George Augustus Henry Sala (1828-1895) was an English journalist and author. At an early date he tried his hand at writing, and in 1851 attracted the attention of Charles Dickens, who published articles and stories by him in Household Words and subsequently in All the Year Round, and in 1856 sent him to Russia as a special correspondent. He became in 1857 a contributor to the Daily Telegraph, and it was in this capacity that he did his most characteristic work, whether as a foreign correspondent in all parts of the world, or as a writer of "leaders" or special articles. In 1860, he was given the editorship of Temple Bar, and over his own initials "G. A.S., " he began writing "Echoes of the Week" for the Illustrated London News. His works include: Twice Round the Clock; or, The Hours of the Day and Night in London (1859), The Strange Adventures of Captain Dangerous (1863), My Diary in America in the Midst of War (1865), Under the Sun: Essays Mainly Written in Hot Countries (1872), America Revisited (1882) and Echoes of the Year Eighteen Hundred and Eighty-Three (1884).