama, in three acts. Adapted from Dickens's work by Thomas Higgie. London [1854], 12mo.
Barnaby Rudge
a domestic drama, in three acts. By Charles Selby and Charles Melville. London [1875], 12mo.

Lacy's Acting Edition of Plays, vol. ci.

A Message from the Sea: a drama, in four acts. Founded on Charles Dickens's tale of that name. By John Brougham. (Dicks' Standard Plays, No. 459.) London, n.d., 12mo.

A Message from the Sea: a drama, in three acts. By Charles Dickens and William Wilkie Collins. London, 1861, 8vo.

The Infant Phenomenon, etc.: a domestic piece, in one act. Being an episode in the adventures of "Nicholas Nickleby." Adapted by H. Horncastle. London, n.d., 8vo.

Nicholas Nickleby: a drama, in four acts. Adapted by H. Simms. (Dicks' Standard Plays, No. 469.) London, n.d., 12mo.

The Fortunes of Smike, or a Sequel to Nicholas Nickleby: a drama, in two acts. By Edward Stirling. London, n.d., 12mo.

Webster's "Acting National Drama," vol. ix.

Nicholas Nickleby: a farce, in two acts. By Edward Stirling. London, n.d., 12mo.

Webster's "Acting National Drama," vol. v.

Nicholas Nickleby: an Episodic Sketch, in three tableaux, based upon an incident in "Nicholas Nickleby."

Not published.

L'Abîme, drame en cinq actes. [Founded on the story of "No Thoroughfare."] Paris, 1868, 8vo.

No Thorough Fare
a drama, in five acts, and a prologue. By Charles Dickens and Wilkie Collins. New York, n.d., 8vo.

Identity; or, No Thoroughfare. A drama, in four acts. By Louis Lequêl. New York, n.d., 8vo.

Bumble's Courtship. From Dickens's "Oliver Twist." A Comic Interlude, in one act. By Frank E. Emson. London [1874], 12mo.

Lacy's Acting Edition of Plays, vol. xcix.

Oliver Twist
a serio-comic burletta, in three acts. By George Almar. London, n.d., 12mo.

Webster's "Acting National Drama," vol. vi.

Oliver Twist, or the Parish Boy's Progress: a domestic drama, in three acts. By C.Z. Barnett. London, n.d., 12mo.

Duncombe's British Theatre, vol. xxix.

Oliver Twist
a serio-comic burletta, in four acts. By George Almar. New York, n.d.

Sam Weller, or the Pickwickians: a drama, in three acts, etc. By W.T. Moncrieff. London, 1837, 8vo.

The Pickwickians, or the Peregrinations of Sam Weller: a Comic Drama, in three acts. Arranged from Moncrieff's adaptation of Charles Dickens's work, by T.H. Lacy. London [1837], 8vo.

The Great Pickwick Case, arranged as a comic operetta. The words of the songs by Robert Pollitt; the music arranged by Thomas Rawson. Manchester [1884], 8vo.

The Pickwick Club ... a burletta, in three acts. By E. Stirling. London [1837], 12mo.

Duncombe's British Theatre, vol. xxvi.

The Peregrinations of Pickwick: an acting drama. By William Leman Rede. London, 1837, 8vo.

Bardell versus Pickwick; versified and diversified. Songs and choruses. Words by T.H. Gem; music by Frank Spinney. Leamington [1881], 12mo.

The Dead Witness; or Sin and its Shadow. A drama, in three acts, founded on "The Widow's Story" of The Seven Poor Travellers, by Charles Dickens. The drama written by Wybert Reeve. London [1874], 12mo.

Lacy's Acting Edition of Plays, vol. xcix.

A Tale of Two Cities: a drama, in two acts, etc. By Tom Taylor. London [1860], 12mo.

Lacy's Acting Edition of Plays, vol. xlv.

The Tale of Two Cities: a drama, in three acts. Adapted by H.J. Rivers, etc. London [1862], 12mo.


All the Year Round; or, The Search for Happiness. A song. Words by W.S. Passmore; music by John J. Blockley. London [1860], fol.

Yankee Notes for English Circulation; or, Boz in A-Merry-Key. Comic song, by J. Briton. Music by Loder. [1842.]

Dolly Varden
a Ballad. Words and music by Cotsford Dick. London [1880], fol.
Maypole Hugh
a song. Words by Charles Bradberry; music by George E. Fox. London [1881], fol.

The Chimes Quadrille. (Musical Bouquet, No. 5.) London, n.d., fol.

The Cricket on the Hearth: Quadrille. By F. Lancelott. (Musical Bouquet, No. 57.) London [1846], fol.

What are the Wild Waves Saying? A vocal duet. Written by Joseph E. Carpenter; music by Stephen Glover. London [1850], fol.

A Voice from the Waves: a vocal duet, in answer to the above. Words by R. Ryan; music by Stephen Glover. London [1850], fol.

Little Dorrit's Vigil. A Song. Written by John Barnes; composed by George Linley. London [1856], fol.

Who Passes by this Road so Late? Blandois' song, from "Little Dorrit." Words by Charles Dickens. Music by H.R.S. Dalton, London [1857], fol.

My Dear Old Home
a ballad. Words by J.E. Carpenter. Music by John J. Blockley. [Founded on Dickens's "Little Dorrit."] London [1857], fol.
Floating Away
a ballad. Words by J.E. Carpenter. Music by John J. Blockley. [Founded on a passage in "Little Dorrit."] London [1857], fol.

The Nicholas Nickleby Quadrilles and Nickleby Galop. By Sydney Vernon. London, 1839, fol.

Little Nell
a melody. Composed by George Linley, and arranged for the pianoforte by Carlo Zotti. London [1865], fol.

The Ivy Green: a song. Music by Mrs. Henry Dale. London [1840], fol.

The song is introduced in chap. vi. of the "Pickwick Papers" as a recitation by the clergyman of Dingley Dell.

The Ivy Green: a song. Music by A. De Belfour. London [1843], fol.

The Ivy Green. Arranged for the pianoforte by Ricardo Linter. London [1844], fol.

The Ivy Green: a song. Music by Henry Russell. London [1844], fol.

