Bentley’s Miscellany was an English literary magazine started by the publisher Richard Bentley. It was published between 1836 and 1868. The magazine was an early success, helped within the editorial process by notable literary figures including Charles Dickens and William Harrison Ainsworth. Dickens was Editor of Bentley’s Miscellany for two years, contributing his Oliver Twist novel in monthly instalments. When Bentley and Dickens fell out, he was replaced by Ainsworth, who contributed his popular novel Jack Sheppard. The magazine declined in popularity after Ainsworth left, with Bentley taking over the role of Editor.