The Youth's Cyclopaedia; A Ready Reference Library

The Youth's Cyclopaedia; A Ready Reference Library

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1892 edition. Excerpt: ...Not long after. his father was released and Charles was sent to school once more, where he staid for three or four years. He then prepared himself for a journalist, an became a reporter on a London paper when he was twenty-two years old. He then began writing for magazines and journa s, and in 1:436 his success was made certain by the appearance of Pickwick Papers. Others 0 his works soon followed and the rest of his life was a record of one literary success after another. In 1842 Dickens visited America. His American Notes and Martin ( huzzlewit are satirical accounts of American manners and life. In 1850 he started Household Words, a weekly periodical, in which several of his works appeared as serials. In 1859 this periodical ceased to be published, but Dickens started another called All the Year Round, for which were written several other of hi novels. He died June 9,1870. Dickens always had a strong liking for the drama, and often acted in private theatricals. His real ability as an actor was shown in his public readings of selections from his works. He gave many of these readings both in-England and America, and it is said that his receipts in money from them were more than from all his novels. Perhaps more than any other English writer, Dickens put his own boyhood into his novels. David Copperfield, probably his greatest work, is said to be largely a storv of his own life, and many other of his characters he had met when a boy, in his work at the blacking factory, when viiting his father at the debtor s rison, at the Portsmouth dock, where gis father wa a navy clerk, or while he was at school. Few novelists are so universally read; probably no one so universally liked. His characters are taken from actual life, and more

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  • Paperback | 438 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 23mm | 776g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236621042
  • 9781236621047