Household Words Volume VI From Sep 1852 to Feb 1853 Nos 130 – 153(Xmas Number)


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Household Words Volume VI From September 18th 1852 to February 26th1853 Nos 130 – 153(includes Christmas Number)

This volume contains the 1853 Christmas Number, Another Round of Stories by the Christmas Fire

Although novelist Charles Dickens regularly contributed to such periodicals as The Examiner and The Daily News, much of his journalistic writing first appeared in the organs he himself established, Household Words (1850-59) and All the Year Round (1859-70). For two years early in his career as a professional writer, Dickens had served as the editor of publisher Richard Bentley's weekly magazine Bentley's Miscellany, in which Dickens published stories, poems, sketches, and a complete novel, Oliver Twist (24 instalments, February 1837 through April 1839). However, he enjoyed the greatest freedom as editor and writer with the two later magazines.

Household Words was published every Wednesday from March 1850 to May 1859. Each number cost a mere tuppence, thereby ensuring a wide readership. Household Words was issued in weekly numbers, in “Monthly Parts”, and in bound volume form. The weekly parts were issued without wrappers. The monthly parts, price ninepence, containing four or five weekly numbers were issued with wrappers. The nineteen bound volumes each contained from twenty four to twenty six weekly numbers, thus extending over approximately six months. The half yearly volume was normally available within a week or two weeks after the publication of the last weekly number included in it. The bindings for these volumes vary considerably with brown, green, red or black cloth, the volumes were also available in marbled paper boards and half leather binding.


  • Publisher Bradbury and Evans, London; 1853
  • Half Leather Marbled Covered Boards Hardback, 572, 36pp
  • Size 235 x 155mm, 1.1kg

Condition: Fair – No Dust Jacket, Both Covers Detached, Missing Spine, Rubbing To Edges, No Inscriptions, Text Block Complete, Fair Copy

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Weight 1.1 kg


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