Dickens and Product Placement: Did He Refuse an Offer from 'Professor' Holloway?
September 27, 2016
In 1884, when both Dickens and "Professor" Holloway, of Holloway's Pills and Ointment, were dead, Dickens's friend, Edmund Yates, claimed that Dickens had once told him of a product placement proposal received from Holloway. The paper discusses Yates's claim and, by reference to material written both by Yates and Dickens, both for publication and not for publication, rejects it as a lie.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 36
Keywords: Charles Dickens, Edmund Yates, Thomas Holloway, Holloway's Pills and Ointment, product placement
Date posted: May 6, 2009 ; Last revised: September 28, 2016