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Douglas Jerrold : 1803-1857

Author: Michael Slater
Publisher: London : Duckworth, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Douglas Jerrold, close friend of Charles Dickens and literary sparring partner of Thackeray, leading light of satirical weekly Punch and indefatigable campaigner against social and political oppression, militarism and capital punishment, died in 1857 at the height of his fame. Thackeray and Dickens both acted as pallbearers at his funeral." "Drawing on his detailed study of Jerrold's writings, and on much hitherto  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Slater, Michael.
Douglas Jerrold.
London : Duckworth, 2002
(OCoLC)606825790
Named Person: Douglas Jerrold; Douglas Jerrold; Douglas William Jerrold; Douglas Jerrold
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Slater
ISBN: 0715628240 9780715628249
OCLC Number: 45648272
Description: xii, 340 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
Responsibility: Michael Slater.

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"Douglas Jerrold, close friend of Charles Dickens and literary sparring partner of Thackeray, leading light of satirical weekly Punch and indefatigable campaigner against social and political oppression, militarism and capital punishment, died in 1857 at the height of his fame. Thackeray and Dickens both acted as pallbearers at his funeral." "Drawing on his detailed study of Jerrold's writings, and on much hitherto unpublished correspondence, Michael Slater sets out to restore Douglas Jerrold to his place at the very heart of the record of theatrical and journalistic life in London in the first half of the 19th century."--BOOK JACKET.

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