Excerpt from The Childhood and Youth of Charles Dickens: With Retrospective Notes, and Elucidations, From His Books and Letters In 1883 as small edition of this book (for subscribers only) was issued privately. Since that time many new and interesting facts have come to my kwledge, all of them tending to confirm the opinion then expressed, as to the close connection between the works of Charles Dickens and his own Life, and tending especially to show how his earlier experiences and surrounding, were coloured and reflected in his books. Of the new matter (dispersed through the book) much is taken into the text, the remainder is in foottes. A few additional engravings have also been added. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.