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Charles Dickens Household Words 1850-1859 (e-texts).

Thylacine

master brummie
Charles Dickens was very fond of Birmingham and had many connections to the city.

He published his weekly magazine Household Words in 479 numbers between March 1850 and May 1859. The entire series is available as e-texts at archive.org in nineteen volumes. Here are the links:
Volume 1 (1-26) 30 March 1850 to 21 September 1850.
Volume 2 (27-52) 28 September 1850 to 22 March 1851.
Volume 3 (53-78) 29 March 1851 to 20 September 1851.
Volume 4 (79-103) 27 September 1851 to 13 March 1852.
Volume 5 (104-129) 20 March 1852 to 11 September 1852.
Volume 6 (130-153) 18 September 1852 to 26 February 1853.
Volume 7 (154-179) 5 March 1853 to 27 August 1853.
Volume 8 (180-203) 3 September 1853 to 11 February 1854.
Volume 9 (204-229) 18 February 1854 to 12 August 1854.
Volume 10 (230-253) 19 August 1854 to 27 January 1855.
Volume 11 (254-279) 3 February 1855 to 28 July 1855.
Volume 12 (280-303) 4 August 1855 to 12 January 1856.
Volume 13 (304-329) 19 January 1856 to 12 July 1856.
Volume 14 (330-353) 19 July 1856 to 27 December 1856.
Volume 15 (354-379) 3 January 1857 to 27 June 1857.
Volume 16 (380-403) 4 July 1857 to 12 December 1857.
Volume 17 (404-429) 19 December 1857 to 12 June 1858.
Volume 18 (430-453) 19 June 1858 to 27 November 1858.
Volume 19 (454-479) 4 December 1858 to 28 May 1859.​
 

Vivienne14

Super Moderator
Staff member
Many thanks Thylacine for the link to all the HW magazines. I'm an avid reader of Dickens and your links should keep me very happy for some time to co e. Very pleased! Viv.
 

evergreen

Cradley Heathen
Many thanks Peter, that should give me some reading to do, especially when the football is on

Regards Heather
 

Aidan

master brummie
WOW.......(again)

A simple search with the word "Birmingham" in each volume brings up a host of Birmingham-related articles. Prisencolinensinainciusolilicious
 
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Thylacine

master brummie
... Prisencolinensinainciusolilicious

[¡Ay, caramba! :rolleyes:]

You're very welcome, folks. I enjoy tracking down these e-texts (and improving the abysmal archive.org indexing system). Sadly Volume 8 is the inferior Google edition.

[Still, nemmind eh?]
 
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