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Charles Knight (1791–1873)

Knight, Charles. An English miscellaneous writer and publisher; born at Windsor, 1791; died at Addlestone, Surrey, 1873. He was publisher of The Etonian for Praed, Macaulay, Nelson, Coleridge, etc., while they were students at Eton, editor of Knight’s Quarterly Magazine; superintendent of publications to the famous Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge; publisher of the ‘Library of Entertaining Knowledge,’ in which he wrote several volumes; publisher of the Penny Magazine (1832) and of the ‘Penny Cyclopædia’ (1833). His works are the ‘Popular History of England’ (8 vols., 1854–61); ‘Passages from a Working Life,’ his autobiography (3 vols., 1864–65); ‘Pictorial Shakespeare’ (8 vols., 1839–41); ‘The Shadows of the Old Booksellers’ (1865); ‘Begg’d at Court’ (1868), a historical novel.