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In this excerpt from a letter to his mother-in-law, we hear Dickens reflect on the death of Mary Hogarth and the impact that it had on him.
Hear in Dickens’s own words, his recollection of the loneliness and hardship of working as a child.
Hear in this audio track the earliest known letter by Dickens written as a 13-year-old schoolboy in 1825.