The Monthly Magazine was a London based publication that ran from 1796 – 1843, most noted for publishing the earliest fiction of Charles Dickens.

Charles Dickens and The Monthly Magazine.

The sketch Mr Minns and his Cousin (originally titled A Dinner at Poplar Walk), was the first work of fiction Dickens ever published. It appeared in The Monthly Magazine in December 1833. Although Dickens continued to place pieces in that magazine, none of them bore a signature until August 1834, when The Boarding House II appeared under the strange pen-name “Boz”.

The following are notable sketches that Dickens had published in The Monthly Magazine:




Further Reading.

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