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November) Serialization of OMF is concluded. A Dickens Chronology 17 (April-June) CD gives thirty readings in London and the 1866 provinces. (January-May) CD gives fifty-two readings in England 1867 and Ireland. (2 November) CD is given a farewell dinner at the Freemasons' Hall. (g November) CD sails on the Cuba from Liverpool, arriving in Boston on Igth. (2 December) CD begins a series of seventy-five readings; his itinerary includes New York, Philadelphia, Washington (where he is invited to the White House), New Haven, Hartford, Worcester, Providence.

Browne illustrated ten of CD's fifteen novels; with Great Expectations he was dropped in favour of Marcus Stone. CD's letters to Browne contain many detailed instructions and valuable insights into his conception of character and scene; and our visual apprehension of many of CD's characters from Mr Pickwick and Sam Weller onwards owes much to Browne's work. See the section on 'Dickens' Illustrators' below; also John Harvey, Victorian Novelists and their 22 A Dickens Companion Illustrators ( 1970) and Michael Steig, Dickens and Phiz ( 1978).

CD greatly admired his French Revolution, and the scenes of mob violence in Barnaby Rudge owe something to that work. He asked Carlyle for advice on source-materials when he was working on A TTC, and was staggered when Carlyle dispatched two cartloads of books from the London Library. Hard Times is dedicated to him. See Michael Goldberg, Carlyle and Dickens (1972) and William Oddie, Dickens and Car{yle: The Question if lrifluence (1972). When CD died, Carlyle wrote: No death since 1866 [when his wife, jane Welsh Carlyle, died] has fallen on me with such a stroke; no Literary Man's hitherto ever did.

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