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The slighter branches cracked and rattled as they moved, in skeleton dances, to its moaning music.

Background. “The slighter branches cracked and rattled as they moved, in skeleton dances, to its moaning music.” is a quotation from Martin Chuzzlewit (Chapter 2). Martin Chuzzlewit, is the sixth novel by Charles Dickens originally published between 1843 and 1844.     Context. Taken from the following passage in Chapter 2 of the novel Martin Chuzzlewit: The […]

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On the motionless branches of some trees, autumn berries hung like clusters of coral beads, as in those fabled orchards where the fruits were jewels.

Background. “On the motionless branches of some trees, autumn berries hung like clusters of coral beads, as in those fabled orchards where the fruits were jewels.” is a quotation from Martin Chuzzlewit (Chapter 2). Martin Chuzzlewit, is the sixth novel by Charles Dickens originally published between 1843 and 1844.     Context. Taken from the […]

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It was a town of red brick, or of brick that would have been red if the smoke and ashes had allowed it.

Background. “It was a town of red brick, or of brick that would have been red if the smoke and ashes had allowed it.” is a quotation from Hard Times (Book 1, Chapter 5). Hard Times – For These Times (more commonly now known as Hard Times) is the tenth novel by Charles Dickens, first […]

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The occasional appearance of the river in the drawing-room, and the contemporaneous disappearance of the lawn and shrubbery.

Background. “The occasional appearance of the river in the drawing-room, and the contemporaneous disappearance of the lawn and shrubbery.” is a quotation from the novel Dombey and Son (Chapter 24). Dombey and Son was Charles Dickens’s seventh novel, published between 1846 and 1848.     Context. This quotation describes flooding of the Skettles’ villa at […]

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Coketown lay shrouded in a haze of its own, which appeared impervious to the sun’s rays.

Background. “Coketown lay shrouded in a haze of its own, which appeared impervious to the sun’s rays.” is a quotation from Hard Times (Book 2, Chapter 1). Hard Times – For These Times (more commonly now known as Hard Times) is the tenth novel by Charles Dickens, first published in 1854.   Context. Taken from […]

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