The Ivy Green. Music by W. Lovell Phillips. London [1844], fol.

Gabriel Grub. Cantata Seria Buffa. Adapted from "Pickwick." Music by George E. Fox. London [1881], 4to.

Sam Weller's Adventures: a song of the Pickwickians. (Reprinted in The Life and Times of James Catnach, by Charles Hindley. London, 1878).

The Tuggs's at Ramsgate. Versified from "Boz's" sketch.

The Child and the Old Man: song in the Opera, "The Village Coquettes." The words by Charles Dickens, the music by John Hullah. London [1836], fol.

Love is not a feeling to pass away: a ballad in "The Village Coquettes." Words by C. Dickens. Music by John Hullah. London [1836], fol.

My Fair Home
air in "The Village Coquettes." Words by Charles Dickens. Music by John Hullah. London [1836], fol.

No light bound of stag or timid hare. Quintett in the Opera, "The Village Coquettes." The words by Charles Dickens, the music by John Hullah. London [1836], fol.

Some Folks who have grown old. Song in "The Village Coquettes." Words by Charles Dickens. Music by John Hullah. London [1836], fol.

There's a Charm in Spring: a ballad in "The Village Coquettes." Words by Charles Dickens. Music by John Hullah. London [1836], fol.

The Cares of the Day: song with chorus, in the Opera, "The Village Coquettes." The words by Charles Dickens, composed by John Hullah. London [1858], fol.

In Rich and Lowly Station shine. Duet in the Opera, "The Village Coquettes." The words by Charles Dickens, the music by John Hullah. London [1858], fol.

Autumn Leaves
air from the Opera, "The Village Coquettes." The words by Charles Dickens, the music by John Hullah. London [1871], fol.


Change for the American Notes; or, Letters from London to New York. By an American Lady. London, 1843, 8vo.

Current American Notes. By "Buz." London, n.d.

The Battle of London Life; or, "Boz" and his Secretary. By Morna. With a portrait and illustrations by G.A. Sala. London, 1849.

The Battle Won by the Wind. By Ch----s D*ck*ns, etc.

Published in The Puppet Showman's Album. Illustrated by Gavarni.

Bleak House: a Narrative of Real Life, etc. London, 1856.

Characteristic Sketches of Young Gentlemen. By Quiz Junior. With woodcut illustrations. London [1838].

A Child's History of Germany. By H.W. Friedlaender. A Pendant to a Child's History of England, by Charles Dickens. Celle, 1861, 8vo.

"Christmas Eve" with the Spirits ... with some further tidings of the Lives of Scrooge and Tiny Tim. London, 1870.

A Christmas Carol: being a few scattered staves, from a familiar composition, re-arranged for performance, by a distinguished Musical Amateur, during the holiday season, at H--rw--rd--n. With four illustrations by Harry Furness.

Punch, Dec. 1885, pp. 304, 305.

Micawber Redivivus; or, How to Make a Fortune as a Middleman, etc. By Jonathan Coalfield [i.e. W. Graham Simpson?]. [London, 1883], 8vo. [Transcriber's Note: The subtitle of this volume should be "How He Made a Fortune as a Middleman, etc."]

Dombey and Son Finished: a burlesque. Illustrated by Albert Smith.

The Man in the Moon, 1848, pp. 59-67.

Dombey and Daughter: a moral fiction. By Renton Nicholson. London [1850], 8vo.

Dolby and Father, by Buz. [A satire on C. Dickens.] New York, 1868, 12mo.

Hard Times (Refinished). By Charles Diggens.

Parody on Hard Times, published in "Our Miscellany." Edited by H. Yates and R.B. Brough, pp. 142-156.

The Haunted Man. By CH--R--S D--C--K--N--S. New York, 1870, 12mo.

Condensed Novels, and Other Papers. By F. Bret Harte.

Mister Humfries' Clock. "Bos," Maker. A miscellany of striking interest. Illustrated. London, 1840, 8vo.

Master Timothy's Bookcase; or, the Magic Lanthorn of the World. By G.W.M. Reynolds. London, 1842.

A Girl at a Railway Junction's Reply [to an article in the Christmas number for 1866 of "All the Year Round," entitled "Mugby Junction."] London [1867], 8vo.

The Cloven Foot
being an adaptation of the English novel, "The Mystery of Edwin Drood" to American scenes, characters, customs, and nomenclature. By Orpheus C. Kerr. New York, 1870, 8vo.

The Mystery of Mr. E. Drood. By Orpheus C. Kerr.

The Piccadilly Annual, Dec. 1870, pp. 59-62.

The Mystery of Mr. E. Drood. An adaptation. By O.C. Kerr. London [1871], 8vo.

John Jasper's Secret: a sequel to Charles Dickens's unfinished novel, "The Mystery of Edwin Drood." Philadelphia [1871].

The Mystery of Edwin Drood. Part the Second, by the Spirit Pen of Charles Dickens, etc. Brattleboro' [U.S.], 1873.

A Great Mystery Solved: being a sequel to "The Mystery of Edwin Drood." By Gillian Vase. 3 vols. London, 1878, 8vo.

Nicholas Nickelbery. Containing the adventures of the family of Nickelbery. By "Bos." With forty-three woodcut illustrations. London [1838], 8vo.

Scenes from the Life of Nickleby Married ... being a sequel to the "Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby." Edited by "Guess." With twenty-one etched illustrations by "Quiz." London, 1840.

No Thoroughfare: the Book in Eight Acts, etc.

The Mask. February 1868, pp. 14-18.

No Throughfare. [A Parody upon Dickens's "No Thoroughfare."] By C----s D----s, B. Brownjohn, and Domby. Second Edition. Boston [U.S.], 1868, 8vo.

The Life and Adventures of Oliver Twiss, the Workhouse Boy. [Edited by Bos.] London [1839]. 8vo.

Posthumous Papers of the Cadger's Club. With sixteen engravings. London [1837].

Posthumous Papers of the Wonderful Discovery Club, formerly of Camden Town. Established by Sir Peter Patron. Edited by "Poz." With eleven illustrations, designed by Squib, and engraved by Point. London, 1838.

