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Quotations about Death by Charles Dickens

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Old Marley was as dead as a door-nail.

  Background.  “Old Marley was as dead as a door-nail” is a quotation from A Christmas Carol (Stave 1). A Christmas Carol is a novella, or short story, written by Charles Dickens and first published in the Christmas of 1843.   Context. The quote is a description of Jacob Marley, the former business partner of […]

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Death, fires, and burglary, make all men equals.

Background. “Death, fires, and burglary, make all men equals” is a quotation from Oliver Twist (Chapter 28). 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 “Death, fires, and burglary, make all men equals” with a rating and help […]

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Everything told of life and animation, but one dark cluster of objects in the centre of all – the black stage, the cross-beam, the rope, and all the hideous apparatus of death.

Background. “Everything told of life and animation, but one dark cluster of objects in the centre of all – the black stage, the cross-beam, the rope, and all the hideous apparatus of death” is a quotation from Oliver Twist (Chapter 52). Oliver Twist, subtitled The Parish Boy’s Progress, is the second novel by Charles Dickens, […]

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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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