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Overview page. Subjects: Music.

Concert overture, op. 49 (1880), by Tchaikovsky; written for the Moscow Exhibition, it commemorates Napoleon's retreat from Moscow in 1812 and incorporates La Marseillaise and the Tsarist...

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Forster, John (1812–76)

in Oxford Reader's Companion to Dickens

January 2000; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (19th Century). 2880 words.

Dickens's oldest friend and first significant biographer. Forster came from unitarian stock in Newcastle, the second child of a

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Browning, Robert (1812–89)

in Oxford Reader's Companion to Dickens

January 2000; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (19th Century). 110 words.

Macready, uncertain of the merit of Browning's blank-verse play A Blot on the Scutcheon, was swayed by Dickens's

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Smiles, Samuel (1812–1904)

in Oxford Reader's Companion to Dickens

January 2000; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (19th Century). 127 words.

of self-help, whose belief in upward mobility and in a redefined notion of the gentleman resembles ideas Dickens explored

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Cottage Magazine (1812–47)

in The Oxford Companion to the Brontës

January 2006; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (19th Century). 129 words.

the first of several magazines designed by evangelical Anglicans for rural working‐class readers. Its editor, Revd John *Buckworth, was vicar at ...

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Bennoch, Francis (1812–90)

Christine Alexander.

in The Oxford Companion to the Brontës

January 2006; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (19th Century). 104 words.

head of a wholesale silk business in Wood Street, London, friend of Nathaniel Hawthorne and Mary Russell Mitford, and self‐proclaimed patron of authors and literature. He called briefly at...

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Martyn, Henry (1781–1812)

Christine Alexander.

in The Oxford Companion to the Brontës

January 2006; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (19th Century). 72 words.

missionary to India; a brilliant scholar at St John's College, Cambridge, and curate to Revd Charles *Simeon. An ardent evangelical, sympathetic to ...

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Dickens, Charles (1812–70)

in The Oxford Companion to the Brontës

January 2006; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (19th Century). 160 words.

His realistic, sympathetic depictions of outcasts and social evils charted a new direction in Victorian fiction and may have influenced Charlotte's transition from her juvenile writing: on...

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Dickens, Charles (1812–70)

Edited by Owen Knowles and Gene M. Moore.

in Oxford Reader’s Companion To Conrad

January 2000; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (19th Century). 763 words.

‘Books are an integral part of one’s life,’ wrote Conrad in A Personal Record (73), and none was more so

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Putnam, George Washington (1812–96)

in Oxford Reader's Companion to Dickens

January 2000; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (19th Century). 143 words.

‘my faithful secretary … from Boston’ (AN 9) who accompanied Dickens throughout his first tour of America in 1842

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Hullah, John Pyke (1812–84)

in Oxford Reader's Companion to Dickens

January 2000; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (19th Century). 200 words.

In 1835 Dickens became acquainted with Hullah (probably through Dickens's sister, Fanny, who studied singing and piano at the Royal

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Dickens, Charles (1812–70)

in Oxford Reader's Companion to George Eliot

January 2001; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (19th Century). 1238 words.

who was at the height of his powers and popularity when George Eliot began writing fiction and who both admired

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Forster, John (1812–76)

in Oxford Reader's Companion to George Eliot

January 2001; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (19th Century). 215 words.

and critic who reviewed Adam Bede in the Edinburgh Review (July 1859), although George Eliot did not appreciate

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Hennell, Sara Sophia (1812–99)

in Oxford Reader's Companion to George Eliot

January 2001; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (19th Century). 1011 words.

close friend of George Eliot, the seventh child born into a strict Unitarian family. Her father was a successful merchant

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Jewsbury, Geraldine (1812–80)

in Oxford Reader's Companion to George Eliot

January 2001; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (19th Century). 537 words.

a prominent woman of letters who was particularly influential as a regular and prolific reviewer for the Athenaeum where she

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Laurence, Samuel (1812–84)

in Oxford Reader's Companion to George Eliot

January 2001; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (19th Century). 205 words.

who with his wife had lived with the Thornton Leigh *Hunts in Bayswater in the 1840s. He lunched with G.

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Browning, Robert (1812–89)

in Oxford Reader's Companion to Hardy

January 2001; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (19th Century). 372 words.

Apart from two quotations from ‘The Statue and the Bust’ in Hardy's first published novel, Desperate Remedies, almost all

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Dickens, Charles (1812–70)

Edited by Norman Page.

in Oxford Reader's Companion to Hardy

January 2001; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (19th Century). 273 words.

Referring in his autobiography to his move to London in the spring of 1862, Hardy observes that ‘It was

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Heseltine, Ellen (1812–79)

in Oxford Reader's Companion to Trollope

January 1999; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (19th Century). 152 words.

The existence of Rose Trollope's eldest sister was known in Victoria, Australia, during the 1860s and then largely forgotten.

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Dickens, Charles (1812–70)

in Oxford Reader's Companion to Trollope

January 1999; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (19th Century). 1061 words.

Trollope's response both to Dickens the novelist and to Dickens the man was at best ambiguous, at worst antipathetic.

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Laurence, Samuel (1812–84)

in Oxford Reader's Companion to Trollope

January 1999; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (19th Century). 71 words.

eminent artist, whose portrait of Trollope is in the National Portrait Gallery. Commissioned by George Smith in 1864, the

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