The Post-humourous Notes of the Pickwickian Club. Edited by "Bos." Illustrated with 120 engravings. 2 vols. London [1839], 8vo.

There are, in fact, 332 engravings.

Pickwick in America! detailing all the ... adventures of taat [sic.] individual in the United States. Edited by "Bos." Illustrated with forty-six engravings. London [1840], 8vo.

Pickwick Abroad; or, the Tour in France. By George W.M. Reynolds. Illustrated with forty-one steel plates, by Alfred Crowquill, etc. London, 1839, 8vo.

--Another edition. London, 1864, 8vo.

Lloyd's Pickwickian Songster, etc. London [1837].

Pickwick Songster. With portraits, designed by C.J. Grant, of "Mr. Pickwick as Apollo," and "Sam Weller brushing boots." London, n.d.

The Pickwick Comic Almanac for 1838. With twelve comic woodcut illustrations, drawn by R. Cruikshank. London, 1838.

Mr. Pickwick's Collection of Songs. Illustrated. London [1837], 12mo.

Pickwick Treasury of Wit; or, Joe Miller's Jest Book. Dublin, 1840.

Sam Weller's Favourite Song Book. London [1837], 12mo.

Sam Weller's Pickwick Jest-Book, etc. With illustrations by Cruikshank, and portraits of all the "Pickwick" characters. London, 1837.

The Sam Weller Scrap Sheet. With forty woodcut portraits of "all the Pickwick Characters," etc. London, n.d.

Facts and Figures from Italy. Addressed during the last two winters to C. Dickens, being an appendix to his "Pictures." By Don Jeremy Savonarola. London, 1847, 8vo.

The Sketch Book. By "Bos." Containing tales, sketches, etc. With seventeen woodcut illustrations. London [1837], 8vo.


Impromptu. By C.J. Davids.

Bentley's Miscellany, No. 2, March 1837, p. 297.

Poetical Epistle from Father Prout to "Boz." A poem of seven verses.

Bentley's Miscellany, Jan. 1838, p. 71.

A Tribute to Charles Dickens. A poem of twelve lines. By the Hon. Mrs. Norton.

English Bijou Almanac, 1842.

To Charles Dickens on his proposed voyage to America, 1842. By Thomas Hood.

New Monthly Magazine, Feb. 1842, p. 217.

To Charles Dickens, on his "Christmas Carol." A poem of fifteen lines. By W.W.G.

Illuminated Magazine, Feb. 1844, p. 189.

To Charles Dickens on his "Oliver Twist." By T.N. Talfourd.

Tragedies; to which are added a few Sonnets and Verses, by T.N. Talfourd, p. 244. London, 1844. 16mo.

The American's Apostrophe to "Boz." A poem.

The Book of Ballads [by T. Martin and W.E. Aytoun]. Edited by Bon Gaultier, pp. 81-86. London, 1845, 16mo.

To Charles Dickens. A Sonnet.

Douglas Jerrold's Shilling Magazine, March 1845, p. 250.

To Charles Dickens. A Dedicatory Sonnet. By John Forster.

The Life and Adventures of Oliver Goldsmith, by John Forster. London, 1848, 8vo.

To Charles Dickens. A Dedicatory Poem of two verses. By James Ballantine.

Poems, by James Ballantine. Edinburgh, 1856, 8vo.

Au Revoir. A poem of four verses.

Judy, Oct. 30, 1867, p. 37.

A Welcome to Dickens. A poem of eighty-four lines. By F.J. Parmentier.

Harper's Weekly, Nov. 30, 1867, pp. 757, 758.

Impromptu. A Humorous Verse of six lines.

Life of Charles Dickens, by R. Shelton Mackenzie, p. 97. Philadelphia [1870], 8vo.

Charles Dickens reading to his daughters on the Lawn at Gadshill. A poem of eight verses. By the Editor (C.W.).

Life, Dec. 8, 1880, p. 1005.

Memorial Verses, June 9, 1870. Fifteen verses. By F.T.P.

Daily News, June 18, 1870, p. 5.

Ode to the Memory of Charles Dickens. By A.B. Hume.

A Christmas Memorial of Charles Dickens, by A.B. Hume. London, 1870, 8vo.

Charles Dickens. Born February 7, 1812. Died June 9, 1870. A memorial poem of fourteen verses.

Punch, June 18, 1870, p. 244.

In Memoriam. June 9, 1870. A poem of six verses.

Graphic, June 18, 1870, p. 678.

Charles Dickens. Born 7th February 1812; died 9th June 1870. A memorial sonnet.

Judy, June 22, 1870, p. 91.

In Memory. A poem of ten verses, with an illustration by F. Barnard.

Fun, June 25, 1870, p. 157.

In Memoriam. A poem of seventy lines. By H.M.C.

Gentleman's Magazine, July 1, 1870, p. 22.

To His Memory. A poem of five verses.

Argosy, August, 1870, p. 114.

A Man of the Crowd to Charles Dickens. A poem of a hundred-and-six lines. By E.J. Milliken.

Gentleman's Magazine, August 1870, pp. 277-279.

Dickens. A memorial poem of two verses. By O.C.K. (Orpheus C. Kerr).

Piccadilly Annual, Dec. 1870, p. 72.

In Memoriam. Charles Dickens. Obiit, June 9, 1870. Five verses.

Charles Dickens, with anecdotes and recollections of his life. By William Watkins. London [1870], 8vo.

Dickens in Camp. A poem of ten verses. By F. Bret Harte.

Poems, by F. Bret Harte. Boston, 1871, 12mo.

Dickens at Gadshill. A poem of eighteen verses. By C.K. (Charles Kent).

Athenæum, June 3, 1871, p. 687.

Death of Charles Dickens. A poem of seventeen verses.

The Circe and other Poems, by John Appleby, 1873.

At Gad's Hill. An obituary poem of fourteen verses. By Richard Henry Stoddard.

Bric-a-Brac Series. Anecdote Biographies of Thackeray and Dickens, p. 296. By Richard Henry Stoddard. New York, 1874, 8vo.

