Define vital occasions in writer's life.The chronology additionally serves as a diary as what Dickens was once doing month by way of month, week via week.Books, magazines, journals usually have been labored on concurrently in addition to a prodigiously lively own life.Reveals a feeling of richness and diversity of Dickens's lifestyles. complete Index
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11 Calls on Maclise, and they go together to a soiree given by the Marquis of Northampton. 14 'I am very much engaged with [MHC]' (to L. G. Clark). 15 Declines Lady Blessington's invitation to contribute to one of her Annuals. 27 First instalment of OCS appears in MHC. 26 Thomas Beard dines at CD's home. In the early part of the month (dates uncertain), CD spends a short time in Birmingham, and also visits Stratford and Lichfield with Catherine and JF. 22 A Dickens Chronology May 15 (Fri) Gives a dinner-party for William Allan; Landseer and Stanfield are among the guests.
18 An authorised dramatisation of The Chimes by Gilbert A'Beckett and Mark Lemon opens at the Adelphi Theatre; other versions open in London on the 26th and 28th. 20 CD arrives in Genoa and is reunited with his family. 23 Begins to mesmerise Madame de la Rue, and does so frequently during the next few weeks. 1845 January 19 (Sun) CD leaves Genoa with Catherine for a tour of Italy. They visit Spezia, Carrara, Pisa, Siena, Leghorn and Rome, where they stay at the Hotel Meloni from 30 January to 6 February; in Rome they witness the Carnival, and CD visits the Coliseum repeatedly and walks in the Campagna.
36 A Dickens Chronology November 3 (Thurs) In Exeter again on the way home. 4 Back in London again by about this date. 11 Goes with Cruikshank to the funeral of William Hone (died 8 Nov) at Abney Park Cemetery, Stoke Newington. 12 Tells Miss Coutts that he is 'in the agonies of plotting and contriving a new book [MC]'. On the same day he sends to JF the tentative title The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewig (sic). He makes an offer to Macready to write a prologue for J. W. Marston's The Patrician's Daughter, and drafts the prologue during the next two weeks; the production opens on 10 December.
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