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Charles Dickens as I Knew Him

Charles Dickens as I Knew Him
The Story of the Reading Tours in Great Britain and America 1866–1870

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  • Date Published: December 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108039796

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  • George Dolby (?–1900) was the manager of Charles Dickens' highly successful reading tours in England and America between 1866 and 1870. He published this memoir of Dickens in 1885. Dickens was a keen amateur actor and had many friends involved with the theatre. He had begun public readings from his works in 1853 for charity, but in 1858 his first for-profit tour, lasting three months, covered much of England, Scotland and Ireland, and netted over £10,000. Without props or costumes, he brought his most popular characters to life, and continued to undertake lengthy and exhausting tours until shortly before his death (which some believed had been hastened by his exertions on stage). Dolby's account covers only the period of his own connection with Dickens, but he describes in detail the constant travel which the tours entailed, the people they encountered, and the enthusiastic response with which Dickens was everywhere received.

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    • Date Published: December 2011
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108039796
    • length: 486 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 28 mm
    • weight: 0.61kg
    • contains: 14 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    Book I. The Two English Tours (1866–7):
    1. My first tour with the Chief
    2. A glimpse of life at 'Gad's'
    3. On tour in Scotland and Ireland
    Book II. The American Tour (1867–8):
    4. I go to America to 'prospect' for the Chief
    5. Preparations for the second American tour
    6. The commencement of the second American tour
    7. Christmas and the New Year
    8. Further American experiences
    9. The close of the American tour, and the return home
    Book III. The 'Final Farewell' Tour in the United Kingdom (1868–70):
    10. Eight thousand pounds for a hundred readings
    11. The last tour in Scotland and Ireland
    12. The beginning of the end
    13. American visitors at 'Gad's' - the last readings and farewell to the public
    14. Hyde Park Place - the Chief's last days in town
    15. The end.

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    George Dolby

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