The Sunday Telegraph carried a report of a new Dickens letter, found and published by Leon Litvack
The Sunday Telegraph of 26 June carried a report of a new Dickens letter, found and published by Leon Litvack, Principal Editor of the Dickens Letters Project, that enhances what we know about the author’s abhorrence of the slave trade.
Dickens wrote: “You cannot too strongly represent to yourself the horror with which I contemplate that atrocity the Slave Trade, — although I have (I must confess to you) had my doubts of the efficiency of the African Blockade. Of the truth and devotion of those engaged in it, I have never had a grain of distrust.”
Leon will speak about this find on 8 July, at a conference in London.