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Charles Dickens quotations on the theme of Crime.

 

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 Crime.


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He washed his clients off, as if he were a surgeon or a dentist.

Background. “He washed his clients off, as if he were a surgeon or a dentist.” is a quotation taken from Great Expectations (Chapter 26). Great Expectations is Charles Dickens‘s thirteenth novel first published between 1860 and 1861.     Context. This quote describes an observation of the lawyer Jaggers by Pip about his constant need […]

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Don’t commit yourself, and don’t commit any one. You understand—any one. Don’t tell me anything: I don’t want to know anything; I am not curious.

Background. “Don’t commit yourself, and don’t commit any one. You understand—any one. Don’t tell me anything: I don’t want to know anything; I am not curious.” is a quotation taken from Great Expectations (Chapter 40). Great Expectations is Charles Dickens‘s thirteenth novel first published between 1860 and 1861.     Context. Quotation said by the […]

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I was sent for life. It’s death to come back.

Background. “I was sent for life. It’s death to come back.” is a quotation from the novel Great Expectations (Chapter 39). Great Expectations is Charles Dickens‘s thirteenth novel first published between 1860 and 1861.   Context. Quotation said by the character Abel Magwitch. The convict Abel Magwitch returns to England after being transported to Australia […]

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nicholas_nickleby

Drinking-tents were full, glasses began to clink in carriages, hampers to be unpacked, tempting provisions to be set forth, knives and forks to rattle, champagne corks to fly, eyes to brighten that were not dull before, and pickpockets to count their gains during the last heat

Background. “Drinking-tents were full, glasses began to clink in carriages, hampers to be unpacked, tempting provisions to be set forth, knives and forks to rattle, champagne corks to fly, eyes to brighten that were not dull before, and pickpockets to count their gains during the last heat.” is a quotation from Nicholas Nickleby (Chapter 50). […]

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oliver_twist

A very notorious metropolitan police office.

Background. “A very notorious metropolitan police office.” is a quotation from Oliver Twist (Chapter 11). Oliver Twist, subtitled The Parish Boy’s Progress, is the second novel by Charles Dickens, published in 1837.   Have Your Say. Give your view on “A very notorious metropolitan police office.” with a rating and help us compile the very […]

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It was a ghastly figure to look upon. The murderer staggering backward to the wall, and shutting out the sight with his hand, seized a heavy club and struck her down.

Background. “It was a ghastly figure to look upon. The murderer staggering backward to the wall, and shutting out the sight with his hand, seized a heavy club and struck her down.” is a quotation from Oliver Twist (Chapter 47). Oliver Twist, subtitled The Parish Boy’s Progress, is the second novel by Charles Dickens, published […]

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