BIOGRAPHY OF CHARLES DICKENS: CHAPTER XIII.
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." 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
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. 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. 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. 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 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
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
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.
 For his own graphic account of the accident, see his "Letters."
 He computed that he had made £12,000 by the two first series of
 "Charles Dickens as I Knew Him." By George Dolby. Miss Dickens
considers this "the best and truest picture of her father yet
 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."
 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
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;
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
JOHN P. ANDERSON
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III. SINGLE WORKS.
IV. MISCELLANEOUS WORKS.
Biographical, Critical, etc.
Parodies and Imitations.
Magazine and Newspaper Articles.
VI. CHRONOLOGICAL LIST OF WORKS.
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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,
THE HOUSEHOLD EDITION. Illustrated. 22 vols. London,
ILLUSTRATED LIBRARY EDITION. 30 vols. London, 1873-1876, 8vo.
THE POPULAR LIBRARY EDITION. Illustrated. 30 vols. London,
THE POCKET EDITION. 30 vols. London, 1880, 16mo.
THE DIAMOND EDITION. Illustrated. 14 vols. London, 1880,
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
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,
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 -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 , 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 , 32mo.
Tales from Charles Dickens's Works. London , 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,
III. SINGLE WORKS.
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,
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
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,
Hunted Down. A Story. By C.D. With some account of T.G. Wainewright,
the poisoner [by John Camden Hotten]. London , 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
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 -57,
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
----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,
----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 , 8vo.
----The Tuggs's at Ramsgate [from "Sketches by Boz"]. London ,
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,
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
A Tale of Two Cities. With illustrations by H.K. Browne. London, 1859,
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,
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,
- Household Words
- a weekly journal. Conducted by C.D. 19 vols. London,
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, , 8vo.
Legends and Lyrics, by Adelaide Anne Procter. With an introduction by
C.D. New edition, illustrated by Dobson, Palmer, Tenniel, etc. London,
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
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,
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,
Speeches: Literary and Social. London , 8vo.
A Wonderful Ghost Story. With letters of C.D. to the author respecting
it. By Thomas Heaphy. London, 1882, 8vo.
BIOGRAPHICAL, CRITICAL, ETC.
Adshead, Joseph.--Prisons and Prisoners. London, 1845, 8vo.
The Fictions of Dickens upon solitary confinement, pp.
Allbut, Robert.--London Rambles "En Zigzag," with Charles Dickens.
London , 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,
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 , 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.],
----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
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,
Davey, Samuel.--Darwin, Carlyle and Dickens, with other essays. By
Samuel Davey. London, , 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,
No. 1 of a series entitled "Our Contemporaries," etc.
----The Life and Times of Charles Dickens. With a portrait. (Police
News edition.) London. , 8vo.
----The Life of Charles Dickens. London , 8vo.
----The Life of Charles Dickens. London , 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 , 4to.
----Dickens Memento, with introduction by F. Phillimore, and "Hints to
Dickens Collectors," by J.F. Dexter. Catalogue with purchasers' names,
etc. London , 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,
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 , obl. fol.
----H.W.--Worthies of the World, a series of historical and critical
sketches, etc. Edited by H.W. Dulcken. London , 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.], , 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.
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,
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,
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.
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 , 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,
Johnson, Joseph.--Clever Boys of our Time, and how they became famous
men. Edinburgh , 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,
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,
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,
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 , 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,
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 , 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, , 18mo.
Charles Dickens, with a portrait, vol. i.
----Peter Parley's Annual for 1871, etc. London , 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 , 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 , 4to.
Dickens with his children, by Mamie Dickens, pp. 30-47,
illustrated; Recollections of Dickens, by James T. Fields,
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
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,"
Rimmer, Alfred.--About England with Dickens. By Alfred Rimmer. With
fifty-eight illustrations. London, 1883, 8vo.
Sala, Geo. A.--Charles Dickens. [An Essay.] London , 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,
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, , 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,
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,
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,
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 ,
Watt, James Crabb.--Great Novelists. Scott, Thackeray, Dickens,
Lytton. By James Crabb Watt. Edinburgh, 1880, 8vo.
----Another Edition. London , 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,
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 , 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
Poor "Jo:" a drama, in three acts. Adapted by Mr. Terry Hurst.
- a drama, in three acts. Adapted from Charles Dickens's "Bleak
House." By J.P. Burnett.
- 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.
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
- The Haunted Man
- a drama. Adapted from Charles Dickens's Christmas
- 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 , 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,
Duncombe's British Theatre, vol. 50.
Mrs. Harris! a farce, in one act. By Edward Stirling. London, n.d.,
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,
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.
Mrs. Jarley's Far-Famed Collection of Wax-Works, as arranged by G.B.
Bartlett. In two parts. London , 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
Lacy's Acting Edition of Plays, vol. lxxvii.
- Barnaby Rudge
- a drama, in three acts. Adapted from Dickens's work by
Thomas Higgie. London , 12mo.
- Barnaby Rudge
- a domestic drama, in three acts. By Charles Selby and
Charles Melville. London , 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,
Webster's "Acting National Drama," vol. v.
Nicholas Nickleby: an Episodic Sketch, in three tableaux, based upon
an incident in "Nicholas Nickleby."
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 , 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 , 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 , 8vo.
The Pickwick Club ... a burletta, in three acts. By E. Stirling.
London , 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
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 ,
Lacy's Acting Edition of Plays, vol. xcix.
A Tale of Two Cities: a drama, in two acts, etc. By Tom Taylor. London
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 , 12mo.
All the Year Round; or, The Search for Happiness. A song. Words by
W.S. Passmore; music by John J. Blockley. London , 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
- Maypole Hugh
- a song. Words by Charles Bradberry; music by George E.
Fox. London , 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 , fol.
