Edward Lloyd (1815-1890), publisher of london of the victorian era, was the protagonist of the plagiarism to the renowned writer Charles Dickens . The editor was doing parodies of novels real Dickens to enter a large amount of money, as reported by the "BBC". Among the titles that I changed the name highlights the "Oliver Twist", to which Lloyd was baptized as "Oliver Twiss".
Stories like the plagiarism of the editor feature in "Edward Lloyd and His World: Popular Fiction, Politics and the Press in Victorian Britain", from Sarah Louise Lill and Rohan McWilliam , professor of the Anglia Ruskin University, specializing in the victorian era.
Hanwood has in this book how to the works of Lloyd, were even more well-known than the originals, and that, in the face of this, Dickens was outraged, because at that time the writer could not claim before a court.
The plagiarism and parodies that had to deal with Dickens were the of their peronsajes "Oliver Twist", "Nicholas Nickelby" and "Martin Chuzlewitt", which in the hands of Lloyd renamed to "Oliver Twiss", "Nickelas Nickelbery" and "Martin Guzzlewitt".
despite the plagiarism, Lloyd was a forerunner in the world of the british press. The editor was the creator of the " Lloyd's Weekly Newspaper ", the only newspaper in nineteenth-century which managed to sell over a million copies in the Uk. In addition, in one of his publications on fiction, appeared the vampire Varney, who is considered to be an influence for Bram Stoker to create his star character, Dracula . The editor is also credited with the creation of the barber of Fleet Street, Sweeney Todd .