English writer and social critic. He created some of the world’s best-known fictional characters and is regarded as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era. His works enjoyed unprecedented popularity during his lifetime, and by the twentieth century critics and scholars had recognised him as a literary genius. His novels and short stories enjoy lasting popularity.
Impressive signature and date “Charles Dickens / July 1863” on 4.25×6.5 stationery headed “Royal Dramatic College / Fete and Fancy Fair / Crystal Palace / July 25 and 27, 1863” with additional printed text at bottom “The above autograph was purchased at / Mrs. Howard Paul’s Stall / For the Benefit of the Royal Dramatic College”
The attractive autograph is presented custom matted beneath a striking colored image of Dickens and framed to an overall size of 11×21. On verso is a vintage Certificate of Authenticity and wax seal from noted autograph dealer Charles Hamilton.