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Author Charles Dickens
Genres Cross-genre i
Prose: Essay i
Prose: Leading Article i
Prose: Sketch i
Subjects Charity; Philanthropists; Philanthropists—Fiction; Benevolence
Ethics; Morals; Moral Development; Moral Education; Philosophy; Values
Money; Finance; Banking; Investments; Taxation; Insurance; Debt; Inheritance and Succession
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From his rise to fame with The Pickwick Papers, Dickens was plagued by begging-letter writers. Forster comments (Book 2, Ch. 8) that there is not 'a particle of exaggeration' in Dickens's description of his victimisation here, but adds, 'for much of what he suffered he was himself responsible, by giving so largely, as at first he did, to almost everyone who applied to him'. Among the most persistent of these corresponding beggars was an old school-friend Daniel Tobin, who became 'an intolerable nuisance' (Forster, Book 1, Ch. 3), and he it was who finally made the bizarre request for a donkey, described here by Dickens. In the paragraph immediately following this Dickens describes another case, that of John Walker, whom Dickens had given money to several times in 1844, sending his brother Fred to check that he really was in distress.

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Author Philip Meadows Taylor
Genre Prose: Short Fiction i
Subject Ethics; Morals; Moral Development; Moral Education; Philosophy; Values
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Author Charles Dickens
Genres Cross-genre i
Prose: Editorial i
Prose: Letters; Correspondence i
Prose: Short Fiction i
Subject Literature; Writing; Authorship; Reading; Books; Poetry; Storytelling; Letter Writing
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Law at a Low Price

18/5/1850

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Authors William Taylor Haly
W[illiam] H[enry] Wills
Genre Prose: Report i
Subject Law; Lawyers; Justice; Courts; Trials
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Author Mary Howitt
Genre Poetry: Narrative i
Subject Myth; Legends; Epic Literature; Fables; Allegory; Folklore
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Author Frederick Knight Hunt
Genre Prose: Report i
Subjects Explorers and Exploration; Wilderness Survival; Survival; Adventure and Adventurers
Ships; Boats; Shipwrecks; Salvage; Merchant Marine; Sailors; Sailing; Submarines (Ships)
Travel; Tourism; Hotels; Resorts; Seaside Resorts—Fiction; Passports;
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Author William Howitt
Genre Prose: Serial Fiction i
Subjects Family Life; Families; Domestic Relations; Sibling Relations; Kinship; Home;
Social classes; Class distinctions; Aristocracy (Social Class); Aristocracy (Social Class)—Fiction; Middle Class; Working Class; Servants;
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Author Henry Morley
Genres Cross-genre i
Prose: Letters; Correspondence i
Prose: Short Fiction i
Subject Public Health; Sanitation; Water
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Author Percival Leigh
Genre Prose: Autobiography; Biography; Memoirs; Obituary; Anecdotes i
Subject Education—Great Britain; Universities and Colleges; Schools
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