The Life of Charles Dickens, Vol. I-III, Complete
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The Life of Charles Dickens, Vol. I-III, Complete

By John Forster
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  • THE LIFE
    • OF
    • THE LIFE
      • OF
    • OF
  • CHARLES DICKENS
    • BY
    • JOHN FORSTER.
      • THREE VOLUMES IN TWO.
    • THREE VOLUMES IN TWO.
    • VOL. I.
    • THE LIFE
      • OF
    • OF
  • CHARLES DICKENS
    • BY
      • JOHN FORSTER. VOL. I. 1812-1842.
    • JOHN FORSTER. VOL. I. 1812-1842.
    • NOTE TO THE PRESENT EDITION.
    • TABLE OF CONTENTS.
    • THE LIFE
      • OF
    • OF
    • CHARLES DICKENS.
    • CHAPTER I.
      • CHILDHOOD
      • 1812-1822.
    • CHILDHOOD
    • 1812-1822.
    • CHAPTER II.
      • HARD EXPERIENCES IN BOYHOOD.
      • 1822-1824.
    • HARD EXPERIENCES IN BOYHOOD.
    • 1822-1824.
    • CHAPTER III.
      • SCHOOL-DAYS AND START IN LIFE.
      • 1824-1830.
    • SCHOOL-DAYS AND START IN LIFE.
    • 1824-1830.
    • CHAPTER IV.
      • REPORTERS' GALLERY AND NEWSPAPER LITERATURE.
      • 1831-1835.
    • REPORTERS' GALLERY AND NEWSPAPER LITERATURE.
    • 1831-1835.
    • CHAPTER V.
      • FIRST BOOK, AND ORIGIN OF PICKWICK.
      • 1836.
    • FIRST BOOK, AND ORIGIN OF PICKWICK.
    • 1836.
    • CHAPTER VI.
      • WRITING THE PICKWICK PAPERS.
      • 1837.
    • WRITING THE PICKWICK PAPERS.
    • 1837.
    • CHAPTER VII.
      • BETWEEN PICKWICK AND NICKLEBY.
      • 1837-1838.
    • BETWEEN PICKWICK AND NICKLEBY.
    • 1837-1838.
    • CHAPTER VIII.
      • OLIVER TWIST.
      • 1838.
    • OLIVER TWIST.
    • 1838.
    • CHAPTER IX.
      • NICHOLAS NICKLEBY.
      • 1838-1839.
    • NICHOLAS NICKLEBY.
    • 1838-1839.
    • CHAPTER X.
      • DURING AND AFTER NICKLEBY.
      • 1838-1839.
    • DURING AND AFTER NICKLEBY.
    • 1838-1839.
    • CHAPTER XI.
      • NEW LITERARY PROJECT.
      • 1839.
    • NEW LITERARY PROJECT.
    • 1839.
    • CHAPTER XII.
      • THE OLD CURIOSITY SHOP.
      • 1840-1841.
    • THE OLD CURIOSITY SHOP.
    • 1840-1841.
    • CHAPTER XIII.
      • DEVONSHIRE TERRACE AND BROADSTAIRS.
      • 1840.
    • DEVONSHIRE TERRACE AND BROADSTAIRS.
    • 1840.
    • CHAPTER XIV.
      • BARNABY RUDGE.
      • 1841.
    • BARNABY RUDGE.
    • 1841.
    • CHAPTER XV.
      • PUBLIC DINNER IN EDINBURGH.
      • 1841.
    • PUBLIC DINNER IN EDINBURGH.
    • 1841.
    • CHAPTER XVI.
      • ADVENTURES IN THE HIGHLANDS.
      • 1841.
    • ADVENTURES IN THE HIGHLANDS.
    • 1841.
    • CHAPTER XVII.
      • AGAIN AT BROADSTAIRS.
      • 1841.
    • AGAIN AT BROADSTAIRS.
    • 1841.
    • CHAPTER XVIII.
      • EVE OF THE VISIT TO AMERICA.
      • 1841.
