Background. “The Barnacles were a very high family, and a very large family.” is a Quotation from Little Dorrit. Book 1, Chapter 10. Little Dorrit was the eleventh novel from Charles Dickens, serialised between 1855 and 1857. A rags to riches story set in the 1820’s, Little Dorrit centres around the changing fortunes of the […]
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Charles Dickens quotations on the theme of Family.
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 Family.
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Background. “Accidents will occur in the best-regulated families.” is a quotation from David Copperfield (Chapter 28). David Copperfield is the eighth novel by Charles Dickens, first published between 1849 and 1850. Have Your Say. Give your view on “Accidents will occur in the best-regulated families.” with a rating and help us compile the very […]
Background. “My father’s family name being Pirrip, and my Christian name Philip, my infant tongue could make of both names nothing longer or more explicit than Pip. So, I called myself Pip, and came to be called Pip.” is a quotation from the novel Great Expectations (Chapter 1). Great Expectations is Charles Dickens‘s thirteenth novel […]
Background. “It is a melancholy truth that even great men have their poor relations.” is a quotation from Bleak House (Chapter 28). Bleak House was the ninth novel by Charles Dickens, intended to illustrate the evils caused by long, drawn-out legal cases in the Court of Chancery. Have Your Say. Give your view on […]
Background. “Dombey sat in the corner of the darkened room in the great arm-chair by the bedside, and Son lay tucked up warm in a little basket bedstead, carefully disposed on a low settee immediately in front of the fire and close to it, as if his constitution were analogous to that of a muffin, […]