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Charles Dickens
The Critical Heritage

Edited By

Philip Collins





ISBN 9780415568753
Published November 11, 2009 by Routledge
664 Pages

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The Critical Heritage gathers together a large body of critical sources on major figures in literature. Each volume presents contemporary responses to a writer's work, enabling students and researchers to read for themselves, for example, comments on early performances of Shakespeare's plays, or reactions to the first publication of Jane Austen's novels.
The carefully selected sources range from landmark essays in the history of criticism to journalism and contemporary opinion, and little published documentary material such as letters and diaries. Significant pieces of criticism from later periods are also included, in order to demonstrate the fluctuations in an author's reputation.
Each volume contains an introduction to the writer's published works, a selected bibliography, and an index of works, authors and subjects.
The Collected Critical Heritage set will be available as a set of 68 volumes and the series will also be available in mini sets selected by period (in slipcase boxes) and as individual volumes.

Table of Contents

Introduction; Part 1 The Early Works from Pickwick to Nickleby; Chapter 1 From an unsigned review of Sketches by Boz, Metropolitan Magazine; Chapter 2 From unsigned reviews of Pickwick Papers, Metropolitan Magazine; Chapter 3 Unsigned review of Pickwick Papers Nos. I – IX, the Athenaeum; Chapter 4 From an unsigned article, ‘Some Thoughts on Arch-Waggery, and in especial, on the Genius of “Boz” ’, Court Magazine; Chapter 5 Miss Mary Russell Mitford on Pickwick Papers; Chapter 6, John Forster; , from an unsigned review of Pickwick Papers, No. XV, Examiner; Chapter 7 W. M. Thackeray on Pickwick Papers, in The Paris Sketch Book; Chapter 8 C. S. Calverley, from ‘An Examination Paper: The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club’; Chapter 9 ‘[Arthur Locker?; ’ from ‘Charles Dickens’ Graphic; Chapter 10 From an unsigned review of Oliver Twist in the Spectator; Chapter 11 Queen Victoria, from her diaries; Chapter 12, W. M. Thackeray; , from ‘Going to see a man hanged’, Fraser’s Magazine; Chapter 13 From an unsigned article, ‘Literary Recipes’, Punch; Chapter 14, John Forster; , from an unsigned review of Nicholas Nickleby, Examiner; Chapter 15, Charles Buller; , from ‘The Works of Dickens’, London and Westminster Review; Chapter 16, Abraham Hayward?; , from an unsigned review of Pickwick Nos. I–XVII, and Sketches by Boz, in the Quarterly Review; Chapter 17, G. H. Lewes?; , from a review of Sketches, Pickwick, and Oliver Twist, in the National Magazine and Monthly Critic; Chapter 18 From an unsigned review, ‘Boz and his Nicholas Nickleby’, Spectator; Chapter 19, Thomas Henry Lister; , from a review of Sketches (1st and 2nd Series), Pickwick, Nickleby, and Oliver Twist, Edinburgh Review; Chapter 20 Unsigned notice, ‘Loose Thoughts’, Fraser’s Magazine; Chapter 21 From an unsigned review of Oliver Twist, Literary Gazette; Chapter 22, Richard Ford; , from, an unsigned review, Quarterly Review; Chapter 23 From an unsigned notice, ‘Charles Dickens and his Works,’ Fraser’s Magazine; Part 2 Master Humphrey’s Clock; Chapter 24 From unsigned reviews, Metropolitan Magazine 1840–1; Chapter 25, Thomas Hood; , from an unsigned review of Master Humphrey’s Clock, Vol. I, in the Athenaeum; Chapter 26 W. C. Macready, in his diaries and in a letter to Dickens; Chapter 27 John Ruskin on The Old Curiosity Shop; Chapter 28 