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Charles Dickens: The Story of His Life. By the Author of the "Life of Thackeray." With illustrations and Facsimiles.

Tavener, Henry Thomas, and Hotten, John Camden].-

Published by New York. Harper & Brothers, 1870
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Illustrated. Frontispiece engraving of Dickens as Captain Bobadil and a facsimile of his handwritin and portrait of Dickens from a drawing by D'Orsay First American Edition 110 pp. With Appendix & 2 pp. publisher's ads. 8vo. Stain on front cover. Slightly dog-eared at corners. Else. Very Good. Podeschi H443. VanderPoel E2. NCBEL III, 828, This work has been attributed to Theodore Taylor, a pseudonym for John Camden Hotten (1832Ð73). It was actually by Tavener (see "Prelimiinary", p.7). It has also been attributed to Joseph Grego (1843Ð1908) and William Moy Thomas (1828Ð1910) (see OCLC, World Cat entry). This is a hasty biography of Dickerns, done within a few weeks of his unexpected death. Signed on front free end paper by former owner: "J. H. W. Tooley, Chelsea, Mass. 1881." Also laid down on front free end paper is a letter to the editor of the Boston Daily Advertiser, apparently from July 21, 1870, defending a minister who had preached against Dickens, and who had been attacked for it in the press. This letter writer supports Diuckens, but also the minister's right to express an honestly held opinion. The "Preliminary" is dated 29th June 1870. Publisher's ads and forthcoming issue of Harper's Monthly dated September 1870. George Sala's long obituary biography in the Daily Telegraph of London on 10 June 1870, one day after Dickens' death, was promptly expanded by Sala and published also in 1870 on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean, rivalling this primarily literary biography by Taverner. Bookseller Inventory # 10302

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Title: Charles Dickens: The Story of His Life. By ...

Publisher: New York. Harper & Brothers

Publication Date: 1870

Illustrator: Illustrated. Frontispiece engraving of Dickens as Captain Bobadil and a facsimile of his handwritin and portrait of Dickens from a drawing by D'Orsay

Edition: First American Edition

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