When Dickens sent George Augustus Sala as a special correspondent to Russia just after the end of the Crimean War, he launched him in what was to become his best-known role as a journalist. Comprising twenty-two articles which appeared in weekly instalments from 4 Octob... View more
1. George Augustus Sala, The Life and Adventures of George Augustus Sala (London: Cassell, 1896), 258-9. Indeed, his disappearance and failure to provide promised copy for the inaugural issue of Edmund Yates's shilling magazine, The Train, in December 1855 led his friends to insert an advertisement in the Times “couched in mysterious terms, intelligible only to the initiated,” which commenced: “'Bohemian, where art thou?'” Edmund Yates, Edmund Yates: His Recollections and Experiences (London: Bentley, 1885), 224.
2. Quoted in Yates, Edmund Yates: His Recollections and Experiences, 206.
3. Sala, The Life and Adventures of George Augustus Sala, 278.
5. Michael Hollington, “Russia,” in Oxford Reader's Companion to Dickens, ed. Paul Schlicke (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999), 503.
6. Ralph Straus, Sala: The Portrait of an Eminent Victorian (London: Constable and Company, 1942), 121.
7. [George A. Sala], “A Journey Due North: The Czar's Highway,” Household Words, 15 November 1856, 423n.
8. George Augustus Sala, Things I Have Seen and People I Have Known, 2 vols. (London: Cassell and Company, 1894), 1:67.
9. [George A. Sala], “A Journey Due North: I Begin My Journey,” Household Words, 4 October 1856, 265.
10. Peter Blake, “Charles Dickens, George Augustus Sala and Household Words,” Dickens Quarterly 26 (2009): 28.