Household Words, Volume II; September 28, 1850 – March 22, 1851

Drew, John and Buckmaster, Jonathan (2014) Household Words, Volume II; September 28, 1850 – March 22, 1851. Dickens Quarterly, 31 (4). pp. 312-333. ISSN 0742-5473


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Third in a series of articles that double as synoptic introductions to the bi-annual volumes of the phenomenally successful mid-century periodicals edited by Charles Dickens during the year of his artistc maturity, 1850-1870. These complement the new accessibility of the contents of the journals in online open access format, courtesy of the website 'Dickens Journals Online' ( The article covers in a depth not before attempted the background to the editing of the volume in terms of Dickens's personal and professional commitments 1850-51, and dedicates sub-sections to consideration of Leading Articles, Short Fiction, Poetry, Current Affairs (social & cultural; domestic politics), Science and Medicine, and a summary of the Editorial Issues encountered by Dickens and his sub-editor, William Henry Wills.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Dickens, Charles, Household Words (short story)
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN0441 Literary History
P Language and Literature > PR English literature
Divisions: School of Humanities & Social Sciences > English Literature > English Literature
Depositing User: John Drew
Date Deposited: 27 Feb 2019 11:38
Last Modified: 27 Feb 2019 11:38

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