At Ben's invitation, Charles Dickens comes to Virginia City to give a reading from "Oliver Twist" while on a reading / lecture tour in America. While there, he stays at the Ponderosa. He becomes enraged by the townsfolk's casual attitude toward distribution of copies of his stories published without protection of copyright laws. After confronting the local newspaper publisher, the newspaper's office is destroyed. Already having lost the esteem of the townsfolk, Dickens now finds that the townsfolk blame him for the violence. Written by
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Charles Dickens (portrayed by Jonathan Harris), actually did tour the United States on book reading tours between December 1867-April 1868, however he spent his time in New York and Boston. See more
Eric 'Hoss' Cartwright
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