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Why?

1/3/1856

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Author Charles Dickens
Genres Prose: Essay i
Prose: Leading Article i
Subjects Great Britain—Social Life and Customs
National Characteristics; Nationalism
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This article is a classic example of the kind known today, thanks to Private Eye, as a 'Why, Oh, Why?' piece, in other words, the sort of column written by a journalist who, having no particular topic on hand but needing to fill his column, proceeds to a semi-humorous listing of apparently foolish or meaningless things in contemporary everyday life that exasperate him or her.

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Author Charles Dickens
Genres Prose: Essay i
Prose: Leading Article i
Subjects Great Britain—Politics and Government
Great Britain—Social Life and Customs
Social classes; Class distinctions; Aristocracy (Social Class); Aristocracy (Social Class)—Fiction; Middle Class; Working Class; Servants;
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Sending the following piece to Wills on 20 April, Dickens described it as 'a capital paper, with an odd and novel idea in it', and asked Wills to alter the number 'so as to make it the first article; or some of the points of which it treats, will get out of date' (Pilgrim, Vol. VIII, p. 93).

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Railway Dreaming

10/5/1856

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Author Charles Dickens
Genres Prose: Leading Article i
Prose: Travel-writing i
Subjects Dreams; Visions; Sleep
France—Description and Travel
France—Politics and Government
France—Social Life and Customs
Railroads
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Dickens had not intended writing anything else for HW quite so soon after the previous article but he was, he wrote to Wills from Paris on 24 April, 'so very much disheartened' by the 26 April number of the journal ('a mere hash-up of most indifferent magazine papers at chance-medley [i.e. collected together in a random fashion]') that he determined to 'go to work again' and write another article for the issue to follow the one in which 'proposals' appeared (see Pilgrim, Vol. VIII, p. 98).

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Author Charles Dickens
Genres Prose: Leading Article i
Prose: Report i
Subjects Character; Character Sketches; Caricature
Crime; Criminals; Punishment; Capital Punishment; Prisons; Penal Transportation; Penal Colonies
Law; Lawyers; Justice; Courts; Trials
Psychology; Psychiatry; Mental Health; Mind-Body Relations (Metaphysics)
Violence; Torture; Violence in Literature; Violence—Moral and Ethical Aspects; Violence—Psychological Aspects
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The great sensation of the early summer of 1856 was the twelve-day trial at the Old Bailey of William Palmer, a Member of the Royal College of Surgeons, for poisoning John Cook, a racing chum with whom Palmer was financially involved.

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Out of the Season

28/6/1856

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Author Charles Dickens
Genres Prose: Leading Article i
Prose: Travel-writing i
Subjects Great Britain—Description and Travel
Popular Culture; Amusements
Theatre; Performing Arts; Performing; Dance; Playwriting; Circus
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Returning home to London ahead of the rest of the family, after their sojourn in Paris, Dickens stopped for three days (29 April-2 May) at the Ship Hotel in Dover, perhaps intending to make a start on the eighth monthly number of Little Dorrit.

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Author Charles Dickens
Genres Prose: Essay i
Prose: Leading Article i
Subjects Bureaucracy; Civil Service
Great Britain—Politics and Government
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For the satirical device used in this article Dickens returns to the first idea he had had for the title of Little Dorrit, 'Nobody's Fault', and an idea for a leading character that he had, a man who 'should bring about all the mischief in [the story], lay it all on Providence, and say at every fresh calamity, "Well, it's a mercy, however, nobody was to blame, you know!"' (Forster, Book 8, Ch. 1).

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The Murdered Person

11/10/1856

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Author Charles Dickens
Genres Prose: Essay i
Prose: Leading Article i
Subjects Crime; Criminals; Punishment; Capital Punishment; Prisons; Penal Transportation; Penal Colonies
Ethics; Morals; Moral Development; Moral Education; Philosophy; Values
Law; Lawyers; Justice; Courts; Trials
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William Dove of Leeds was found guilty at the York Assizes on 21 July 1856 of murdering his wife by strychnine poisoning.

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Author Charles Dickens
Genre Prose: Occasional (Christmas Story; article in Christmas or New Year Number, &c) i
Subjects Children; Childhood; Pregnancy; Childbirth; Child Rearing; Adoption; Child Labor
Death; Grief; Mourning; Mourning Customs in Literature; Funeral Rites and Ceremonies; Life Cycle, Human; Old Age; Mortality
Ships; Boats; Shipwrecks; Salvage; Merchant Marine; Sailors; Sailing; Submarines (Ships)
Weather; Meteorology; Climate; Seasons
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Author Charles Dickens
Genres Prose: Autobiography; Biography; Memoirs; Obituary; Anecdotes i
Prose: Leading Article i
Subject Law; Lawyers; Justice; Courts; Trials
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Hard Times [i]

