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Charles Whitehead (1804–1862)

Whitehead, Charles. An English poet and novelist, a close friend of Dickens; born in London in 1804; died in Melbourne, Australia, July 5, 1862. He became a journalist in Australia, but fell into poverty and died in a hospital. He wrote many poems, plays, and sketches. His first published work was ‘The Solitary’ (1831). Other well-known ones were: ‘The Autobiography of Jack Ketch’; ‘Richard Savage’ (1842), which D. G. Rossetti called “a remarkable book”; and ‘The Cavalier,’ a drama produced at the Haymarket Theatre, London.