Last Will and Testament
The funeral directors
‘Mr Dickens very ill, most urgent’
False claims and ambition
For the ages
Leon Litvack is Principal Editor of the Charles Dickens Letters Project (Dickensletters.com) and a Board member of the Charles Dickens Museum, London. This article, published to mark the 150th anniversary of Dickens's death in 2020, is based on new research carried out for 'Dickens's Burial in Westminster Abbey: The Untold Story', the lead chapter in Reading Dickens Differently, edited by Leon Litvack and Nathalie Vanfasse (Wiley, 2020), and 'Charles Dickens and Westminster Abbey: The Elusive Times Leader of 13 June 1870', in the Dickensian 116.1 (2020).