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Hobbledehoy. A Poem in the "Portland Transcript. An Independent Family Journal of Literature, News, &c." Portland, Maine, Saturday, March 5, 1851. Volume XIV, Number 48, p.384.

Dickens, Charles (attrib.)-

Published by Portland, ME. Gould & Elwell. ., 1851
Condition: Very Good No Binding
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8 pp. (whole issue) Fo. Allegedly a Dickens poem appearing in a weekly newspaper from Maine. Prominently placed on the last page. A possible piracy and an early American edition of this poem. Pending identity of Its source, it is not certain that Dickens himself wrote it. According to Harry Stone, for "Household Words", for example, it appears that Dickens himself wrote only one poem ("Hidden Light", with Adelaide Anne Procter) among the many in the nine years of publication. Carolyn W. and Laurence H. Houtchens, however, argue strongly (Three Early Works Attributed to Dickens, Pub.MLA, vol. 59, No. 1, Mar. 1944, pp. 226-235) that the poem is by Dickens, having first appeared in America in the reputable New-York Mirror, edited by George Pope Morris in August, 1841, at that time attributed to ÒBozÓ, Other interesting items include a poem by Shelley and a joke about the atheism of Rhode Island. Hinge of fold Is cracked. A few small stains. Else, Very Good. Harry Stone, "Uncollected Writings from 'Household Words','' Vol. II. p. 511. Bookseller Inventory # 7952

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Title: Hobbledehoy. A Poem in the "Portland ...

Publisher: Portland, ME. Gould & Elwell. .

Publication Date: 1851

Binding: No Binding

Book Condition:Very Good

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