David Copperfield

Britannia, that unfortunate female, is always before me, like a trussed fowl: skewered through and through with office-pens, and bound hand and foot with red tape.

Background. "Britannia, that unfortunate female, is always before me, like a trussed fowl: skewered through and through with office-pens, and bound hand and foot with red tape." is a quotation from David Copperfield (Chapter 43). David Copperfield is the eighth novel by Charles Dickens, first published between 1849 and 1850.   Context. This quote, by David Copperfield speaking as a parliamentary reporter. The quote, in the semi-autobiographical novel David Copperfield, reflects Charles Dickens' own experiences and observations working as a [...]

2018-09-14T14:49:14+00:00Categories: David Copperfield|Tags: , , |

That slow agony of my youth.

Background. "That slow agony of my youth." is a quotation from David Copperfield (Chapter 11). David Copperfield is the eighth novel by Charles Dickens, first published between 1849 and 1850.   Context. This quotation is taken from the final passage in Chapter 11 of David Copperfield: As I walked to and fro daily between Southwark and Blackfriars, and lounged about at meal-times in obscure streets, the stones of which may, for anything I know, be worn at this moment by [...]

2018-02-21T20:30:34+00:00Categories: David Copperfield|Tags: , |

Night after night, I record predictions that never come to pass, professions that are never fulfilled, explanations that are only meant to mystify.

Background. "Night after night, I record predictions that never come to pass, professions that are never fulfilled, explanations that are only meant to mystify." is a quotation from David Copperfield (Chapter 43). David Copperfield is the eighth novel by Charles Dickens, first published between 1849 and 1850.   Context. This quote, by David Copperfield speaking as a parliamentary reporter. The quote, in the semi-autobiographical novel David Copperfield, reflects Charles Dickens' own experiences and observations working as a young reporter at [...]

2018-09-12T14:57:51+00:00Categories: David Copperfield|Tags: , |

I lived principally on Dora and coffee.

Background. "I lived principally on Dora and coffee" is a quotation from David Copperfield (Chapter 28). David Copperfield is the eighth novel by Charles Dickens, first published between 1849 and 1850.   Context. Taken from the following opening paragraph of Chapter 28 of David Copperfield: Until the day arrived on which I was to entertain my newly-found old friends, I lived principally on Dora and coffee. In my love-lorn condition, my appetite languished; and I was glad of it, for I [...]

2018-02-21T20:30:31+00:00Categories: David Copperfield|Tags: , |

There can be no disparity in marriage like unsuitability of mind and purpose.

Background. "There can be no disparity in marriage like unsuitability of mind and purpose." is a quotation from David Copperfield. The quote is featured five times in the novel, four in Chapter 45 and again in Chapter 48. David Copperfield is the eighth novel by Charles Dickens, first published between 1849 and 1850.   Context. The quotation is originally said by Annie Strong to her husband, Doctor Strong in Chapter 45 of David Copperfield: ‘It was the first unhappiness of my new [...]

2018-05-09T12:24:48+00:00Categories: David Copperfield|Tags: |

Whether I shall turn out to be the hero of my own life, or whether that station will be held by anybody else, these pages must show.

Background. "Whether I shall turn out to be the hero of my own life, or whether that station will be held by anybody else, these pages must show." is a quotation from David Copperfield (Chapter 1). David Copperfield is the eighth novel by Charles Dickens, first published between 1849 and 1850.   Context.  These are the opening lines of the novel David Copperfield.     Have Your Say. Give your view on "Whether I shall turn out to be the [...]

2018-08-26T09:35:16+00:00Categories: David Copperfield|Tags: , |
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