Talk:Catherine Dickens

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Blaming Catherine for the birth of their 10 children[edit]

Is there a reputable source for this? If so, why did the blame start only after so many of them were born? Or could this have been the familiar tactic, by an unfaithful spouse, of attacking the other spouse in an attempt either to deflect attention away from oneself or to somehow make the other seem like the guilty party? 69.165.164.98 (talk) 16:35, 7 February 2012 (UTC)

I was puzzled by this as well. Was Charles ignorant about the birds and the bees? Was he accusing his wife of infidelity? Was he simply refusing to take responsibility? Or, as you suggest, being unfaithful himself, was his strategy "the best defense is a good offense"? Lillian Nayder's biography of Catherine sounds very interesting. --71.178.50.222 (talk) 23:43, 2 June 2014 (UTC)

Minor grammar edit[edit]

"Dickens became very attached to Mary, and she died after a brief illness in his arms in 1837." I was taught that this would imply that the entire illness was in his arms.

Could this be edited to read "Dickens became very attached to Mary, and she died in his arms in 1837 after a brief illness"? Thank you! Patti173.10.191.233 (talk) 16:29, 3 December 2012 (UTC)

You are right, Patti, and you were taught correctly! I changed it. Thank you for your patience. --71.178.50.222 (talk) 23:33, 2 June 2014 (UTC)