Friday Fun Facts: A Tale of Two Cities – the Serialized Novel

Charles Dickens launched a weekly circular entitled Household Words, which included his fiction, poetry and essays, in 1850. He closed it down in 1859 and began publishing another circular entitled All the Year Round. The first novel to appear in the new circular was A Tale of Two Cities. The first installment was published on April 30, 1859 and the final installment of the novel appeared on this day in 1859. He also published Great Expectations through this circular. It appeared in serialized form from December 1, 1860 through August 3, 1861.

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Posted on November 15, 2013, in Charles Dickens, fiction, Fun Facts, inspiration, nonfiction, poetry, writer's life, writing, writing ideas, writing prompt and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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