In Jail with Charles Dickens
by Alfred Trumble
Publisher: Suckling & Galloway 1896
Number of pages: 190
Readers of Charles Dickens must all have remarked the deep and abiding interest he took in that grim accessory to civilization, the prison. He not only went jail hunting whenever opportunity offered, but made a profound study of the rules, practices and abuses of these institutions.
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