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Charles Dickens quotations on the theme of Age.

 

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 350 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 Age.


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Miss Knag still aimed at youth, although she had shot beyond it, years ago.

Background. “Miss Knag still aimed at youth, although she had shot beyond it, years ago” is a quotation from Nicholas Nickleby (Chapter 17). 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.   Have Your Say. Give […]

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Miss Maria Crumpton admitted she was forty; an admission which was rendered perfectly unnecessary by the self-evident fact of her being at least fifty.

Background. “Miss Maria Crumpton admitted she was forty; an admission which was rendered perfectly unnecessary by the self-evident fact of her being at least fifty.” is a quotation from Sketches by Boz, Tales. Chapter 3 (Sentiment). Sketches by Boz is a collection of short pieces written by Charles Dickens and published as a book in 1836. […]

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Mr. Augustus Minns was a bachelor, of about forty as he said — of about eight-and-forty as his friends said.

Background. “Mr. Augustus Minns was a bachelor, of about forty as he said — of about eight-and-forty as his friends said.” is a quotation from Sketches by Boz, Tales, Chapter 2 (Mr. Minns and his Cousin). Sketches by Boz is a collection of short pieces written by Charles Dickens and published as a book in […]

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