Friends

He had a large circle of acquaintance, and seldom dined at his own expense.

Background. "He had a large circle of acquaintance, and seldom dined at his own expense." is a quotation from Sketches by Boz, Tales. Chapter 7 (The Steam Excursion). Sketches by Boz is a collection of short pieces written by Charles Dickens and published as a book in 1836.   Context. Description of Percy Noakes, the law student and life and soul of a party. The quote is taken from the following opening passage in the sketch The Steam Excursion: Mr. Percy [...]

2018-03-27T10:28:56+00:00 Categories: Sketches by Boz, The Steam Excursion|Tags: |

Solitary as an oyster.

Background. "Solitary as an oyster." 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.   Illustration from the original publication of A Christmas Carol showing Ebenezer Scrooge (left), here being visited by the ghost of his former business partner, Jacob Marley. Context. The quote is from a paragraph describing Ebenezer Scrooge at the beginning of A Christmas [...]

2018-05-11T20:49:38+00:00 Categories: A Christmas Carol|Tags: |

These friends, like astronomical distances, are only to be spoken of in the very largest figures.

Background. "These friends, like astronomical distances, are only to be spoken of in the very largest figures." is a quotation from Our Mutual Friend (Book 3, Chapter 17). Our Mutual Friend was Charles Dickens's fourteenth and last completed novel, published between 1864 and 1865.     Have Your Say. Give your view on "These friends, like astronomical distances, are only to be spoken of in the very largest figures." with a rating and help us compile the very best Charles [...]

2017-12-08T13:27:07+00:00 Categories: Our Mutual Friend|Tags: |