Photographic reproduction of Dotheboys Hall, Bowes, 1841

Description

Dotheboys Hall is the brutal Yorkshire school run by the evil Wackford Squeers depicted in Charles Dickens’s Nicholas Nickleby. This image, a photographic reproduction of an original drawing made in 1841, depicts the real school – Bowes Academy in Yorkshire – that inspired Dickens. Here, the school looks fairly unremarkable, but newspaper reports, letters from parents, and Dickens’s novel all provide a more vivid picture of the treatment and living conditions inside.

Full title:
Photographic reproduction of Dotheboys Hall, Bowes, 1841. [from the author's presentation copy of The Life of Dickens, 1872-74]
Created:
1841
Format:
Photograph / Image
Creator:
unknown photographer , John Forster as compiler
Held by:
British Library
Shelfmark:
Dex 316 - Vol I, part II

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