+ ~ -
 

Results 1 - 9 of 9 Article Index

    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPRSTUVWY?
Article icon.
Read me now! Export to PDF, including full article record, author information, and annotation.
Authors Charles Dickens
W[illiam] H[enry] Wills
Genres Prose: Leading Article i
Prose: Report i
Prose: Short Fiction i
Subjects Architecture; Building; Housing; Property; Landlord and Tenant;
Great Britain—Description and Travel
Great Britain—History
Great Britain—Politics and Government
Law; Lawyers; Justice; Courts; Trials
Religion; Religion and Culture
Religion—Christianity—General
Religion—Christianity—Protestantism; Dissenters, Religious
Attachments: 0 · Links: 0 · Hits: 832

Dickens wrote the following portion of 'The Doom of English Wills': from the opening to 'concedes some obstructed search' (p. 2).
Dickens may also have written most, or perhaps all, of the remainder of the article. His hand seems especially apparent in the following passages: from 'Up a narrow stair' to 'from the rubbish' (p. 3); from 'But, other treasures' (p. 3) to 'papier mache' (p. 4); from 'Thus, then' (p. 4) to the conclusion.
The Huntington Library, San Marino, California, possesses a manuscript version in Dickens' hand of most of this article. The version which appeared in Household Words, with the exception of many minor changes and a few more substantial ones (see Appendix B [of Harry Stone, ed., Uncollected Writings from Household Words 1850-1859, Vol 1, Bloomington and Indiana University Press, 1968], is essentially the same as the manuscript up to the words 'concedes some obstructed search' (p. 2). After that, though the remainder contains some of the manuscript material, the two versions are quite different - the printed version being much longer. The details of Dickens' revisions and the strategy of the concluding elaboration may be studied in Appendix B.
Regarding this piece, Dickens wrote on 8 September 1850, to Wills:

I send you the beginning of our joint article on Cumming Bruce's theme. I have endeavoured to make it picturesque, and to leave the ground open for you ...
I don't like the name ['Ecclesiastical Registries'] I have given the subject. What do you think of The Fate of Wills, in England instead? Or something of that sort? If you will send the proof to me when you have done I will try to put a few lines at the end, so as to wind up with an effect. I think we shall make a great hit with the subject ...
Looking back to your letter, I observe that you speak of my letting you have 'the first article.' You understood, I suppose, that we agreed I should send you the opening of the first article for you to go on with?

It seems likely that Dickens wrote the entire 'first article' after all - though Wills may have supplied some of the facts and several of the paragraphs that went into the expanded last section: Dickens' massive share in this piece may have made Wills feel that it would be improper to include it in Old Leaves (see note to 'Valentine's Day at the Post-Office'). In any case, 'The Doom of English Wills' (parts I and II) were the only full-fledged articles putatively by Dickens and Wills (as recorded in the Contributors' Book) that Wills did not republish.
For the second article on this theme, see 'The Doom of English Wills: Cathedral Number Two.'

Harry Stone; © Bloomington and Indiana University Press, 1968. DJO gratefully acknowledges permission to reproduce this material.

Article icon.

Gentle Words

28/9/1850

Read me now! Export to PDF, including full article record, author information, and annotation.
Author Mark Lemon
Genre Poetry: Other i
Subjects Ethics; Morals; Moral Development; Moral Education; Philosophy; Values
Nature; Nature (Aesthetics); Nature in Literature; Landscapes
Religion; Religion and Culture
Religion—Christianity—General
Attachments: 0 · Links: 0 · Hits: 574

Article icon.
Read me now! Export to PDF, including full article record, author information, and annotation.
Author Richard H. Horne
Genres Cross-genre i
Prose: Report i
Prose: Short Fiction i
Subjects Animals; Domestic Animals; Pets; Working Animals; Birds; Insects
Law; Lawyers; Justice; Courts; Trials
Natural Sciences (Astronomy / Botany / Geology / Natural History / Oceanography / Paleontology / Zoology)
Popular Culture; Amusements
Social classes; Class distinctions; Aristocracy (Social Class); Aristocracy (Social Class)—Fiction; Middle Class; Working Class; Servants;
Attachments: 0 · Links: 0 · Hits: 569

Article icon.
Read me now! Export to PDF, including full article record, author information, and annotation.
Authors William Blanchard Jerrold
W[illiam] H[enry] Wills
Genre Prose: Essay i
Subjects Charity; Philanthropists; Philanthropists—Fiction; Benevolence
Ethics; Morals; Moral Development; Moral Education; Philosophy; Values
Social classes; Class distinctions; Aristocracy (Social Class); Aristocracy (Social Class)—Fiction; Middle Class; Working Class; Servants;
Attachments: 0 · Links: 0 · Hits: 534

Article icon.
Read me now! Export to PDF, including full article record, author information, and annotation.
Author Mark Lemon
Genre Poetry: Lyric i
Subjects Death; Grief; Mourning; Mourning Customs in Literature; Funeral Rites and Ceremonies; Life Cycle, Human; Old Age; Mortality
Emigration; Immigration; Expatriation
Family Life; Families; Domestic Relations; Sibling Relations; Kinship; Home;
Attachments: 0 · Links: 0 · Hits: 607

Article icon.
Read me now! Export to PDF, including full article record, author information, and annotation.
Author William Howitt
Genre Prose: Short Fiction i
Subjects Agriculture; Fishing; Forestry; Gardening; Horticulture
Emigration; Immigration; Expatriation
Family Life; Families; Domestic Relations; Sibling Relations; Kinship; Home;
Religion; Religion and Culture
Religion—Christianity—General
United States—Description and Travel
Attachments: 0 · Links: 0 · Hits: 577

Article icon.

Genius and Liberty

28/9/1850

Read me now! Export to PDF, including full article record, author information, and annotation.
Author Robert Hogarth Patterson
Genre Prose: Essay i
Subjects Civilization—Ancient
Civilization—Classical
Great Britain—Politics and Government
National Characteristics; Nationalism
Attachments: 0 · Links: 0 · Hits: 519

Article icon.

Atlantic Waves

28/9/1850

Read me now! Export to PDF, including full article record, author information, and annotation.
Author William Blanchard Jerrold
Genre Prose: Digest; Review i
Subjects Science; Science—History; Technology; Technological innovations; Discoveries in Science
Ships; Boats; Shipwrecks; Salvage; Merchant Marine; Sailors; Sailing; Submarines (Ships)
Attachments: 0 · Links: 0 · Hits: 526

Scientic observations of William Scoresby, F.R.S.

Article icon.

Advertisements

28/9/1850

Read me now!
Genre Advertisement(s) i
Subjects Literature; Writing; Authorship; Reading; Books; Poetry; Storytelling; Letter Writing
Newspapers; Periodicals; Journalism
Attachments: 0 · Links: 0 · Hits: 503

1) The First Volume of Household Words.

2) The Household Narrative of Current Events.

Who's Online

We have 310 guests, 1 member and 5 robots online.