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A Popular Delusion

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Authors Charles Dickens
W[illiam] H[enry] Wills
Genres Prose: Leading Article i
Prose: Report i
Subjects Great Britain—Commerce
Great Britain—Social Conditions—Nineteenth Century
London (England)—Description and Travel
Other Details
Printed : 1/6/1850
Journal : Household Words
Volume : Volume I
Magazine : No. 10
Office Book Notes
MemoBillingsgate market
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Dickens probably wrote the following section of 'A Popular Delusion': from 'The proprietor of the handsome donkey' (p. 220) to the conclusion.
Dickens may also have rewritten portions of the following passages: from the opening to 'immemorial as BILLINGSGATE' (p. 217); from 'Nothing can exceed' (p. 218) to 'that 'ere markit?' (p. 219).
In addition, Dickens seems to have added touches to passages primarily by Wills (for example, to the paragraph beginning 'When we arrived,' p. 217).
For a discussion of the Dickens-Wills attributions, see note to 'Valentine's Day at the Post-Office.'

Harry Stone; © Bloomington and Indiana University Press, 1968. DJO gratefully acknowledges permission to reproduce this material.

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