1/4/1854

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Author Charles Dickens
Genres Prose: Leading Article i
Prose: Serial Fiction i
Subjects Education—Great Britain; Universities and Colleges; Schools
Great Britain—Social Conditions—Nineteenth Century
Popular Culture; Amusements
Work; Work and Family; Occupations; Professions; Wages
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Hard Times [ii]

8/4/1854

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Author Charles Dickens
Genres Prose: Leading Article i
Prose: Serial Fiction i
Subjects Children; Childhood; Pregnancy; Childbirth; Child Rearing; Adoption; Child Labor
Family Life; Families; Domestic Relations; Sibling Relations; Kinship; Home;
Great Britain—Description and Travel
Great Britain—Social Conditions—Nineteenth Century
Popular Culture; Amusements
Urbanization; Urban Life and Landscapes
Work; Work and Family; Occupations; Professions; Wages
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Hard Times [iii]

15/4/1854

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Author Charles Dickens
Genres Prose: Leading Article i
Prose: Serial Fiction i
Subjects Children; Childhood; Pregnancy; Childbirth; Child Rearing; Adoption; Child Labor
Education—Great Britain; Universities and Colleges; Schools
Family Life; Families; Domestic Relations; Sibling Relations; Kinship; Home;
Popular Culture; Amusements
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Hard Times [iv]

22/4/1854

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Author Charles Dickens
Genres Prose: Leading Article i
Prose: Serial Fiction i
Subjects Education—Great Britain; Universities and Colleges; Schools
Family Life; Families; Domestic Relations; Sibling Relations; Kinship; Home;
Popular Culture; Amusements
Urbanization; Urban Life and Landscapes
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Hard Times [v]

29/4/1854

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Author Charles Dickens
Genres Prose: Leading Article i
Prose: Serial Fiction i
Subjects Economics
Education—Great Britain; Universities and Colleges; Schools
Ethics; Morals; Moral Development; Moral Education; Philosophy; Values
Family Life; Families; Domestic Relations; Sibling Relations; Kinship; Home;
Food; Cooking; Gastronomy; Alcohol; Bars (Drinking Establishments); Restaurants; Dinners and Dining
Great Britain—Social Conditions—Nineteenth Century
Temperance; Alcoholism
Work; Work and Family; Occupations; Professions; Wages
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Hard Times [vi]

6/5/1854

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Author Charles Dickens
Genres Prose: Leading Article i
Prose: Serial Fiction i
Subjects Associations; Institutions; Clubs; Labor Unions
Gender Identity; Women; Men; Femininity; Masculinity
Great Britain—Social Conditions—Nineteenth Century
Manufacturing processes; Manufacturing; Factories; Factory Management; Industrial Waste
Poverty; Poor Laws—Great Britain; Workhouses—Great Britain
Urbanization; Urban Life and Landscapes
Work; Work and Family; Occupations; Professions; Wages
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Hard Times [vii]

13/5/1854

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Author Charles Dickens
Genres Prose: Leading Article i
Prose: Serial Fiction i
Subjects Food; Cooking; Gastronomy; Alcohol; Bars (Drinking Establishments); Restaurants; Dinners and Dining
Friendship
Marriage; Courtship; Love; Sex
Medical care; Nursing; Hospitals; Hospital Care; Surgery; Medicine; Physicians
Temperance; Alcoholism
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Hard Times [viii]

20/5/1854

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Author Charles Dickens
Genres Prose: Leading Article i
Prose: Serial Fiction i
Subjects Children; Childhood; Pregnancy; Childbirth; Child Rearing; Adoption; Child Labor
Family Life; Families; Domestic Relations; Sibling Relations; Kinship; Home;
Gender Identity; Women; Men; Femininity; Masculinity
Marriage; Courtship; Love; Sex
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Hard Times [ix]

27/5/1854

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Author Charles Dickens
Genres Prose: Leading Article i
Prose: Serial Fiction i
Subjects Money; Finance; Banking; Investments; Taxation; Insurance; Debt; Inheritance and Succession
Work; Work and Family; Occupations; Professions; Wages
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Hard Times [x]

3/6/1854

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Author Charles Dickens
Genres Prose: Leading Article i
Prose: Serial Fiction i
Subjects Family Life; Families; Domestic Relations; Sibling Relations; Kinship; Home;
Great Britain—Politics and Government
Work; Work and Family; Occupations; Professions; Wages
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Hard Times [xi]

10/6/1854

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Author Charles Dickens
Genres Prose: Leading Article i
Prose: Serial Fiction i
Subjects Associations; Institutions; Clubs; Labor Unions
Economics
Great Britain—Politics and Government
Great Britain—Social Conditions—Nineteenth Century
Social classes; Class distinctions; Aristocracy (Social Class); Aristocracy (Social Class)—Fiction; Middle Class; Working Class; Servants;
Work; Work and Family; Occupations; Professions; Wages
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