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The Letters of Charles Dickens. Vol. 2, 1857-1870
In July, his second son, Walter Landor, went to India as a cadet in the "Company's service," from which he was afterwards transferred to the 42nd Royal Highlanders. His father and his elder brother went to see him off, to Southampton. From this place Charles Dickens writes to Mr. Edmund Yates, a young man in whom he had been interested from his boyhood, both for the sake of his parents and for his own sake, and for whom he had always an affectionate regard. In September he made a short tour in the North of England, with Mr. Wilkie Collins, out of which arose the "Lazy Tour of Two Idle Apprentices," written by them jointly, and published in "Household Words." Some letters to his sister-in-law during this expedition are given here, parts of which (as is the case with many letters to his eldest daughter and his sister-in-law) have been published in Mr. Forster's book. The letters to Mr. Dilke, the original and much-respected editor of "The Athenum," and to Mr. Forster, on the subject of the "Literary Fund," refer, as the letters indicate, to a battle which they were carrying on together with that institution. ......Buy Now (To Read More)
Ebook Number: 25853
Author: Dickens, Charles
Release Date: Jun 20, 2008
Editor: Dickens, Mamie, 1838-1896 , Hogarth, Georgina, 1827-1917
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