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Charles Dickens quotations on the theme of Appearance.

 

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 Appearance.


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nicholas_nickleby

That sort of half-sigh, which, accompanied by two or three slight nods of the head, is pity’s small change in general society.

Background. “That sort of half-sigh, which, accompanied by two or three slight nods of the head, is pity’s small change in general society.” is a quotation from Nicholas Nickleby (Chapter 18). The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby, more commonly referred to as Nicholas Nickleby, is the third novel by Charles Dickens, originally serialised between […]

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Martin Chuzzlewit.

Keep up appearances whatever you do.

Background. “Keep up appearances whatever you do.” is a quotation from Martin Chuzzlewit (Chapter 11). Martin Chuzzlewit, was the sixth novel by Charles Dickens originally published between 1843 and 1844.   Have Your Say. Give your view on “Keep up appearances whatever you do.” with a rating and help us compile the very best Charles […]

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great_expectations

To judge from appearances, you’re out of luck.

Background. “To judge from appearances, you’re out of luck.” is a quotation taken from Great Expectations (Chapter 42). Great Expectations is Charles Dickens‘s thirteenth novel first published between 1860 and 1861.     Context. Quotation said by the villain Compeyson, as recalled by Abel Magwitch. Taken from the following passage in Chapter 42 of Great Expectations: […]

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great_expectations

I know that I had been to see Macbeth at the theatre, a night or two before, and that her face looked to me as if it were all disturbed by fiery air, like the faces I had seen rise out of the Witches’ caldron.

Background. “I know that I had been to see Macbeth at the theatre, a night or two before, and that her face looked to me as if it were all disturbed by fiery air, like the faces I had seen rise out of the Witches’ caldron.” is a quotation taken from Great Expectations (Chapter 26). […]

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He was a burly man of an exceedingly dark complexion, with an exceedingly large head, and a corresponding large hand.

Background. “He was a burly man of an exceedingly dark complexion, with an exceedingly large head, and a corresponding large hand.” is a quotation from the novel Great Expectations (Chapter 11). Great Expectations is Charles Dickens‘s thirteenth novel first published between 1860 and 1861.   Context. Description of the lawyer Mr. Jaggers by Pip, upon […]

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