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She was sometimes sulky and suffered from depressive moods. ” Now he claimed that he was working hard for them both, for her comfort and happiness. But in fact, he never considered the effect of his ambitions upon his wife and family life. Charles loved Catherine deeply. ” He was kind to her family and took them on outings to the theater. But he never confided his deepest thoughts and emotions to Catherine, never told her of the misery of his childhood. His scars from his first painful relationship never healed.
He was helped through it by his co-worker, a lad called Bob Fagin, who insisted on accompanying him home that evening. Charles was so ashamed of his father’s imprisonment in the Marshalsea prison that when they reached London Bridge, he pretended he lived in a nearby house. Scenes from the prison and the blacking factory appear several times in Dickens’s novels, particularly David Copperfield and Little Dorrit. He was afraid, during his abandonment as a child, that he might turn into a little thief or vagabond.
Some declared that he had gone mad from overwork. He may have been expressing the first inklings of marital unhappiness. The many odd contradictions in his character signified the range of strong emotions boiling within, which came out in his powerful prose. Master Humphrey’s Clock was the title of his new magazine for Chapman and Hall. Its first issue sold 70,000 FAME AND FORTUNE copies and Dickens was ecstatic. But sales soon plunged when the readers realized that they were getting unrelated articles and essays, rather than a new novel.
Charles Dickens (Who Wrote That?) by Donna Dailey