William Henry Wills

(1810—1880) journalist and journal editor

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And Dickens as editor. W. H. (or ‘Harry’) Wills held the post of sub-editor of Dickens's successful journals Household Words and All the Year Round from 1849 to 1868, in which capacity he acquired a reputation for diligence, discretion, and excellent management. In the matter of literary flair, however, he has been almost inevitably overshadowed by his famous editor.


From Oxford Reader's Companion to Dickens in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Literary Studies (19th Century).

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