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Dickens and Product Placement: Did He Refuse an Offer from 'Professor' Holloway?

36 Pages Posted: 6 May 2009 Last revised: 20 Mar 2017

Leslie Katz

Independent

Date Written: March 19, 2017

Abstract

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paper discusses Yates's claim and, by reference to material written both by Yates and Dickens, both for publication and not for publication, rejects it as a lie.

Keywords: Charles Dickens, Edmund Yates, Thomas Holloway, Holloway's Pills and Ointment, product placement

Suggested Citation

Katz, Leslie, Dickens and Product Placement: Did He Refuse an Offer from 'Professor' Holloway? (March 19, 2017). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1398563 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1398563

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