Additional Note - September, 1841
The terms of Dickens' new contract with Chapman and Hall were:
the new work would be a serial, starting in the following November
during the next fourteen months CD was to receive £150 a month as an advance on a three-quarters share of the profits
as soon as publication began he was to get £200 a month
the payments were to be counted as an expense to be met before profits were calculated
He told Forster: "I am in an exquisitely lazy state, bathing, walking, reading, lying in the sun, doing everything but working."
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