Monthly Archives: April 2012

‘A ghastly absurdity’: The Senility of Dickens’ mother

Elizabeth Dickens (1789-1863) has been named as the primary inspiration for both Mrs Nickelby and Mrs Micawber, fixing her in the popular mind as a flighty and confused woman, with an unending devotion to her financially inept husband.  Dickens’ biographers … Continue reading

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