Dickens Notes Solve Victorian Author Mysteries

For the history fans out there, The Independent has a fun story on how you never know exactly what you’ll get when you buy  old used books online. Charles Dickens edited a literary magazine at one point in his life and the magazine published the various contributions anonymously. Dickens kept a bound copy of the various issues of the magazine and made notes in the margins about who wrote what. A Dickens scholar ended up buying the set of volumes online only to find the notes inside when he opened them. It’s a fascinating glimpse into literary history and helps rewrite some famous bibliographies.

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