Tony Weller, 'Potry' Queller: Why, in Pickwick Papers, Did Dickens Have Him Mention 'Warren’s Blackin' and 'Rowland’s Oil'?
16 Pages Posted: 18 Dec 2011 Last revised: 11 Jan 2017
Date Written: January 9, 2017
In the March 1837 monthly part of Pickwick Papers, Dickens had Tony Weller make fun of the makers of Warren’s Blacking and Rowland’s Macassar Oil, two of the leading consumer products of the age. This paper attempts to explain why Dickens had Weller do so.
Keywords: Charles Dickens, Pickwick Papers, Robert Warren, Warren's Blacking, Alexander Rowland the younger, Rowland's Macassar Oil
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