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Quotations about Class by Charles Dickens

No one who can read, ever looks at a book, even unopened on a shelf, like one who cannot.

Background. “No one who can read, ever looks at a book, even unopened on a shelf, like one who cannot.” is a quotation taken from Our Mutual Friend (Book 1, Chapter 3). Our Mutual Friend was Charles Dickens‘s fourteenth and last completed novel, published between 1864 and 1865.     Have Your Say. Give your […]

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May not the complaint, that common people are above their station, often take its rise in the fact of uncommon people being below theirs?

Background. “May not the complaint, that common people are above their station, often take its rise in the fact of uncommon people being below theirs?” 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 […]

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The wish of persons in the humbler classes of life, to ape the manners and customs of those whom fortune has placed above them, is often the subject of remark, and not unfrequently of complaint.

Background. “The wish of persons in the humbler classes of life, to ape the manners and customs of those whom fortune has placed above them, is often the subject of remark, and not unfrequently of complaint” is a quotation from Sketches by Boz, Scenes, Chapter 9 (London Recreations). Sketches by Boz is a collection of […]

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