At the Grave of Dickens. A sonnet. By Clelia R. Crespi.

Detroit Free Press, July 1884.

In Memoriam: Charles Dickens. Died June 9, 1870. A sonnet. By C.K.

Graphic, June 6, 1885, p. 586.


Charles Dickens. Revue Britannique, Avril 1843, pp. 340-376.--People's Journal (portrait), by William Howitt, 1846, vol. 1, pp. 8-12.--Revue des Deux Mondes, by Arthur Dudley, March 1848, pp. 901-922--Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, April 1855, pp. 451-466; same article, Eclectic Magazine, June 1855, pp. 200-214.--Die Gartenlaube (portrait), 1856, pp. 73-75.--Saturday Review, May 1858, pp. 474, 475; same article, Littell's Living Age, July 1858, pp. 263-265--Town Talk, June 1858, p. 76.--National Review, vol. 7, 1858, pp. 458-486.--Illustrated News of the World, Supplement, Oct. 9, 1858.--National Review (by W. Bagehot), Oct. 1858, pp. 458-486; same article, Littell's Living Age, 1858, pp. 643-659; and in "Literary Studies by the late Walter Bagehot."--Critic (portrait), 1858, pp. 534-537.--Harper's New Monthly Magazine, 1862, pp. 376-380.--Every Saturday, vol. 1, 1866, p. 79; vol. 9, p. 225.--Harper's Weekly (portrait), 1867, p. 757; same article, Littell's Living Age, 1867, pp. 688-690.--North American Review, by C.E. Norton, April, 1868, pp. 671-672.--_Court Suburb Magazine, by B., Dec. 1868, pp. 142, 143.--_Contemporary Review, by George Stott, Feb. 1869, pp. 203-225; same article, Littell's Living Age, March 1869, pp. 707-720.--L'Illustration (portrait), by Jules Claretie, 18 Juin, 1870--Le Monde Illustré (portrait), by Léo de Bernard, 25 Juin, 1870.--Annual Register, 1870, pp. 151-153.--Illustrated London News (portrait), June, 1870, p. 639.--Spectator, 1870, pp. 716, 717.--Ueber Land und Meer (portrait), No. 42, 1870, p. 19--Fraser's Magazine, July 1870, pp. 130-134.--Putnam's Monthly Magazine, by P. Godwin, vol. 16, 1870, p. 231.--St. Paul's Magazine, by Anthony Trollope, July 1870, pp. 370-375; same article, Eclectic Magazine, Sept. 1870, pp. 297-301.--Illustrated Magazine, by "Meteor," 1870, pp. 164, 165.--Illustrated Review, with portrait, vol. 1, 1870, pp. 1-4.--Hours at Home, by D.G. Mitchell, 1870, pp. 363-368.--Gentleman's Magazine (portrait), July 1870, pp. 21, 22.--Graphic (portrait), 1870, p. 687.--Nation (by J.R. Dennett), 1870, pp. 380, 381.--Temple Bar, by Alfred Austin, July 1870, pp. 554-562.--St. James's Magazine (portrait), 1870, pp. 696-699.--Victoria Magazine, by Edward Roscoe, vol. 15, 1870, pp. 357-363.--Art Journal, July, 1870, p. 224.--Leisure Hour (portrait), by Miss E.J. Whately, Nov. 1870, pp. 728-732.--New Eclectic, by B. Jerrold, vol. 7, 1871, p. 332.--_London Quarterly Review, Jan. 1871, pp. 265-286.--Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, June 1871, pp. 673-695; same article, Eclectic Magazine, Sept. 1871, pp. 257, 274; Littell's Living Age, July 1871, pp. 29-44.--Gentleman's Magazine, by George Barnett Smith, 1874, pp. 301-316.--Social Notes, by Moy Thomas (portrait), etc., Oct. 1879, pp. 114-117.--Fortnightly Review, by Mowbray Morris, Dec. 1882, pp. 762-779.

----About England with. Scribner's Monthly, by B.E. Martin [illustrated], Aug. 1880, pp. 494-503.

----Amateur Theatricals. Macmillan's Magazine, Jan. 1871, pp. 206-215; same article, Eclectic Magazine, March 1871, pp. 322-330.--Every Saturday, vol. 10, p. 70.

----As "Captain Bobadil" (portrait). Every Saturday, vol. 11, p. 295.

----American Notes. Fraser's Magazine, Nov. 1842, pp. 617-629.--Monthly Review, Nov. 1842, pp. 392-403.--Chambers's Edinburgh Journal, Nov. 1842, pp. 348, 349, 356, 357.--_New Monthly Magazine (by Thomas Hood), Nov. 1842, pp. 396-406.--_Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, by Q.Q.Q., Dec. 1842, pp. 783-801.--_Tait's Edinburgh Magazine, vol. 9, 1842, pp. 737-746.--_Christian Remembrancer, Dec. 1842, pp. 679, 680.--Edinburgh Review, by James Spedding, Jan. 1843, pp. 497-522. Reprinted in "Reviews and Discussions," etc., by James Spedding; Note to the above, Feb. 1843, p. 301.--Eclectic Museum, vol. 1, 1843, p. 230.--North American Review, Jan. 1843, pp. 212-237.--Quarterly Review, March 1843, pp. 502-522.--Westminster Review, by H., 1843, pp. 146-160.--New Englander, by J.P. Thompson, 1843, pp. 64-84.--_Southern Literary Messenger, 1843, pp. 58-62.--Atlantic Monthly, by Edwin P. Whipple, April 1877, pp. 462-466.

----And Benjamin Disraeli. Tailor and Cutter, July 1870, pp. 401-402.

----The Styles of Disraeli and. Galaxy, by Richard Grant White, Aug. 1870, pp. 253-263.

----And Thackeray. Littell's Living Age, vol. 21, p. 224.--_Dublin
Review_, April 1871, pp. 315-350.

----And Bulwer. A Contrast. Temple Bar, Jan. 1875, pp. 168-180.

----Living Literati; Sir E. Bulwer Lytton and Mr. Charles Dickens. Eginton's Literary Railway Miscellany, 1854, pp. 19-25, 174-188.

