ATG Quirkies: The Rosetta Stone of Victorian Studies

By Chapman & Hall (Internet Archive) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

By Chapman & Hall (Internet Archive) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

The world of Victorian studies just got a jolt!

Scholar and antiquarian Jeremy Parrott recently made a stunning discovery. After receiving a 20-volume bound collection of Charles Dickens’ weekly magazine All the Year Round from an online bookseller, he realized that the collection was annotated – and not by just anyone.  Dickens himself had scribbled notes in the margins revealing a number of previously anonymous authors that “rewrites, effectively, many authors’ bibliographies” including writers like Elizabeth Gaskell, Lewis Carroll and Wilkie CollinsIt should prove a treasure trove for generations of future doctoral students.

(The source of ATG Quirkies is John Riley of Gabriel Books)

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