Frontispiece portrait of author. First Edition. 176 pp. + 4 pp. publisher's ads. 8vo. Bookplate on front pastedown and owner's signature on front free end paper. Minor foxing of preliminaries. Mild wear at ends of spine and corners. Else, Very Good. VanderPoel D59. Cox 772, 773. NCBEL III 839. Not in Podeschi. A critical review of some of Dickens' work by one who knew him personally. Chapter on "Edwin Drood". Canning, an acquaintance of Dickens, writes a literary critique of Dickens through an analysis of six novels. These include "The Mystery of Edwin Drood," which he admires greatly. As Cox notes, Canning respects Dickens' religious motives, as revealed in "The Mystery of Edwin Drood. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Dickens Studied in Six Novels.
Publisher: London. T. Fisher Unwin
Publication Date: 1912
Illustrator: Frontispiece portrait of author.
Edition: First Edition.
Book Description T. Fisher Unwin, Londion, 1912. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. First Edition. Hardcover, burgundy cloth lettered and decorated in gold, no dust-jacket. 176 pages. Catalog of the authors works appended. First edition. A prolific writer, Canning produced many works on British history, biography and literature. Born August 24, 1832, Canning was acquainted with personally with Dickens, having met him at Gadshill and had penned several other works about the author. The present title examines the novels, Oliver Twist, Old Curiosity Shop, Barnaby Rudge, Martin Chuzzlewit, David Copperfield and the unfinished Mystery of Edwin Drood. Previous owner's small round blind-stamp on front free end-paper and incidental wear to cloth. A clean, sound, square and unmarked copy. Very good. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 012693