Monday, July 09, 2012

The mysteries of G. W. M. Reynolds.

G. W. M. Reynolds.  NYPL
In this podcast, BBC Radio 3 discusses the often hardscrabble life of G. W. M. Reynolds (1814–79), whose serial The Mysteries of London (1844–56) featuring the seamy side of the city was wildly popular, but he was decidedly unpopular with Dickens for his appropriation of Mr. Pickwick. Stephen Knight examines Reynolds's work in the recent Mysteries of the Cities.

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