----And Chauncy Hare Townshend. London Society, Aug. 1870, pp. 157-159.

----And his Critics. The Train, by John Hollingshead, Aug. 1857, pp. 76-79; reprinted in "Essays and Miscellanies" by John Hollingshead.

----And his Debt of Honour. Land We Love, vol. 5, p. 414.

----And his Illustrators. With nine illustrations. Christmas Bookseller, 1879, pp. 15-21.

----And his Letters. Part 1. By Mary Cowden Clarke. Gentleman's Magazine, Dec. 1876, pp. 708-713.

----And his Works. Fraser's Magazine, April 1840, pp. 381-400.

----Another Gossip about.--Englishwoman's Domestic Magazine, vol.
12, 1872, pp. 78-83.

----As an Author and Reader. Welcome, with portrait, vol. 12, 1885, pp. 166-170.

----As a Dramatic Critic. Longman's Magazine, by Dutton Cook, May 1883, pp. 29-42.

----As a Dramatist and a Poet. Gentleman's Magazine, by Percy Fitzgerald, 1878, pp. 61-77.

----As a Humaniser. St. James's Magazine, by Arnold Quamoclit, 1879, pp. 281-291.

----As a Journalist. Journalist, A Monthly Phonographic Magazine, by Charles Kent, in Pitman's Shorthand, vol. 1, Dec. 1879, pp. 17-25. Done into English--Time, July 1881, pp. 361-374.

----As a Literary Exemplar. University Quarterly, by F.A. Walker, vol. 1, p. 91, etc.

----As a Moralist. Old and New, April 1871, pp. 480-483.

----As a Moral Teacher. Monthly Religious Magazine, by J.H. Morison, vol. 44, p. 129, etc.

----As a Reader. The Critic, 1858, pp. 537, 538.

----Eine Vorlesung von Charles Dickens. Die Gartenlaube, by Corvin (portrait), 1861, pp. 612-614.

----Readings by Charles Dickens. Land We Love, by T.C. De Leon, vol. 4, p. 421, etc.

----Farewell Reading in London. Every Saturday, vol. 9, pp. 242, 260.

----Last Readings. Graphic, February 1870, p. 250.

----New Reading. Illustrated. Tinsley's Magazine, by Edmund Yates, 1869, pp. 60-64.

----At Home. Every Saturday, vol. 2, p. 396. Gentleman's Magazine (by Percy Fitzgerald), November 1881, pp. 562-583.--Cornhill Magazine (by his eldest daughter), 1885, pp. 32-51.

----At Gadshill Place. Life, 1880, pp. 1005, 1006.

----Biographical Sketch of. The Eclectic Magazine (portrait), 1864, pp. 115-117.

----Bleak House. Rambler, vol. 1. N.S., 1854, pp. 41-45.

----Boyhood of. Thistle, by J.D.D., vol. 1, pp. 51-55.

----Childhood of. (Illustrated.) Manchester Quarterly, by Robert L. Langton, vol. 1, 1882, pp. 178-180.

----Early Life of. Every Saturday, vol. 12, p. 60.

----Boz. The Englishwoman's Domestic Magazine, by J.T., July 1870, pp. 14-16.

----The "Boz" Ball. Historical Magazine, by P.M., pp. 110-113 and 291-294.

----"Boz" in Paris.--Englishwoman's Domestic Magazine, vol. 10, pp.

----Boz versus Dickens. Parker's London Magazine, February 1845, pp. 122-128.

----Grip the Raven, in "Barnaby Rudge." Every Saturday, vol. 9, 542, 742, 749.

----The Battle of Life. Tait's Edinburgh Magazine, 1847, pp. 55-60.

----Bleak House. Spectator (by George Brimley), Sep. 1853, pp. 923-925. Reprinted in "Essays by the late George Brimley."--United States Magazine and Democratic Review, Sep. 1853, pp. 276-280.--North American Review (by W. Sargent,) Oct. 1853, pp. 409-439.--Eclectic Review, Dec. 1853, pp. 665-679.

----Characters in. Putnam's Monthly Magazine (by C.F. Riggs), 1853, pp. 558-562.

----Characters from Dickens [Illustrated]. Jack and Jill, 1885-6.

----The Chimes. Dublin Review, Dec. 1844, pp. 560-568.--_Eclectic
Review_, 1845, pp. 70-88.--Edinburgh Review, Jan. 1845, pp. 181-189;
same article, Eclectic Magazine, May 1845, pp. 33-38.

----Christmas Books. Union Magazine, 1846, pp. 223-236.

----A Christmas Carol. Dublin Review, 1843, pp. 510-529.--_Fraser's
Magazine_, by M.A.T., Feb. 1844, pp. 167-169.--Hood's Magazine,
1844, pp. 68-75.--Knickerbocker, by S.G. Clark, March, 1844, pp.

----Controversy. American Publishers' Circular, June 1867, pp. 68-69.

----Cricket on the Hearth. Chambers's Edinburgh Journal, 1846, pp. 44-48.--Oxford and Cambridge Review, vol. 2, 1846, pp. 43-50.

----David Copperfield. Fraser's Magazine, Dec. 1850, pp. 698-710; same article, Eclectic Magazine, Feb. 1851, pp. 247-258.

----David Copperfield and Arthur Pendennis. Southern Literary Messenger, 1851, pp. 499-504.--Prospective Review, July 1851, pp. 157-191.--North British Review (by David Masson), May 1851, pp. 57-89; same article, Littell's Living Age, July 1851, pp. 97-110.

----Schools; or, Teachers and Taught. Family Herald, July 1849, pp. 204-205.

----The Death of. Articles reprinted from the Saturday Review, the Spectator, the Daily News, and the Times. Eclectic Magazine, Aug. 1870, pp. 217-224.--Saturday Review, June 11, 1870, pp. 760, 761.--Every Saturday, vol. 9, 1870, p. 450.

----Devonshire House Theatricals. Bentley's Miscellany, 1851, pp. 660-667.

----Dictionary of (Pierce and Wheeler's). Every Saturday, vol. 11, p. 258.

