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By Norman

ISBN-10: 1349078867

ISBN-13: 9781349078868

ISBN-10: 1349078883

ISBN-13: 9781349078882

Define vital occasions in writer's life.The chronology additionally serves as a diary as what Dickens was once doing month by means of month, week via week.Books, magazines, journals usually have been labored on concurrently in addition to a prodigiously energetic own life.Reveals a feeling of richness and diversity of Dickens's existence. complete Index

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Smith). 12 Entertains JF, Landor, Maclise and Macready to dinner: 'Dickens had been mesmerising his wife and Miss Hogarth, who had been in violent hysterics' (Macready's diary). 16 Gives dinner for Ainsworth and Marryat. 23 Goes to the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition and admires Maclise's painting of Hamlet. 25 A long letter from CD concerning the Mines and Collieries Bill appears in the Morning Chronicle. 26 Maclise dines at CD's home. CD writes to Macvey Napier that he has 'resolved to describe my American journies, in a couple of volumes; and am consequently, just now, very closely engaged'.

9 Visits Staithes and Whitby. 11 Returns to London. 17 Tells Mitton that he is 'very much and pressingly in want of a hundred pounds until June'. 20 Speaks at a dinner for the Governesses' Benevolent Institution. 23 CD and JF meet, as usual, to celebrate Shakespeare's birthday. During this month CD writes 'Threatening Letter to Thomas Hood, from an Ancient Gentleman. By Favour of Charles Dickens' for Hood's Magazine, where it appears the following month. May 11 (Sat) Speaks at the annual dinner of the Artists' Benevolent Society.

9 They proceed to Ballachulish, 'a journey of between 50 and 60 miles, through the bleakest and most desolate part of Scotland' (to JF, 9 July), via Glencoe (,perfectly terrible'). 10 CD abandons his intention of going to Oban on account of bad weather, and returns via Glencoe to Tyndrum; thence they go via Dalmally to Inverary. This time Glencoe is 'perfectly 28 A Dickens Chronology horrific' (to JF, 11 July - a letter in which CD is eloquent on the wildness and dangers of the scene). 12 CD declines an invitation to attend a dinner in his honour at Glasgow.

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