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DICKENS, CHARLES. Autograph Letter Signed, "Ch," to John Hollingshead, recommending that his submission be held for the Christmas issue [of Household Words or All the Year Round] and encouraging him to try something else. 1 page, small 12mo, "Office of the All the Year Round" stationery, with integral blank; moderate marginal discoloration from prior matting, horizontal fold, faint offsetting. London, 20 September 1861. With a period engraving of Dickens.

Charles Dickens (7 February 1812 – 9 June 1870) was an English writer and social critic who created some of the world's best-known fictional characters and is regarded by many as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era. His works enjoyed unprecedented popularity during his lifetime and, by the 20th century, critics and scholars had recognised him as a literary genius. His novels and short stories are widely read today.

John Hollingshead (9 September 1827 – 9 October 1904) was an English theatrical impresario, journalist and writer during the latter half of the 19th century. After a journalism career, Hollingshead managed the Alhambra Theatre and was later the first manager of the Gaiety Theatre, London. Hollingshead also wrote several books during his life. An innovative producer, Hollingshead brought Gilbert and Sullivan together in 1871 to produce their first joint work, a musical extravaganza called Thespis.

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Auction closed on Thursday, May 11, 2023.

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