Charles Dickens on newspapers…

June 15, 2009 by  
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dickens_newspapersThe Boston Evening Transcript of July 21, 1862, has a front page article “Charles Dickens on Newspapers”, a speech he delivered in London at the Newsvenders’ Benevolent Institution.  The lengthy speech takes two-thirds of a column and is filled with witty comments, and ends with: “…The newsman is to be meet with at every turn, on steamboats and in railway stations; his profits are small…he is indispensable to civilzation and freedom, and he is looked for with peasurable excitement every day…”.

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3 Responses to “Charles Dickens on newspapers…”

  1. roz on February 19th, 2012 8:42 am

    I have an Old Charles Dickens New Paper. I can’t find any thing about it, can you help me?
    Its Title :The Life Of Our Lord
    Its Dated : April 1, 1934

    the Heading has some of the words in Red Ink, I have Three(3) News Paper there’s a lot of picture EX: The Last Supper, CHRIST AT THIRTY.

  2. Jim robinson on February 16th, 2015 8:01 pm

    I have three Sunday editions of Charles dickens with photos like the last supper etc.

  3. GuyHeilenman on February 26th, 2015 7:01 am

    Can you give more specifics: Issue title, exact date, condition, completeness?

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