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Quotations about Books by Charles Dickens

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There was a literary gentleman present who had dramatised in his time two hundred and forty-seven novels as fast as they had come out—some of them faster than they had come out—and who was a literary gentleman in consequence.

Background. “There was a literary gentleman present who had dramatised in his time two hundred and forty-seven novels as fast as they had come out—some of them faster than they had come out—and who was a literary gentleman in consequence.” is a quotation from Nicholas Nickleby (Chapter 48). The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby, […]

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When I dramatise a book, sir, that’s fame. For its author.

Background. “When I dramatise a book, sir, that’s fame. For its author.” is a quotation from Nicholas Nickleby (Chapter 48). 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.   Context. Quotation said by a ‘literary gentleman’ who […]

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