Henry Crabb Robinson on Barnaby Rudge in his diaries; Chapter 29, Thomas Hood; , from a review of Barnaby Rudge, Athenaeum; Chapter 30 Edgar Allan Poe, from a review in Graham’s Magazine; Chapter 31 Dickens’s Reception in America; Chapter 32 From an unsigned article, ‘The Reception of Mr Dickens’, United States Magazine and Democratic Review; Part 3 American Notes and Pictures from Italy; Chapter 33, Samuel Warren; , from a review in Blackwood’s Magazine; Chapter 34, James Spedding; , from a review in the Edinburgh Review; Chapter 35, Cornelius C. Felton; , from a review in the North American Review; Chapter 36, John Wilson Croker; , from an unsigned review, Quarterly Review; Chapter 37 From an unsigned review of Pictures from Italy, The Times; Chapter 38 From an unsigned review, Gentleman’s Magazine; Part 4 The Christmas Books; Chapter 39 Lord Jeffrey on A Christmas Carol, in a letter to Dickens; Chapter 40, W. M. Thackeray; , from ‘A Box of Novels’, Fraser’s Magazine; Chapter 41 From a review of R. H. Horne’s A New Spirit of the Age, Westminster Review; Chapter 42 From an unsigned review of The Chimes, The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction; Chapter 43 From an unsigned review of The Chimes, The Times; Chapter 44 From an unsigned article, ‘A Christmas Garland’, The Northern Star; Chapter 45 From an unsigned review of The Chimes, Christian Remembrancer; Chapter 46, John Forster; , from a review of The Chimes, Edinburgh Review; Chapter 47 From an unsigned review of The Chimes, the Economist; Chapter 48 From an unsigned article, ‘Boz versus Dickens’, Parker’s London Magazine; Chapter 49 ‘Bon Gaultier’, Theodore Martin; , from ‘Nights in the Martello’, Tait’s Edinburgh Magazine; Chapter 50 From an unsigned review of The Cricket on the Hearth, Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal; Chapter 51 From an unsigned review of The Cricket on the Hearth, Macphail’s Edinburgh Ecclesiastical Journal; Chapter 52 From an unsigned review of The Battle of Life, Tait’s Edinburgh Magazine; Chapter 53, Coventry Patmore?; , from a review, ‘Popular Serial Fiction’, North British Review; Chapter 54 From an unsigned review of The Haunted Man, Macphail’s Edinburgh Ecclesiastical Journal; Part 5 Martin Chuzzlewit; Chapter 55, John Forster; , from an unsigned review, Examiner; Chapter 56, Thomas Cleghorn?; , from ‘Writings of Charles Dickens’, North British Review; Chapter 57 From an unsigned article, National Review; Chapter 58 R. H. Horne, from his The New Spirit of the Age; Chapter 59 Thomas Carlyle on Dickens; Chapter 60 William Howitt, from ‘Charles Dickens’, The People’s Journal; Chapter 61, W. E. Aytoun; , from ‘Advice to an Intending Serialist’, Blackwood’s Magazine; Part 6 Dombey and Son; Chapter 62 From an unsigned review of No. I, the Economist; Chapter 63 Lord Jeffrey, from letters to Dickens; Chapter 64 Edward Fitzgerald, in a letter to Thackeray January; Chapter 65 From an unsigned article, ‘Inquest on the late Master Paul Dombey’, The Man in the Moon; Chapter 66 From a review (signed ‘H’) of Nos. I–VI, Westminster Review; Chapter 67, Charles Kent; , from a review in the Sun; Chapter 68, John Eagles; , from ‘A Few Words about Novels—a Dialogue’, Blackwood’s Magazine; Chapter 69, John Forster; , from an unsigned review, Examiner; Chapter 70 Harriet Martineau on Dickens; Chapter 71, Edwin P. Whipple; , from ‘Novels and Novelists: Charles Dickens’, North American Review; Part 7 David Copperfield; Chapter 72 From an unsigned article, ‘Charles Dickens and David Copperfield’, Fraser’s Magazine; Chapter 73, David Masson; , from ‘Pendennis and Copperfield: