All the Year Round was a Victorian periodical, being a British weekly literary magazine founded and owned by Charles Dickens, published between 1859 and 1895 throughout the United Kingdom. Edited by Dickens, it was the direct successor to his previous publication Household Words, abandoned due to differences with his former publisher.
All the Year Round contained the same mixture of fiction and non-fiction as Household Words but with a greater emphasis on literary matters and less on journalism. Nearly 11 per cent of the non-fiction articles in All the Year Round dealt with some aspect of international affairs or cultures, discounting the American Civil War, which Dickens instructed his staff to avoid unless they had specifically cleared a topic with him first. Old tales of crime (especially with a French or Italian setting), new developments in science (including the theories of Charles Darwin), lives and struggles of inventors, tales of exploration and adventure in distant parts, and examples of self-help among humble folk, are among the topics which found a ready welcome from Dickens.
Announcement in "Household Words" -- The poor man and his beer -- Five new points of criminal law -- Leigh Hunt: A remonstrance -- The Tattlesnivel Bleater -- The young man from the country -- An enlightened clergyman -- Rather a strong dose -- The Martyr Medium -- The late Mr. Stanfield -- A slight question of fact -- Landor's life -- Address which appeared shortly previous to the completion of the 20th volume.