    • EVE OF THE VISIT TO AMERICA.
    • 1841.
    • CHAPTER XIX.
      • FIRST IMPRESSIONS OF AMERICA.
      • 1842.
    • FIRST IMPRESSIONS OF AMERICA.
    • 1842.
    • CHAPTER XX.
      • SECOND IMPRESSIONS OF AMERICA.
      • 1842.
    • SECOND IMPRESSIONS OF AMERICA.
    • 1842.
    • CHAPTER XXI.
      • PHILADELPHIA, WASHINGTON, AND THE SOUTH.
      • 1842.
    • PHILADELPHIA, WASHINGTON, AND THE SOUTH.
    • 1842.
    • CHAPTER XXII.
      • CANAL-BOAT JOURNEYS: BOUND FAR WEST.
      • 1842.
    • CANAL-BOAT JOURNEYS: BOUND FAR WEST.
    • 1842.
    • CHAPTER XXIII.
      • THE FAR WEST: TO NIAGARA FALLS.
      • 1842.
    • THE FAR WEST: TO NIAGARA FALLS.
    • 1842.
    • CHAPTER XXIV.
      • NIAGARA AND MONTREAL.
      • 1842.
    • NIAGARA AND MONTREAL.
    • 1842.
    • THE LIFE
      • OF
    • OF
    • THE LIFE
      • OF
    • OF
  • CHARLES DICKENS
    • BY
    • JOHN FORSTER.
    • VOL. I. 1842-1852.
    • CORRECTIONS MADE IN THE LATER EDITIONS OF THE FIRST VOLUME.
    • ILLUSTRATIONS.
    • TABLE OF CONTENTS.
    • THE LIFE
      • OF
    • OF
    • CHARLES DICKENS.
    • CHAPTER I.
      • AMERICAN NOTES.
      • 1842.
    • AMERICAN NOTES.
    • 1842.
    • CHAPTER II.
      • FIRST YEAR OF MARTIN CHUZZLEWIT.
      • 1843.
    • FIRST YEAR OF MARTIN CHUZZLEWIT.
    • 1843.
    • CHAPTER III.
      • CHUZZLEWIT DISAPPOINTMENTS AND CHRISTMAS CAROL.
      • 1843-1844.
    • CHUZZLEWIT DISAPPOINTMENTS AND CHRISTMAS CAROL.
    • 1843-1844.
    • CHAPTER IV.
      • YEAR OF DEPARTURE FOR ITALY.
      • 1844.
    • YEAR OF DEPARTURE FOR ITALY.
    • 1844.
    • CHAPTER V.
      • IDLENESS AT ALBARO: VILLA BAGNERELLO.
      • 1844.
    • IDLENESS AT ALBARO: VILLA BAGNERELLO.
    • 1844.
    • CHAPTER VI.
      • WORK IN GENOA: PALAZZO PESCHIERE.
      • 1844.
    • WORK IN GENOA: PALAZZO PESCHIERE.
    • 1844.
    • CHAPTER VII.
      • ITALIAN TRAVEL.
      • 1844.
    • ITALIAN TRAVEL.
    • 1844.
    • CHAPTER VIII.
      • LAST MONTHS IN ITALY.
      • 1845.
    • LAST MONTHS IN ITALY.
    • 1845.
    • CHAPTER IX.
      • AGAIN IN ENGLAND. 1845-1846.
    • AGAIN IN ENGLAND. 1845-1846.
    • CHAPTER X.
      • A HOME IN SWITZERLAND.
      • 1846.
    • A HOME IN SWITZERLAND.
    • 1846.
    • CHAPTER XI.
      • SWISS PEOPLE AND SCENERY.
      • 1846.
    • SWISS PEOPLE AND SCENERY.
    • 1846.
    • CHAPTER XII.
      • SKETCHES CHIEFLY PERSONAL.
      • 1846.
    • SKETCHES CHIEFLY PERSONAL.
    • 1846.
    • CHAPTER XIII.
