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Record Number: 12113


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I should have written to you to-day to thank you for your flattering and kind-hearted mention of myself in the new Preface to Rookwood; if the weather had been finer I intended riding out to tell you how warmly I felt it, and how much sincere delight your friendship affords me.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

30 Oct 1837

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: London
specific address: 48 Doughty Street

Type of Experience
(Reader):
 

silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Type of Experience
(Listener):
 

solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown


Reader / Listener / Reading Group:

Reader:

Charles Dickens

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

7 Feb 1812

Socio-Economic Group:

Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder

Occupation:

Journalist and writer

Religion:

Church of England

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

William Harrison Ainsworth

Title:

Rookwood

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

18/10/1837, Bentley?s Standard Novels edn.

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

12113

Source:

Print

Author:

Charles Dickens

Editor:

Madeline House

Title:

The Letters of Charles Dickens: Volume One: 1820-1839

Place of Publication:

Oxford

Date of Publication:

1965

Vol:

1

Page:

325

Additional Comments:

Additional editor: Graham Storey. Published by Clarendon Press as the Pilgrim edition.

Citation:

Charles Dickens, Madeline House (ed.), The Letters of Charles Dickens: Volume One: 1820-1839, (Oxford, 1965), 1, p. 325, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=12113, accessed: 06 March 2021


Additional Comments:

Note 9 explains that the new Preface read: ?Mr. Dickens, with his wonderful knowledge of London life and character, has done more for this metropolis, in the Pickwick Papers, and in Oliver Twist, than Paul de Knock, in all his works, has one for Paris.? This appeared as a footnote in the preface to the new edition dated 18/10/1837, in Bentley?s Standard Novels edn.

   
   
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