Abandonment

Charles Dickens quotations on the theme of Abandonment.

Charles Dickens (1812 – 1870) was one of the foremost writers from the Victorian era and remains a popular widely-read author today. During his lifetime he produced 15 novels, five novellas, and a large number of shorter stories and essays. He wrote from personal experiences and concerned himself with a number of contemporary social issues whilst supporting numerous charitable causes, giving assistance in time, money or personal effort. Our archive of over 500 Charles Dickens quotations are organised by both source material, i.e. the work or speech in which it originally appeared, and also grouped thematically. In this archive, we have collected quotations from Charles Dickens works on the theme of Abandonment.


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My rescue from this kind of existence I considered quite hopeless, and abandoned, as such, altogether.

My rescue from this kind of existence I considered quite hopeless, and abandoned, as such, altogether.

I often forget in my dreams that I have a dear wife and children, and wander desolately back to that time of my life.

I often forget in my dreams that I have a dear wife and children, and wander desolately back to that time of my life.

2019-05-22T09:42:43+01:00Categories: Letters to Friends|Tags: |

Not an orphan in the wide world can be so deserted as the child who is an outcast from a living parent’s love.

Not an orphan in the wide world can be so deserted as the child who is an outcast from a living parent’s love.

2019-05-04T06:06:17+01:00Categories: Dombey and Son|Tags: , |

In the little world in which children have their existence whosoever brings them up, there is nothing so finely perceived and so finely felt as injustice.

In the little world in which children have their existence whosoever brings them up, there is nothing so finely perceived and so finely felt as injustice.

I am the only child of parents who weighed, measured, and priced everything; for whom what could not be weighed, measured, and priced, had no existence.

I am the only child of parents who weighed, measured, and priced everything; for whom what could not be weighed, measured, and priced, had no existence.

2019-04-24T13:33:09+01:00Categories: Little Dorrit|Tags: , |