      • LITERARY LABOUR AT LAUSANNE.
      • 1846.
    • LITERARY LABOUR AT LAUSANNE.
    • 1846.
    • CHAPTER XIV.
      • REVOLUTION AT GENEVA, CHRISTMAS BOOK, AND LAST DAYS IN SWITZERLAND.
      • 1846.
    • REVOLUTION AT GENEVA, CHRISTMAS BOOK, AND LAST DAYS IN SWITZERLAND.
    • 1846.
    • CHAPTER XV.
      • THREE MONTHS IN PARIS.
      • 1846-1847.
    • THREE MONTHS IN PARIS.
    • 1846-1847.
    • THE LIFE
      • OF
    • OF
  • CHARLES DICKENS
    • BY
    • JOHN FORSTER.
      • THREE VOLUMES IN TWO.
    • THREE VOLUMES IN TWO.
    • VOL. II.
    • CHAPTER XVI.
      • DOMBEY AND SON.
      • 1846-1848.
    • DOMBEY AND SON.
    • 1846-1848.
    • CHAPTER XVII.
      • SPLENDID STROLLING.
      • 1847-1852.
    • SPLENDID STROLLING.
    • 1847-1852.
    • CHAPTER XVIII.
      • SEASIDE HOLIDAYS.
      • 1848-1851.
    • SEASIDE HOLIDAYS.
    • 1848-1851.
    • CHAPTER XIX.
      • HAUNTED MAN AND HOUSEHOLD WORDS.
      • 1848-1850.
    • HAUNTED MAN AND HOUSEHOLD WORDS.
    • 1848-1850.
    • CHAPTER XX.
      • LAST YEARS IN DEVONSHIRE TERRACE.
      • 1848-1851.
    • LAST YEARS IN DEVONSHIRE TERRACE.
    • 1848-1851.
  • THE LIFE
    • OF
  • THE LIFE
    • OF
  • CHARLES DICKENS
    • BY
    • JOHN FORSTER.
      • VOL. III. 1852-1870.
    • VOL. III. 1852-1870.
    • ILLUSTRATIONS.
    • TABLE OF CONTENTS.
    • THE LIFE
      • OF
      • CHARLES DICKENS.
    • OF
    • CHARLES DICKENS.
    • CHAPTER I.
      • DAVID COPPERFIELD AND BLEAK HOUSE.
      • 1850-1853.
    • DAVID COPPERFIELD AND BLEAK HOUSE.
    • 1850-1853.
    • CHAPTER II.
      • HOME INCIDENTS AND HARD TIMES.
      • 1853-1854-1855.
    • HOME INCIDENTS AND HARD TIMES.
    • 1853-1854-1855.
    • CHAPTER III.
      • SWITZERLAND AND ITALY REVISITED.
      • 1853.
    • SWITZERLAND AND ITALY REVISITED.
    • 1853.
    • CHAPTER IV.
      • THREE SUMMERS AT BOULOGNE.
      • 1853, 1854, and 1856.
    • THREE SUMMERS AT BOULOGNE.
    • 1853, 1854, and 1856.
    • CHAPTER V.
      • RESIDENCE IN PARIS.
      • 1855-1856.
    • RESIDENCE IN PARIS.
    • 1855-1856.
    • CHAPTER VI.
      • LITTLE DORRIT, AND A LAZY TOUR.
      • 1855-1857.
    • LITTLE DORRIT, AND A LAZY TOUR.
    • 1855-1857.
    • CHAPTER VII.
      • WHAT HAPPENED AT THIS TIME.
      • 1857-1858.
    • WHAT HAPPENED AT THIS TIME.
    • 1857-1858.
    • CHAPTER VIII.
      • GADSHILL PLACE.
      • 1856-1870.
    • GADSHILL PLACE.
    • 1856-1870.
    • CHAPTER IX.
      • FIRST PAID READINGS.
      • 1858-1859.
    • FIRST PAID READINGS.
    • 1858-1859.
    • CHAPTER X.