Thackeray and Dickens’, North British Review; Chapter 74 Thackeray, in a letter to David Masson.; Chapter 75 Samuel Phillips, from ‘David Copperfield and Arthur Pendennis’, The Times; Chapter 76 From an unsigned review, ‘David Copperfield and Pendennis’, Prospective Review; Chapter 77 Matthew Arnold, from ‘The Incompatibles’, Nineteenth Century; Chapter 78 From Thomas Powell, Pictures of the Living Authors of Britain; Part 8 Bleak House; Chapter 79 Henry Crabb Robinson, in his diaries; Chapter 80 G. H. Lewes, from an open letter in the Leader; Chapter 81, Henry Fothergill Chorley; , from a review in the Athenaeum; Chapter 82 From an unsigned review, Illustrated London News; Chapter 83 George Brimley, from an unsigned review, Spectator; Chapter 84 Unsigned review, Bentley’s Miscellany; Chapter 85, John Forster; , from an unsigned review, Examiner; Chapter 86, James Augustine Stothert; , from ‘Living Novelists’, The Rambler; Chapter 87 John Stuart Mill, from a letter to Harriet Taylor; Chapter 88 Ruskin on the mortality rate: from ‘Fiction, Fair and Foul’, Nineteenth Century; Part 9 Hard Times; Chapter 89, John Forster; , from an unsigned review, the Examiner; Chapter 90, Richard Simpson; , from a review in The Rambler; Chapter 91 From an unsigned review, Westminster Review; Chapter 92 From ‘Hard Times (Refinished)’, Our Miscellany; Chapter 93 John Ruskin, in Unto this Last, Cornhill Magazine; Chapter 94 Edwin P. Whipple, from an essay on Hard Times, in the Atlantic Monthly; Chapter 95 Anthony Trollope on Dickens 1855, 1870, 1875–6; Chapter 96 Mrs Oliphant, from ‘Charles Dickens’, Blackwood’s Magazine; Chapter 97 Hippolyte Taine, from his ‘Charles Dickens: son talent et ses œuvres,’ Revue des deux Mondes; Chapter 98, George Eliot; , from ‘The Natural History of German Life’, Westminster Review; Chapter 99, James Fitzjames Stephen; , from ‘Mr Dickens as a Politician’, Saturday Review; Chapter 100, William Forsyth; , from ‘Literary Style,’ Fraser’s Magazine; Chapter 101 W. M. Thackeray, from his ‘Charity and Humour’; Part 10 Little Dorrit; Chapter 102, E. B. Hamley; , from ‘Remonstrance with Dickens’, Blackwood’s Magazine; Chapter 103 From an unsigned review, the Leader.; Chapter 104, James Fitzjames Stephen; , from ‘The Licence of Modern Novelists’, Edinburgh Review; Chapter 105 Matthew Davenport Hill on Stephen’s review; Chapter 106 John Hollingshead, from ‘Mr Dickens and his Critics’, The Train; Chapter 107 John Cordy Jeaffreson, from his Novels and Novelists, from Elizabeth to Victoria; Chapter 108 From an unsigned review of the Library Edition of the Works, Saturday Review; Chapter 109 Francis Jacox attacks the Saturday Review, New Monthly Magazine; Chapter 110, Walter Bagehot; , from ‘Charles Dickens’, National Review; Part 11 The Weekly Periodicals; Chapter 111, Samuel Lucas; , from a review of The Perils of Certain English Prisoners, The Times; Chapter 112 From an unsigned review of A House to Let, Saturday Review; Chapter 113, James Fitzjames Stephen?; , from an unsigned review of The Uncommercial Traveller, Saturday Review; Chapter 114 From an unsigned review of Mrs Lirriper’s Lodgings, Saturday Review; Chapter 115, E. S. Dallas; , from a review of Doctor Marigold’s Prescriptions, The Times; Chapter 116 From an unsigned review of Doctor Marigold’s Prescriptions, Saturday Review; Chapter 117, Charles Kent; , from an unsigned review of Mugby Junction, Sun; Part 12 A Tale of Two Cities; Chapter 118 Dickens on A Tale of Two Cities; Chapter 119, John Forster; , from an unsigned review, Examiner; Part 13 Great Expectations; Chapter 120, Edwin P. Whipple; , from a review, Atlantic