Martin Chuzzlewit.

What lawsuits grow out of the graves of rich men, every day; sowing perjury, hatred, and lies among near kindred, where there should be nothing but love!

Background. “What lawsuits grow out of the graves of rich men, every day; sowing perjury, hatred, and lies among near kindred, where there should be nothing but love!” is a quotation taken from Martin Chuzzlewit (Chapter 3). Martin Chuzzlewit was the sixth novel by Charles Dickens originally published between 1843 and 1844.   Context. Quotation […]

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sketchesbyboz

He had to pass the public-house. He lingered for an instant, walked past it, turned back again, lingered once more, and finally slunk in.

Background.  “He had to pass the public-house. He lingered for an instant, walked past it, turned back again, lingered once more, and finally slunk in.” is a quotation taken Sketches by Boz, Tales, Chapter 12 (The Drunkard’s Death). Sketches by Boz is a collection of short pieces written by Charles Dickens and published as a book […]

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great_expectations

What have I done! What have I done! What have I done!

Background. “What have I done! What have I done! What have I done!” is a quotation from Great Expectations (Chapter 49). Great Expectations is Charles Dickens‘s thirteenth novel first published between 1860 and 1861.   Context. Quotation said by Miss Havisham. Later on into the story of Great Expectations, Miss Havisham repents when Estella leaves […]

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I stole her heart away, and put ice in its place.

Background. “I stole her heart away, and put ice in its place.” is a quotation from Great Expectations (Chapter 49). Great Expectations is Charles Dickens‘s thirteenth novel first published between 1860 and 1861.   Context. Quotation said by Miss Havisham. Later on into the story of Great Expectations, Miss Havisham repents when Estella leaves to […]

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I never had one hour’s happiness in her society, and yet my mind all round the four-and-twenty hours was harping on the happiness of having her with me unto death.

Background. “I never had one hour’s happiness in her society, and yet my mind all round the four-and-twenty hours was harping on the happiness of having her with me unto death.” is a quotation from Great Expectations (Chapter 38). Great Expectations is Charles Dickens‘s thirteenth novel first published between 1860 and 1861.   Context. Quotation […]

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nicholas_nickleby

There was a literary gentleman present who had dramatised in his time two hundred and forty-seven novels as fast as they had come out—some of them faster than they had come out—and who was a literary gentleman in consequence.

Background. “There was a literary gentleman present who had dramatised in his time two hundred and forty-seven novels as fast as they had come out—some of them faster than they had come out—and who was a literary gentleman in consequence.” is a quotation from Nicholas Nickleby (Chapter 48). The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby, […]

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nicholas_nickleby

When I dramatise a book, sir, that’s fame. For its author.

Background. “When I dramatise a book, sir, that’s fame. For its author.” is a quotation from Nicholas Nickleby (Chapter 48). The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby, more commonly referred to as Nicholas Nickleby, is the third novel by Charles Dickens, originally serialised between 1838 and 1839.   Context. Quotation said by a ‘literary gentleman’ who […]

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