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Old 07-18-2011, 09:51 AM   #4
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I suspect that Esther is an idealised version of his sister-in-law, Georgina Hogarth who moved in with Dickens and his wife Kate and eventually supplanted Kate in the home. Dickens worshipped Georgy {as he called her} and he died in her arms. There's absolutely no evidence of any sexual relationship between the two and it seems that Georgy was brought into the home partly because she had an uncanny resemblance to another sister-in-law, Mary who died suddenly, only 17 years old. Dickens remained obsessed with Mary and probably transferred that to Georgy whom he referred to as his "little house-keeper" Note how John Jarndyce refers to Esther!
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