Monthly; Chapter 121, E. S. Dallas; , from an unsigned review, The Times; Chapter 122 From an unsigned review, Dublin University Magazine; Chapter 123, John Moore Capes and J. E. E. D. Acton; , from a review in the Rambler; Chapter 124, Mrs Margaret Oliphant; , from ‘Sensational Novels’, Blackwood’s Magazine; Chapter 125 John Ruskin on Dickens; Chapter 126, Justin McCarthy; , from ‘Modern Novelists: Charles Dickens’, Westminster Review; Part 14 Our Mutual Friend; Chapter 127 From an unsigned review, London Review; Chapter 128 From an unsigned review, ‘Mr Dickens’s Romance of a Dust-heap’, Eclectic and Congregational Review; Chapter 129 From an unsigned review, Saturday Review; Chapter 130, E. S. Dallas; , from an unsigned review, The Times; Chapter 131, Henry James; , review in The Nation (New York); Chapter 132 From an unsigned review, Westminster Review; Chapter 133 James Hannay, from his Course of English Literature; Chapter 134, Edwin P. Whipple; , from ‘The Genius of Dickens’, Atlantic Monthly; Chapter 135 George Augustus Sala, from ‘On the “Sensational” in Literature and Art’, Belgravia; Chapter 136 ‘Mr Dickens’s Moral Services to Literature’, Spectator; Chapter 137 George Stott, from ‘Charles Dickens’, Contemporary Review; Part 15 Obituary Tributes, 1870; Chapter 138 Unsigned article, ‘The Death of Mr Charles Dickens’, Daily News; Chapter 139 Thomas Chenery, leading article in The Times; Chapter 140 From an unsigned article, ‘The Death of Mr Dickens’, Saturday Review; Chapter 141 From an unsigned leading-article, Sunday Times; Chapter 142 Unsigned notice, ‘Charles Dickens’, British Medical Journal; Chapter 143 From an unsigned article, ‘The late Charles Dickens’, Illustrated London News; Chapter 144, R. H. Hutton; , from ‘The Genius of Dickens’, the Spectator; Chapter 145 A. P. Stanley, from a sermon in Westminster Abbey; Chapter 146 From an unsigned notice, ‘Charles Dickens’, Fraser’s Magazine; Chapter 147 Arthur Helps, from ‘In Memoriam’, Macmillan’s Magazine; Chapter 148 Alfred Austin, ‘Charles Dickens’, Temple Bar; Chapter 149 A. W. Ward, from Charles Dickens: a Lecture; Part 16 Edwin Drood; Chapter 150 From an unsigned review, Saturday Review; Chapter 151 ‘H. Lawrenny’, Edith Simcox; , from a review in the Academy; Chapter 152 An unsigned review in the Spectator; Chapter 153 From an unsigned article, ‘Two English Novelists: Dickens and Thackeray’, Dublin Review; Chapter 154 From an unsigned article, ‘Dickens’, London Quarterly Review; Chapter 155, Mrs Oliphant; , from ‘Charles Dickens’, Blackwood’s Magazine; Part 17 Forster’s Life of Dickens; Chapter 156 Thomas Carlyle on the Life; Chapter 157 Lord Shaftesbury on Dickens; Chapter 158 G. H. Lewes, from a review of Vol. I of Forster’s Life, Fortnightly Review; Chapter 159 Robert Buchanan, ‘The “Good Genie” of Fiction: Thoughts while reading Forster’s Life of Charles Dickens’, St Paul’s Magazine; Chapter 160, William Dean Howells; , from an unsigned review of Vol. II, Atlantic Monthly; Chapter 161 From an unsigned review, Temple Bar; Chapter 162, R. H. Hutton; , from a review of Vol. III of Forster’s Life, the Spectator; Chapter 163 Wilkie Collins, marginalia in the Life; Part 18 The Letters of Charles Dickens; Chapter 164 From an unsigned review, Spectator; Chapter 165 ‘Matthew Browne’, W. B. Rands; , from a review in Contemporary Review; Chapter 166 From an unsigned review, Dublin Review; Chapter 167 Mowbray Morris, from ‘Charles Dickens’, Fortnightly Review; Chapter 168 Henry James on Dickens: ‘no other debt in our time has been piled so high’;

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Philip Collins