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John Forster


(1812 - 1876)

John Forster

John Forster was an English biographer and critic. He was a friend of author Charles Dickens.


Gadshill Edition of the Works of Charles Dickens (1908)

Based on the author’s final edition with the original illustrations as well as many additional illustrations. Includes two volumes of uncollected pieces and the two-volume biography by John Forster for a total of 38 volumes.

Author(s): Charles Dickens
John Forster
Illustrator(s): Hablot K. Browne
George Cruikshank
Harry Furniss
Et al

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The Life and Adventures of Oliver Goldsmith (1848)

This detailed biography of the author and poet was published in two volumes. The title was changed for the second and subsequent editions, of which there were many. Read for free online at HathiTrust.

Author(s): John Forster
Illustrator(s): Richard Doyle
Robert James Hamerton
John Leech
Daniel Maclise
Clarkson Stanfield

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