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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.

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

Subjects: Literary Studies (19th Century).


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