[This document is annotation to the author's transcription of Charles Dickens's "The Lost Arctic Voyagers" (1854).]

"Sinbad the Sailor," hero of a number of the adventures in The Arabian Nights, which Dickens as a boy probably read in Jonathan Scott�s six-volume edition of 1811. On his third voyage, Sinbad slays a one-eyed giant who has already eaten some of the hero's companions. Dickens alludes to Sinbad's adventures in Christmas Stories 12 and 15 ("The Haunted House" and "Somebody's Luggage"), David Copperfield (Ch. 16), American Notes (Ch. 9), and Pictures from Italy (Ch. 10), according to Bentley et al.

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Chambers Biographical Dictionary, ed. Una McGovern. Edinburgh: Chambers Harrap, 2003.

Bentley.,et al. The Dickens Index. Oxford and New York: Oxford U. P., 1990.

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