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By Susan R Hanes

Within the autumn of 1873, Wilkie Collins the instance of fellow literary celebrities Dickens and Thackeray, and commenced a six-month studying journey of the United States. Hanes areas this travel in the American lyceum circulate of the later 19th century. via shut exam of private letters, information bills and newspaper reports, she builds an image of the connection among Collins and the yank examining public.

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While in Albany, he had written his bank in New York City to forward mail to his Rochester hotel. The local papers ran ads that ‘Wilkie Collins will be appearing at Corinthian Hall on Monday evening, October 13’. 38 However, on the scheduled day of the reading, the Rochester newspapers carried the following succinct announcement: The sudden illness of Wilkie Collins at Syracuse on Sunday [October 12] renders the POSTPONEMENT of his recital in Corinthian Hall this evening absolutely necessary. A new date will be announced within a few days.

16 A more thoughtful response to Bradlaugh’s presence was noted in the Commercial Advertiser. After recording Bradlaugh’s comments, the paper concluded: And indeed the sight [of those present] must have been an impressive one to the man of erratic theories. The picked men of all classes surrounded him – picked not because of the accident of birth or fortune, but for the success which each had achieved in his line of life. No war against riches, royalty, or religion could have evolved so true a democracy.

At first, their relationship was professional, Collins insuring himself through the firm. 46 Busy Days in New York On Saturday, 1 November, Collins returned to New York,47 where not only would he be preparing for his first reading in the City, but he would also oversee the authorized American production of his play The New Magdalen. Before he left Boston, Collins wrote to Schlesinger: I am going to ask you to kindly allow my Godson to pay me a little visit at New York – if you can spare him from the office on Monday and Tuesday, November 10th and 11th?

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