The Dickensian – Michael Slater, biographer of Dickens July 10, 2018

Dickensians will be happy to have a published version of this notable forerunner of The Frozen Deep. Collins’s The Lighthouse is a two-act melodrama in the performance of which audiences were electrified by what Carlyle called Dickens’s ‘wild picturesqueness’ in the role of the guilt-haunted lighthouse keeper, Aaron Gurnock, in three private performances at Tavistock House and a public one for charity at Campden House. The text for this edition is based upon a careful…

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