What are the Wild Waves Saying? A vocal duet. Written by Joseph E.
Carpenter; music by Stephen Glover. London , fol.
A Voice from the Waves: a vocal duet, in answer to the above. Words by
R. Ryan; music by Stephen Glover. London , fol.
Little Dorrit's Vigil. A Song. Written by John Barnes; composed by
George Linley. London , fol.
Who Passes by this Road so Late? Blandois' song, from "Little Dorrit."
Words by Charles Dickens. Music by H.R.S. Dalton, London , fol.
- My Dear Old Home
- a ballad. Words by J.E. Carpenter. Music by John J.
Blockley. [Founded on Dickens's "Little Dorrit."] London , fol.
- Floating Away
- a ballad. Words by J.E. Carpenter. Music by John J.
Blockley. [Founded on a passage in "Little Dorrit."] London ,
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 , fol.
The Ivy Green: a song. Music by Mrs. Henry Dale. London , 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 , fol.
The Ivy Green. Arranged for the pianoforte by Ricardo Linter. London
The Ivy Green: a song. Music by Henry Russell. London , fol.
The Ivy Green. Music by W. Lovell Phillips. London , fol.
Gabriel Grub. Cantata Seria Buffa. Adapted from "Pickwick." Music by
George E. Fox. London , 4to.
Sam Weller's Adventures: a song of the Pickwickians. (Reprinted in
The Life and Times of James Catnach, by Charles Hindley. London,
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 ,
Love is not a feeling to pass away: a ballad in "The Village
Coquettes." Words by C. Dickens. Music by John Hullah. London ,
- My Fair Home
- air in "The Village Coquettes." Words by Charles
Dickens. Music by John Hullah. London , 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 , fol.
Some Folks who have grown old. Song in "The Village Coquettes." Words
by Charles Dickens. Music by John Hullah. London , fol.
There's a Charm in Spring: a ballad in "The Village Coquettes." Words
by Charles Dickens. Music by John Hullah. London , 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 , 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 , fol.
- Autumn Leaves
- air from the Opera, "The Village Coquettes." The words
by Charles Dickens, the music by John Hullah. London , fol.
PARODIES AND IMITATIONS.
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
Bleak House: a Narrative of Real Life, etc. London, 1856.
Characteristic Sketches of Young Gentlemen. By Quiz Junior. With
woodcut illustrations. London .
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
Dolby and Father, by Buz. [A satire on C. Dickens.] New York, 1868,
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 , 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
John Jasper's Secret: a sequel to Charles Dickens's unfinished novel,
"The Mystery of Edwin Drood." Philadelphia .
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
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,
The Life and Adventures of Oliver Twiss, the Workhouse Boy. [Edited by
Bos.] London . 8vo.
Posthumous Papers of the Cadger's Club. With sixteen engravings.
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 , 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 , 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 .
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 , 12mo.
Pickwick Treasury of Wit; or, Joe Miller's Jest Book. Dublin, 1840.
Sam Weller's Favourite Song Book. London , 12mo.
Sam Weller's Pickwick Jest-Book, etc. With illustrations by
Cruikshank, and portraits of all the "Pickwick" characters. London,
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 , 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.
English Bijou Almanac, 1842.
To Charles Dickens on his proposed voyage to America, 1842. By Thomas
New Monthly Magazine, Feb. 1842, p. 217.
To Charles Dickens, on his "Christmas Carol." A poem of fifteen lines.
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
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 , 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
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 , 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
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
Bric-a-Brac Series. Anecdote Biographies of Thackeray and
Dickens, p. 296. By Richard Henry Stoddard. New York, 1874,
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.
MAGAZINE AND NEWSPAPER ARTICLES.
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.
----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.
----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.
----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.
----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,
----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,
----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,
----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,
----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,
----The "Boz" Ball. Historical Magazine, by P.M., pp. 110-113 and
----"Boz" in Paris.--Englishwoman's Domestic Magazine, vol. 10, pp.
----Boz versus Dickens. Parker's London Magazine, February 1845,
----Grip the Raven, in "Barnaby Rudge." Every Saturday, vol. 9, 542,
----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,
----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.
----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.
----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.
----Dictionary of (Pierce and Wheeler's). Every Saturday, vol. 11,
----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.
----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.
----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,
----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.
----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,
----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.
----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.
---- ----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.
----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.
----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),
----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.
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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.
----Unpublished Letters. Times, Oct. 27, 1883.
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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
|Barton Hill. Sept. 1870, pp. 288-293.
----Voice of Christmas Past. (Illustrated.) Harper's New Monthly
Magazine, by Mrs. Z.B. Buddington, January 1871, pp. 187-200.
----With the Newsvendors.--Every Saturday, vol. 9. p. 318.
----Works. London University Magazine, by J.S. (James Spedding),
vol. 1, 1842, pp. 378-398.--North British Review, by J. Cleghorn,
May 1845, pp. 65-87; same article, Littell's Living Age, June 1845,
pp. 601-610.--National Quarterly Review, by H. Dennison, 1860, vol.
1, p. 91.--British Quarterly Review, Jan. 1862, pp.
135-159.--Scottish Review, Dec. 1883, pp. 125-147.
VI.--CHRONOLOGICAL LIST OF WORKS.
|Sketches by Boz
|Sunday under Three Heads
|The Village Coquettes
|The Strange Gentleman
|Sketches of Young Gentlemen
|Memoirs of Joseph Grimaldi
|Sketches of Young Couples
Master Humphrey's Clock
(The Old Curiosity Shop and
|Cricket on the Hearth
|Pictures from Italy
|Battle of Life
|Dombey and Son
|Mr. Nightingale's Diary
|Child's History of England
|Tale of Two Cities
|Our Mutual Friend
|Mystery of Edwin Drood
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