Item #51397 SAMMELBAND Of LATE 19TH C. DICKENS COMMENTARY & CRITICISM. Charles. 1812 - 1870 Dickens.
SAMMELBAND Of LATE 19TH C. DICKENS COMMENTARY & CRITICISM.

SAMMELBAND Of LATE 19TH C. DICKENS COMMENTARY & CRITICISM.

[divers places]: 1858 - 1880. 1st printings. 10 extracted articles on Dickens, bound together in this volume. Divers paginations. Article sources provided in ink, by a period hand, at top of first page. 5th article with period marginalia. Newpaper clipping laid-in, dated July 21, 1918, which includes commentary on Martin Chuzzlewit. 8vo. 8-7/8" x 5-5/8". Period red half-sheep binding with pebbled red cloth boards. Blue marbled eps. General wear with rubs to extremities. Front joint rubbed. Bookplate of "George Pitt". A VG volume. Item #51397

Contents include:

1. The Pickwick Papers. Signed "W. S." Belgravia, July 1870. Pp. [32] - 36.
2. Art IX - Charles Dickens. "The Cheap Edition". Nat'l Review, Oct 1858. Pp. 457 - 486.
3. Charles Dickens Use of the Bible. Temple Bar, Sept 1869. Pp. 225 - 234.
4. Charles Dickens as Dramatist & Poet. Percy Fitzgerald. Gentleman's Magazine, Jan 1878. Pp. 61 - 77.
5. Mr Dickens's Amateur Theatricals, A Reminiscence. MacMillan's Magazine, Jan 1871. Pp. 206 - 215.
6. Forster's Life of Dickens. Quarterly Review, Jan 1872. Pp. 125 - 147.
7. Bulwer and Dickens, A Contrast. Temple Bar, Jan 1875. Pp. 168 - 180.
8. Art VII - Charles Dickens. [review of 5 publications]. Temple Bar, Jan 1875. Pp. 125 - 146.
9. Art VI - Letters of Charles Dickens. Dublin Review, April 1880. Pp. 409 - 438.
10. Charles Dickens on Bells. George Delamere Cowan. Temple Bar, (n. d.). Pp. 380 - 387.

I found the 2nd article quite interesting, for the author concedes Dickens' early literary genius, but seemingly calls into question Dickens status as a gentleman, with such negatively impacting his later writings... "There has been much controversy about Mr Dickens's taste. A great many cultivated people will scarcely concede that has has any taste at all.... Nor has Mr Dickens the gentlemanly instinct ..." [p. 483].

Price: $175.00

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