Charles Dickens and the Mid-Victorian Press, 1850-1870

Charles Dickens and the Mid-Victorian Press, 1850-1870


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781908684202
Publisher: University of Buckingham Press
Publication date: 03/01/2014
Pages: 480
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

MICHAEL SLATER is one of the world’s fore-most Dickens scholars. He has written extensively on Dickens and has edited the four-vol-ume Uniform Edition of Dickens’s Journalism. He is Emeritus Professor of English Literature at Birkbeck College, University of London.

JOHN DREW is the editor of Dickens Journals Online (DJO), launched in March 2012, as part of the Dickens Bicentenary celebrations. DJO, which attracted nationwide publicity, is a major endeavor to digitize and make available online the content of the 40-plus volumes of Household Words and All the Year Round edited by Dickens between 1850 and 1870.

BEN WINYARD is a scholar working on the Dickens Journals Online project.

Table of Contents



Foreword i

Introduction v

Map xxiii

Section 1

Household Words and the 'Community of Print' in the 1850s Joanne Shattock 1

Second Life: All the Year Round and the New Generation of British Periodicals in the 1860s Laurel Brake 11

A 'Hopeful Congeniality' between Mr Whelks and the Duchess? Household Words in a Journalistic Context Louis James 35

'Serviceable Friends': The Two Supplements to Household Words Koenraad Claes 55

Section 2

'Probing' the Workhouse in All the Year Round Laura Foster 71

Organicism and Francomania in Dicken's Journalism Ignacio Ramos Gay 81

Detecting Disease in London's Underworld: Household Words and the Campaign for Sanitary Reform Clare Horrocks 95

The Perils of Sociability: Dickens, Victorian Journalism and the Detective Police John Tulloch 107

From The Great Exhibition to the Little One's to 'China with a Flaw in It': China, Commodities and Conflict in Household Words Hannah Lewis-Bill 123

Section 3

A Defence of the Pen: The Figure of the Author Drawn by Household Words Helen Mckenzie 135

'Literary Adventures': Editorship, Non-Fiction Authorship and Anonymity Jasper Schelstraete 147

The Philip Collins Memorial Lecture 'Hunted and Harried by Pseudo-Philanthropists': Dickens, Martineau and Household Words Lain Crawford 157

The Household Words Journalist as Ethnographer: G. A. Sala's 'Phases of "Public" Life' Catherine Waters 175

Morley was alive: to begin with. The Curious Case of Dickens and his Principle Household Wordsmith Daragh Downes 185

Champagne, All the Year Round and Henry Vizetelly David Parker 201

Unfamiliar in their Mouths: The Possible Contributions of FitzJames O' Brien to Household Words Pete Orford 211

Section 4

'A Glimpse of Passing Faces': Dickens, the Streets and the Press Judith Flanders 235

Household Words and the Crimean War: Journalism, Fiction and Forms of Recuperation in Wartime Holly Furneaux 245

Our Hour: Dickens's Shifting Authorial Personae Paul Schlicke 261

The One and the Many Robert L. Patten 277

Our Island's Story: Dickens's Search for a National Identity David Paroissien 297

How the Dickens Scandal Went Viral Patrick Leary 305

Index 326

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