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Charles Dickens's Letters to Charles Lever

Livingston, Flora V, (ed.)

Published by Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA, 1933
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good-Very Good +. xvii, 65 pp, introduction, Charles Dickens's Letters to Charles Lever. First Edition, 1933. "This is the first publication of the letters from the Harry Elkins Widener Collection in the Harvard College Library. They prove that, despite the assertions of biographers of the Irish novelist Charles Lever, there wa a very cordial and affectionate friendship between Lever and Dickens; and thsy furthermore correct the impression that might be gained from the omission of Lever's name in the Letters published by Georgina Hogarth and Mamie Dickens and from the fact that in Forster's Life Lever's name is mentioned only in discussing the failure of his story in All the Year Round. Sadly, the Anglo-Irish novelist Charles Lever is remembered today as the cause of Charles Dickens's prematurely publishing Great Expectations in All the Year Round because Lever's A Day's Ride was driving down sales of Dickens's weekly journal and only a serial by Dickens himself could salvage the situation." from the jacket flap. Price clipped. Inked name on front pastedown. 1"x1 1/2" chip to top edge front panel dj with minor edge wear, and age-toning to spine of same, else, Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Maroon cloth with gilt decorative lines to front board and spine, gilt lettering to spine, and gilt top text block edge. Size: 8vo. Bookseller Inventory # 004429

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Title: Charles Dickens's Letters to Charles Lever

Publisher: Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA

Publication Date: 1933

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good-Very Good +

Edition: First Edition.

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