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The Letters of Charles Dickens Vol. 1, 1833-1856   By: (1812-1870)

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The Letters of Charles Dickens Vol. 1, 1833-1856 offers readers a fascinating glimpse into the life and mind of one of the most beloved authors in English literature. Through a collection of letters written by Charles Dickens himself, readers are able to gain a deeper understanding of the man behind timeless classics such as "Great Expectations" and "A Tale of Two Cities."

Dickens' letters reveal his wit, charm, and keen observations of society, providing valuable insight into the social and political issues of his time. Readers will appreciate the candidness of his letters, as well as the detailed accounts of his personal life, including his struggles and triumphs as a writer.

The volume is expertly edited and annotated, making it accessible to both scholars and casual readers alike. The inclusion of contextual information enhances the reader's understanding of the letters, offering valuable background information that enriches the reading experience.

Overall, The Letters of Charles Dickens Vol. 1, 1833-1856 is a must-read for fans of Dickens' work, as well as anyone interested in Victorian literature and culture. It is a valuable addition to any literary enthusiast's collection, offering a unique and intimate portrait of one of the greatest writers in history.

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For the reader: Things that were handwritten are denoted in the text as HW:

Asterisms in the text are denoted by [asterism]

THE LETTERS

OF

[HW: Charles Dickens]

THE LETTERS

OF

CHARLES DICKENS.

EDITED BY

HIS SISTER IN LAW AND HIS ELDEST DAUGHTER.

In Two Volumes.

VOL. I.

1833 to 1856.

London:

CHAPMAN AND HALL, 193, PICCADILLY.

1880.

[ The Right of Translation is Reserved. ]

CHARLES DICKENS AND EVANS,

CRYSTAL PALACE PRESS.

TO

KATE PERUGINI,

THIS MEMORIAL OF HER FATHER

IS LOVINGLY INSCRIBED

BY HER AUNT AND SISTER.

PREFACE.

We intend this Collection of Letters to be a Supplement to the "Life of Charles Dickens," by John Forster. That work, perfect and exhaustive as a biography, is only incomplete as regards correspondence; the scheme of the book having made it impossible to include in its space any letters, or hardly any, besides those addressed to Mr. Forster. As no man ever expressed himself more in his letters than Charles Dickens, we believe that in publishing this careful selection from his general correspondence we shall be supplying a want which has been universally felt.

Our request for the loan of letters was so promptly and fully responded to, that we have been provided with more than sufficient material for our work... Continue reading book >>


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