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Charles Dickens quotations on the theme of Food.

 

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 Food.


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It wasn’t the wine, it was the salmon.

Background. “It wasn’t the wine, it was the salmon.” is a quotation taken from The Pickwick Papers (Chapter 8). The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club, more commonly now known as simply The Pickwick Papers was Charles Dickens‘s first novel, published between 1836 and 1837.   Context. Quotation said by the character Augustus Snodgrass. Taken from the […]

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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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There’s more of gravy than of grave about you.

Background. “There’s more of gravy than of grave about you.” is a quotation taken 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. This quotation is said by Ebenezer Scrooge to the Ghost of Jacob Marley. […]

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Please, sir, I want some more.

Background. “Please, sir, I want some more” is a quotation from Oliver Twist (Chapter 2). Oliver Twist, subtitled The Parish Boy’s Progress, is the second novel by Charles Dickens, published in 1837.     Context. Taken from the following paragraph in Chapter 2: The evening arrived; the boys took their places. The master, in his cook’s […]

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The bowls never wanted washing.

Background. “The bowls never wanted washing.” is a quotation taken from Oliver Twist (Chapter 2). Oliver Twist, subtitled The Parish Boy’s Progress, is the second novel by Charles Dickens, published in 1837.     Context. Taken from the following paragraph in Chapter 2 of Oliver Twist: The bowls never wanted washing. The boys polished them with […]

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David Copperfield.

I lived principally on Dora and coffee.

Background. “I lived principally on Dora and coffee” is a quotation from David Copperfield (Chapter 28). David Copperfield is the eighth novel by Charles Dickens, first published between 1849 and 1850.   Context. Taken from the following opening paragraph of Chapter 28 of David Copperfield: Until the day arrived on which I was to entertain my […]

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Couldn’t something temporary be done with a teapot?

Background. “Couldn’t something temporary be done with a teapot?” is a quotation from Dombey and Son (Chapter 2). Dombey and Son was Charles Dickens’s seventh novel, published between 1846 and 1848.   Context. Quote said by John Chick. Taken from the following passage in Chapter 2 of Dombey and Son: Mr Chick invaded the grave silence […]

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