      • ALL THE YEAR ROUND AND THE UNCOMMERCIAL TRAVELLER.
      • 1859-1861.
    • ALL THE YEAR ROUND AND THE UNCOMMERCIAL TRAVELLER.
    • 1859-1861.
    • CHAPTER XI.
      • SECOND SERIES OF READINGS.
      • 1861-1863.
    • SECOND SERIES OF READINGS.
    • 1861-1863.
    • CHAPTER XII.
      • HINTS FOR BOOKS WRITTEN AND UNWRITTEN.
      • 1855-1865.
    • HINTS FOR BOOKS WRITTEN AND UNWRITTEN.
    • 1855-1865.
    • CHAPTER XIII.
      • THIRD SERIES OF READINGS.
      • 1864-1867.
    • THIRD SERIES OF READINGS.
    • 1864-1867.
    • CHAPTER XIV.
      • DICKENS AS A NOVELIST.
      • 1836-1870.
    • DICKENS AS A NOVELIST.
    • 1836-1870.
    • CHAPTER XV.
      • AMERICA REVISITED: NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER 1867.
      • 1867.
    • AMERICA REVISITED: NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER 1867.
    • 1867.
    • CHAPTER XVI.
      • AMERICA REVISITED: JANUARY TO APRIL 1868.
      • 1868.
    • AMERICA REVISITED: JANUARY TO APRIL 1868.
    • 1868.
    • CHAPTER XVII.
      • LAST READINGS.
      • 1868-1870.
    • LAST READINGS.
    • 1868-1870.
    • CHAPTER XVIII.
      • LAST BOOK.
      • 1869-1870.
    • LAST BOOK.
    • 1869-1870.
    • CHAPTER XIX.
      • PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS.
      • 1836-1870.
    • PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS.
    • 1836-1870.
    • CHAPTER XX.
      • THE END.
      • 1869-1870.
    • THE END.
    • 1869-1870.
    • APPENDIX.
    • I.
      • THE WRITINGS OF CHARLES DICKENS.
      • 1835.
      • 1836.
      • 1837.
      • 1838.
      • 1839.
      • 1840.
      • 1840-1841.
      • I. Old Curiosity Shop (1840).
      • II. Barnaby Rudge (1841).
      • 1841.
      • 1842.
      • 1843.
      • 1844.
      • 1845.
      • 1846.
      • 1847.
      • 1848.
      • 1849.
      • 1850.
      • 1851.
      • 1852.
      • 1853.
      • 1854.
      • 1855.
      • 1856.
      • 1857.
      • 1858.
      • 1859.
      • 1860.
      • 1861.
      • 1862.
      • 1863.
      • 1864.
      • 1865.
      • 1866.
      • 1867.
      • 1868.
      • 1870.
    • THE WRITINGS OF CHARLES DICKENS.
    • 1835.
    • 1836.
    • 1837.
    • 1838.
    • 1839.
    • 1840.
    • 1840-1841.
    • I. Old Curiosity Shop (1840).
    • II. Barnaby Rudge (1841).
    • 1841.
    • 1842.
    • 1843.
    • 1844.
    • 1845.
    • 1846.
    • 1847.
    • 1848.
    • 1849.
    • 1850.
    • 1851.
    • 1852.
    • 1853.
    • 1854.
    • 1855.
    • 1856.
    • 1857.
    • 1858.
    • 1859.
    • 1860.
    • 1861.
    • 1862.
    • 1863.
    • 1864.
    • 1865.
    • 1866.
    • 1867.
    • 1868.
    • 1870.
    • II.
      • THE WILL OF CHARLES DICKENS.
    • THE WILL OF CHARLES DICKENS.
    • III.
      • CORRECTIONS MADE IN THE LATER EDITIONS OF THE SECOND VOLUME.
    • CORRECTIONS MADE IN THE LATER EDITIONS OF THE SECOND VOLUME.
    • INDEX.
      • FOOTNOTES:
      • Transcriber's Notes:
    • FOOTNOTES:
    • Transcriber's Notes:
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