----Dogs; or, the Landseer of Fiction. [Illustrated.] London Society, July 1863, pp. 48-61.

----Dombey and Son. Chambers's Edinburgh Journal, Oct. 1846, pp. 269, 270.--North British Review, May 1847, pp. 110-136.--Rambler, vol. 1, 1848, pp. 64, 66.--Sun (by Charles Kent), April 13, 1848.

---- ----Humourists: Dickens and Thackeray (Dombey and Son and Vanity
Fair). English Review, Dec. 1848, pp. 257-275; same article,
Eclectic Magazine, March 1849, pp. 370-379.

---- ----The Wooden Midshipman (of "Dombey and Son"). (By Ashby
Sterry.) All the Year Round, Oct. 1881, pp. 173-179.

----English Magazines on, 1870. Every Saturday, vol. 9, p. 482.

----Farewell Banquet to, 1867. Every Saturday, vol. 4, p. 705.

----A Few Words on. Town and Country, by A.J.H. Crespi, N.S., vol. 1, 1873, pp. 265-273.

----Footprints of. Harper's New Monthly Magazine, by M.D. Conway. 1870, pp. 610-616.

----Forster's Life of (Vol. 1). Examiner, by Herbert Wilson, Dec. 1871, pp. 1217, 1218; same article, Eclectic Magazine, Feb. 1872, pp. 237-240.--Chambers's Journal (by James Payn), Jan. 1872, pp. 17-21 and 40-45.--Quarterly Review, Jan. 1872, pp. 125-147.--Nation, 1872, pp. 42, 43.--Fortnightly Review, by J. Herbert Stack, Jan. 1872, pp. 117-120.--Fraser's Magazine, Jan. 1872, pp. 105-113; same article, Eclectic Magazine, March 1872, pp. 277-284.--Canadian Monthly, Feb. 1872, pp. 179-182.--Lakeside Monthly, April 1872, pp. 336-340.--Overland Monthly, by George B. Merrill, May 1872, pp. 443-451.

----Forster's Life of (vol. 2). Examiner, Nov. 1872, pp. 1132, 1133.--Nation, 1873, pp. 28, 29.--Chambers's Journal (by James Payn), Feb. 1873, pp. 74-79.--Canadian Monthly, Feb. 1873, pp. 171-173.--Temple Bar, May 1873, pp. 169-185.

----Forster's Life of (vol. 3). Examiner, 1874, pp. 161, 162.--Nation, 1874, pp. 175, 176.--Chambers's Journal (by James Payn), March 1874, pp. 177-180.--Canadian Monthly, April 1874, pp. 364-366.

----Forster's Life of. International Review, May 1874, pp. 417-420.--North American Review, vol. 114, p. 413.--Every Saturday, vol. 14, p. 608.--Revue des Deux Mondes, by Léon Boucher, tom. 8, 1875, pp. 95-126.--American Bibliopolist, vol. 4, p. 125.--Catholic World, by J.R.G. Hassard, vol. 30, p. 692.

----Four months with. (1842.) Atlantic Monthly, by G.W. Putnam. 1870, pp. 476-482, 591-599.

----French Criticism of. People's Journal, vol. 5, p. 228.

----On the Genius of. Knickerbocker, by F.W. Shelton, May 1852, pp. 421-431.--Putnam's Monthly Magazine, by G.F. Talbot, 1855, pp. 263-272.--Atlantic Monthly, by E.P. Whipple, May 1867, pp. 546-554.--Spectator, 1870, pp. 749-751.--New Eclectic, vol. 7, 1871, p. 257

----The "Good Genie" of Fiction. St. Paul's Magazine, by Robert Buchanan, 1872, pp. 130-148; reprinted in "A Poet's Sketch-Book," etc., by Robert Buchanan, 1883.

----Great Expectations. Atlantic Monthly, by Edwin P. Whipple, Sep. 1877, pp. 327-333.--Eclectic Review, Oct. 1861, pp. 458-477.--Dublin University Magazine, Dec. 1861, pp. 685-693.

----Bygone Celebrities: I. The Guild of Literature and Art. Gentleman's Magazine, by R.H. Horne, Feb. 1871, pp. 247-262.

----Hard Times. Westminster Review, Oct. 1854, pp. 604-608.--Atlantic Monthly, by Edwin P. Whipple, March 1877, pp. 353-358.

----The Home of. Hours at Home, by John D. Sherwood, July 1867, pp. 239-242.--Every Saturday, vol. 9, p. 228.

----In and Out of London with. Scribner's Monthly, by B.E. Martin. [Illustrated.] May 1881, pp. 32-45.

----In London with. Scribner's Monthly, by B.E. Martin. (Illustrated). March 1881, pp. 649-664.

----In the Editor's Chair. Gentleman's Magazine, by Percy Fitzgerald, June 1881, pp. 725-742.

----In Memoriam. By A.H. (Arthur Helps). Macmillan's Magazine, July 1870, pp. 236-240.--Gentleman's Magazine, by Blanchard Jerrold, July 1870, pp. 228-241; reprinted, with additions, as "A Day with Charles Dickens," in the "Best of all Good Company," by Blanchard Jerrold, 1872.

----In New York (by J.R. Dennett). Nation, 1867, pp. 482, 483.

----In Poet's Corner. Illustrated London News, June 1870, pp. 652 and 662, 663.

----In Relation to Christmas. Graphic Christmas Number, 1870, p, 19.

----In Relation to Criticism. Fortnightly Review, by George Henry Lewes, 1872, pp. 141-154; same article, Eclectic Magazine, 1872, pp. 445-453; Every Saturday, vol. 12., p. 246, etc.

----A Lost Work of (Is She His Wife? or, Something Singular). The Pen; a Journal of Literature, by Richard Herne Shepherd, October 1880, pp. 311, 312.

----Least known writings of. Every Saturday, vol. 9, p. 471.

