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Reviewers discussed how far Dickens’s comedy and his depiction of London life were original, often through comparisons with Pierce Egan and other recent humorists, while the size of his achievement was soon recognized by comparisons with the eighteenth-century masters and even Shakespeare (see Introduction, p. 7). Other comparisons that soon became current were with Don Quixote and Hogarth’s engravings. For fuller surveys and extracts from reviews see Walter Dexter, Dickensian, xxxii (1936), 216–8, 281–5; Nineteenth Century, cxix (1936), 318–29; (with E.
None of the studies known to me, except Dr Slater’s, makes any pretension to have covered even the reception in Britain at all comprehensively. In more general collections, check-lists, and studies, the most useful pioneer is Frederic G. Kitton, notably in his indispensable Dickensiana (1886) and in his compilation Dickens by Pen and Pencil (with Supplement, 1890). Poole’s Index to Periodical Literature (vol. i, 1891, and subsequent supplements) contains short and scrappy entries on Dickens; more useful early bibliographies are John P.
NOTES 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 [Charles Eliot Norton], ‘Charles Dickens’. North American Review, April 1868, cvi, 671. Quoted by Swinburne, 1903 (The Swinburne Letters, ed. Cecil Y. Lang , vi, 171). Letter to Forster, late March 1858 (Life, 646). s. iii, 143, reviewing Martin Chuzzlewit. ‘Our Novels: the Sensational School’, Temple Bar, June 1870, xxix, 419. 18 June 1872, quoted in George Eliot and her Readers, ed Laurence Lerner and John Holmstrom (1966), 83.