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Charles Dickens: 1812-1870


The harsh conditions of Dickens’ childhood laid out in this Jackdaw will add immeasurably to your students understanding of his novels and his lifelong activity as a social reformer. The hands-on documents chronicle Dickens’ rise from poverty to office boy, novelist, actor, journalist and worldwide acclaim. When students touch and read these replicas of historical documents ¾ pages from The Pickwick Papers, a newspaper report on “The Great Boz Ball,” a plan for David Copperfield ¾ they will find themselves carried back to Dickens’ domain. Historian: Ivor Brown. The contents of this Jackdaw feature:

  • Charles Dickens
  • The Man with a Pen
  • Crime and Punishment
  • Hard Times
  • In America
  • The Actor
Historical Documents
  • Note to A. Thomas Esq., written when Dickens was at Wellington House Academy.
  • The Pickwick Papers, pages from the original part publication with illustrations by Robert Seymour.
  • Mr. Shaw’s business card, advertising the original of Dotheboys Hall.
  • The Great Boz Ball, as reported in the New York press, 1842.
  • Portrait sketch of Charles Dickens by George Cruikshank.
  • A letter from Dickens to his publishers, Bradbury & Evans.
  • Letter on capital punishment for publication in the Daily News.
  • The chapter plan for an issue of David Copperfield.
  • Page from the manuscript of David Copperfield.
  • Pages from Household Words, with proof corrections to HardTimes.
  • Program for Every Man in His Humour with a sketch of Dickens in his role by David Maclise.
  • Dickens’ design for the lectern made for his readings.
  • A ticket for a reading by Charles Dickens.
  • A letter from Dickens to his sister-in-law, Georgina Hogarth.
Study Guide / Lesson Plan – Reproducible Activities

Price: $69.50



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