----Letters of. Fortnightly Review, by William Minto, Dec. 1879, pp. 845-862; same article, Littell's Living Age, 1880, pp. 3-13; Eclectic Magazine, 1880, pp. 165-175.--Nation, by W.C. Brownell, December 1879, pp. 388-390.--Literary World, December 1879, pp. 369-371.--Scribner's Monthly, Jan. 1880, pp. 470, 471.--Appleton's Journal of Literature, 1880, pp. 72-81.--Contemporary Review, by Matthew Browne, 1880, pp. 77-85.--North American Review, by Eugene L. Didier, March 1880, pp. 302-306.--Westminster Review, April 1880, pp. 423-448; same article, Littell's Living Age, June 1880, pp. 707-720.--Dublin Review, by Helen Atteridge, April 1880, pp. 409-438.--Month, by the Rev. G. Macleod, May 1880, pp. 81-97.--International Review, by J.S. Morse, Jnn., vol. 8, p. 271.

----Life and Letters of. Catholic World, vol. 30, pp. 692-701.

----Little Boys and Great Men. Little Folks, by C.L.M. Nos. 64, 65.

----Little Dorrit. Edinburgh Review, July 1857, pp. 124-156.--Leader, June 1857, pp. 616, 617.--Sun, by Charles Kent, June 26, 1857.

----Lives of the Illustrious. The Biographical Magazine, by J.H.F., vol. 2, pp. 276-297.

----Manuscripts, Chambers's Journal, Nov. 1877, pp. 710-712; same article, Eclectic Magazine, 1878, pp. 80-82; Littell's Living Age, 1878, pp. 252-254.--Potter's American Monthly, vol. 10, p. 156.

----Life and adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit. Monthly Review, Sept. 1844, pp. 137-146.--National Review, July 1861, pp. 134-150.

----Master Humphrey's Clock. Monthly Review, May 1840, pp. 35-43.--Christian Examiner, March 1842, pp. 1-19.

----Memories of Charles Dickens. Atlantic Monthly, by J.T. Fields, Aug. 1870, pp. 235-245; same article, Piccadilly Annual, 1870, pp. 66-72.

----Bygone Celebrities: II. Mr. Nightingale's Diary. Gentleman's Magazine, by R.H. Horne. May 1871, pp. 660-672.

----Modern Novelists. Westminster Review, Oct. 1864, pp. 414-441; same article, Eclectic Magazine, 1865, pp. 42-59.

----Modern Novels. Including the "Pickwick Papers," "Nicholas Nickleby," and "Master Humphrey's Clock." Christian Remembrancer, Dec. 1842, pp. 581-596.

----Moral Services to Literature. Spectator, April 1869, pp. 474, 475; same article, Eclectic Magazine, July 1869, pp. 103-106.

----Mystery of Edwin Drood. Graphic, April 1870, p. 438.--_Every
Saturday_, 1870, vol. 9, pp. 291, 594.--Spectator, 1870, pp. 1176,
1177.--Old and New, (by George B. Woods), Nov. 1870, pp.
530-533.--Southern Magazine, 1873, vol. 14, p. 219.--Belgravia (by

Thomas Foster), June 1878, pp. 453-473.

----How "Edwin Drood" was Illustrated. [Illustrated.] Century Magazine, by Alice Meynell, Feb. 1884, pp. 522-528.

----A Quasi-Scientific Inquiry into "The Mystery of Edwin Drood." Illustrated. Knowledge, by Thomas Foster, Sep. 12, Nov. 14, 1884.

----Suggestions for a Conclusion to "Edwin Drood." Cornhill Magazine, March 1884, pp. 308-317.

----Edwin Drood. Concluded by Charles Dickens, through a Medium. Transatlantic, vol. 2, 1873, pp. 173-183.

----In France. (Acting of Nicholas Nickleby in Paris.) Fraser's Magazine, March 1842, pp. 342-352.

----Nomenclature. Belgravia, by W.F. Peacock, 1873, pp. 267-276, 393-402.

----Notes and Correspondence. Englishwoman's Domestic Magazine, vol. 11, 1871, pp. 91-95.

----Novel Reading: The works of. Nineteenth Century, by Anthony Trollope, 1879, pp. 24-43.

----Novels and Novelists. North American Review, by E.P. Whipple, October 1849, pp. 383-407; reprinted in "Literature and Life," etc., by E.P. Whipple.

----Old Curiosity Shop, Barnaby Rudge. Christian Remembrancer, vol. 4, 1842, p. 581.--Pall Mall Gazette, January 1, 1884, pp. 11, 12.

----The Old Lady of Fetter Lane (Old Curiosity Shop). (Illustrated.) Pall Mall Gazette, January 5, 1884, p.

----Oliver Twist. Southern Literary Messenger, May 1837, pp. 323-325.--London and Westminster Review, July 1837, pp. 194-215.--Dublin University Magazine, December 1838, pp. 699-723.--Quarterly Review, June 1839, pp. 83-102.--Christian Examiner, by J.S.D., Nov. 1839, pp. 161-174.--Atlantic Monthly, by Edwin P. Whipple, Oct. 1876, pp. 474-479.

----On Bells. Belgravia, by George Delamere Cowan, Jan. 1876, pp. 380-387.

----Our Letter. St. Nicholas, by M.F. Armstrong, 1877, pp. 438-441.

----Our Mutual Friend. Eclectic Review, Nov. 1865, pp. 455-476.--Nation, Dec. 1865, pp. 786, 787.--Westminster Review, April 1866, pp. 582-585.

----Our Mutual Friend in Manuscript. Scribner's Monthly Magazine, by Kate Field, August 1874, pp. 472-475.

----Pickwick Club. Southern Literary Messenger, 1836, pp. 787, 788; Sept. 1837, pp. 525-532.--Littell's Museum of Foreign Literature, vol. 32, 1837, p. 195.--Monthly Review, Feb. 1837, pp. 153-163.--Eclectic Review, April 1837, pp. 339-355.--Chambers's Edinburgh Journal, April 1837, pp. 109, 110.--_London and Westminster Review, July 1837, pp. 194-215.--Quarterly Review, Oct. 1837, pp. 484-518.--Belgravia, by W.S. (W. Sawyer), July 1870, pp. 33-36.--Atlantic Monthly, by Edwin P. Whipple, Aug. 1876, pp. 219-224.

