By Norman

ISBN-10: 1349078867

ISBN-13: 9781349078868

ISBN-10: 1349078883

ISBN-13: 9781349078882

Define very important 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 lively own life.Reveals a feeling of richness and diversity of Dickens's existence. complete Index

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He also tells JF that he is thinking of 'going abroad to write a new book in shilling numbers' . February 5 (Thurs) CD dines with Macready;. the other guests include JF and Thackeray. 7-9 Visits Rochester and district with Catherine, Georgina, JF, Maclise and Jerrold; they spend two nights at the Bull Inn, Rochester, and visit 'the old Castle, Watts's Charity, and Chatham fortifications on the Saturday, passing Sunday in Cobham church and Cobham park' OF, Life). 9 Resigns the editorship of the Daily News, but continues for a time to make occasional contributions.

May 2 (Sat) Goes to the Royal Academy Exhibition with Macready, and attends the Royal Academy dinner with Macready, Landseer and Rogers. Afterwards CD goes to the Lyceum Theatre to see General Tom Thumb in Albert Smith's Hop 0' my Thumb, accompanied by Stanfield and Talfourd as well as the three friends already mentioned. 7 Dines with Macready; the other guests include Count D'Orsay, Landseer and the Procters. 18 Bradbury and Evans announce that the first number of the new novel will appear in October.

8 Visits Scarborough. 17 Returns to London. 25 Sits for Miss Margaret Gillies, miniaturist. Agrees to act as chairman of a committee to raise money for the seven orphaned children of Edward Elton, an actor who has been drowned at sea; the next day, in a burst of epistolary activity, he solicits the help of Miss Coutts and others (eleven letters on this subject written on the 26th survive). (See also 3-4 Aug). 28 At work on the September number (chs 21-3) of MC: is getting on 'but slowly' (to JF).

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