Seth Pecksniff

Some people likened him to a direction-post, which is always telling the way to a place, and never goes there.

Background. "Some people likened him to a direction-post, which is always telling the way to a place, and never goes there." is a quotation from Martin Chuzzlewit (Chapter 2). Martin Chuzzlewit, is the sixth novel by Charles Dickens originally published between 1843 and 1844.     Context. Description of Seth Pecksniff (usually referred to throughout the novel as Mr. Pecksniff). Taken from the following passage in Chapter 2 of the novel Martin Chuzzlewit: It has been remarked that Mr Pecksniff was a [...]

2018-07-31T12:41:31+00:00Categories: Martin Chuzzlewit|Tags: |

At the first double knock every window in the street became alive with female heads.

Background. "At the first double knock every window in the street became alive with female heads." is a quotation from Martin Chuzzlewit (Chapter 19). Martin Chuzzlewit is the sixth novel by Charles Dickens originally published between 1843 and 1844.   Context. Description of the visit by Mr Pecksniff to the home of Sarah (Sairey) Gamp. As he knocks on her door, he is surrounded by neighbours curious as to why he would be visiting a midwife. Taken from the following [...]

2018-10-22T08:31:08+00:00Categories: Martin Chuzzlewit|Tags: |

After making a futile attempt to pull off his shoes, he fell into the fireplace.

Background. "After making a futile attempt to pull off his shoes, he fell into the fireplace." is a quotation from Martin Chuzzlewit (Chapter 9). Martin Chuzzlewit is the sixth novel by Charles Dickens originally published between 1843 and 1844.     Context. Seth Pecksniff recalls his dead wife in front of the fire before stumbling in it. Illustration by Fred Barnard from a later edition of Martin Chuzzlewit. Seth Pecksniff has a lucky escape after a little too [...]

2017-12-08T13:05:43+00:00Categories: Martin Chuzzlewit|Tags: |
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