---- ----Mr. Pickwick and Nicholas Nickleby. [Illustrated.]
Scribner's Monthly, by B.E. Martin, Sept. 1880, pp. 641-656.

---- ----From Faust to Mr. Pickwick. Contemporary Review, by
Matthew Browne, July 1880, pp. 162-176.

---- ----German Translation of the "Pickwick Papers." Dublin Review,
Feb. 1840, pp. 160-188.

---- ----The Origin of the Pickwick Papers. Society, by R.H.
Shepherd, Oct. 4, 1884, pp. 18-20.

---- ----The Portrait of Mr. Pickwick. Belgravia, by George Augustus
Sala, Aug. 1870, pp. 165-171.

----Pictures from Italy. Tait's Edinburgh Magazine, vol. 13, 1846, pp. 461-466.--Chambers's Edinburgh Journal, 1846, pp. 389-391.--Dublin Review, Sept. 1846, pp. 184-201.--Sun, by Charles Kent, March 1846.

----Poetic Element in the Style of. Every Saturday, vol. 9, p. 811.

----The Pressmen of, and Thackeray. Graphic, by T.H. North, 1881, p. 116.

----Reception of. United States Magazine and Democratic Review (portrait), April 1842, pp. 315-320.

----Reminiscences of. Englishwoman's Domestic Magazine, by E.E.C., vol. 10, 1871, pp. 336-344.

----Remonstrance with. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, April 1857, pp. 490-503; same article, Littell's Living Age, May 1857, pp. 480-492.

----Sale of the Effects of. Every Saturday, vol. 9, p. 557.--Chambers's Journal, 1870, pp. 522-505.

----Seasonable Words about. The Overland Monthly, by N.S. Dodge, 1871, pp. 72-82.

----Secularistic Teaching. Secular Chronicle, by Harriet T. Law (portrait). Dec. 1877, pp. 289-291.

----Shadow on Life of. Atlantic Monthly, by Edwin P. Whipple, Aug. 1877, pp. 227-233.

----Sketches by Boz. Monthly Review, March 1836, pp. 350-357; 1837, pp. 153-163.--Mirror, April 1836, pp. 249-250--London and Westminster Review, July 1837, pp. 194-215.--Quarterly Review, Oct. 1837, pp. 484-518.

---- ----The Boarding House (Sketches by Boz). _Chambers's Edinburgh
Journal_, April 1836, pp. 83, 84.

---- ----Watkins Tottle and other Sketches (Sketches by Boz).
Southern Literary Messenger, 1836, pp. 457-460.

----Son talent et ses oeuvres. Revue des Deux Mondes, by H. Taine. Feb. 1856, pp. 618-647.

----Studien über Dickens und den Humor. Westermann's Jahrbuch der Illustrirten Deutschen Monatshefte, Von Julian Schmidt (portrait), April-July 1870.

----Studies of English Authors. No. V. Charles Dickens. In eleven chapters. Literary World, by Peter Bayne, March 21 to May 30, 1879.

----Study. Graphic Christmas Number, by C.C. 1870.

----A Tale of Two Cities. Saturday Review, Dec. 1859, pp. 741-743; same article, Littell's Living Age, Feb. 1860, pp. 366-369. Sun, by Charles Kent, Aug. 11, 1859.

----Tales. Edinburgh Review, Oct. 1838, pp. 75-97.

----The Tendency of Works of. Argosy, by A.D., 1885, pp. 282-292.

----The Tension in. Every Saturday, Dec. 1872, pp. 678-679.

----A Tramp with. Through London by Night with the Great Novelist. Detroit Free Press, April 7, 1883.

----Tulrumble, and Oliver Twist. Southern Literary Messenger, May 1837, pp. 323-325.

----The "Two Green Leaves" (portrait). Graphic, March 26, 1870, pp. 388-390.

----Unpublished Letters. Times, Oct. 27, 1883.

----Satire on. Blackwood's Magazine, by S. Warren, vol. 60, 1846, pp. 590-605; same article, Eclectic Magazine, vol. 10, 1847, p. 65.

----Use of the Bible. Temple Bar, September 1869, pp. 225-234; same article, Appleton's Journal, Oct. 16, 23, 1869, pp. 265-267, 294, 295; Every Saturday, vol. 8, p. 411.

----Verse. Spectator, 1877, pp. 1651-1653; same article, Littell's Living Age, 1878, pp. 237-241.

----Visit to Charles Dickens by Hans Christian Andersen. Bentley's Miscellany, 1860, pp. 181-185; same article, Littell's Living Age, 1860, pp. 692-695, Eclectic Magazine, 1864, pp. 110-114.

---- ----Andersen's. Temple Bar, December 1870, pp. 27-46; same
article, Eclectic Magazine, 1871, pp. 183 196, Every Saturday,
vol. 9, p. 874, etc.; Appendix to _Pictures
of Travels in Sweden_,
---- ----Pilgrimage. [Visit to Gadshill.] Lippincott's Magazine, by
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----Voice of Christmas Past. (Illustrated.) Harper's New Monthly Magazine, by Mrs. Z.B. Buddington, January 1871, pp. 187-200.

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Sketches by Boz 1836-37
Sunday under Three Heads 1836
The Village Coquettes 1836
The Strange Gentleman 1837
Pickwick Papers 1837
Oliver Twist 1838
Sketches of Young Gentlemen 1838
Memoirs of Joseph Grimaldi 1838
Nicholas Nickleby 1839
Sketches of Young Couples
Master Humphrey's Clock
(The Old Curiosity Shop and
Barnaby Rudge) 1840-1
American Notes 1842
Christmas Carol 1843
Martin Chuzzlewit 1844
The Chimes 1845
Cricket on the Hearth 1846
Pictures from Italy 1846
Battle of Life 1846
Dombey and Son 1848
Haunted Man 1848
David Copperfield 1850
Mr. Nightingale's Diary 1851
Child's History of England 1852-4
Bleak House 1853
Hard Times 1854
Little Dorrit 1857
Hunted Down 1859
Tale of Two Cities 1859
Great Expectations 1861
Uncommercial Traveller 1861
Our Mutual Friend 1865
Mystery of Edwin Drood 1870

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