E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
(b. Landport, Hampshire, February 7th, 1812; d. Gadshill, June 9th, 1870). Sketches by Boz (1836); The Pickwick Papers (1836); Sunday under Three Heads (1836); The Strange Gentleman (1836); The Village Coquettes (1836); Oliver Twist (1838); Nicholas Nickleby (1838); The Old Curiosity Shop (1840); Barnaby Rudge (1840); American Notes (1842); Martin Chuzzlewit (1843); A Christmas Carol (1843); The Chimes (1844); Dombay and Son (1846); The Haunted Man (1847); David Copperfield (1849); The Childs History of England (1851); Bleak-House (1852); Hard Times (1854); Little Dorrit (1855); A Tale of Two Cities (1859); Hunted Down (1860); The Uncommercial Traveller (1860); Great Expectations (1861); Our Mutual Friend (1864); The Holiday Romance (1868); The Mystery of Edwin Drood, unfinished (1870); Speeches (1871); and various Christmas numbers, or portions of Christmas numbers, in All the Year Round. Letters (1879). For Biography, see A Story of his Life, by Theodore Taylor (1870); the Life by R.S. Mackenzie (1870); and the Life by John Forster, completed in 1873; Charles Dickens, by Mary Dickens (1885); and T. Marzials Biography (1887). See also Sketch and Things and People by G.A. Sala; Yester-days with Authors, by J. T. Fields. For Criticism, see Essays by George Brimley; George Stott in The Contemporary Review for February, 1869; Jeaffresons Novels and Novelists; Massons Novelists and their Styles; Buchanans Master Spirits; Hornes New Spirit of the Age; The Westminster Review for July, 1864, and April, 1865; Cannings Philosophy of Charles Dickens (1880), etc.