Hair

A row of bald old curls that could scarcely be called false, they were so very innocent of anything approaching to deception.

Background. "A row of bald old curls that could scarcely be called false, they were so very innocent of anything approaching to deception." is a quotation from Martin Chuzzlewit (Chapter 25). Martin Chuzzlewit is the sixth novel by Charles Dickens originally published between 1843 and 1844.   Context. Description of the wig of Sarah Gamp. Taken from the following passage in Chapter 25 of the novel Martin Chuzzlewit: ‘I a’most forgot the piller, I declare!’ said Mrs Gamp, drawing it away. ‘There! [...]

2018-05-15T11:23:25+00:00 Categories: Martin Chuzzlewit|Tags: , |

He parted his hair on the centre of his forehead in the form of a Norman arch.

Background. "He parted his hair on the centre of his forehead in the form of a Norman arch." is a quotation from Sketches by Boz, Our Parish, Chapter 2 (The Curate. The Old Lady. The Half-Pay Captain). Sketches by Boz is a collection of short pieces written by Charles Dickens and published as a book in 1836.   Have Your Say. Give your view on "He parted his hair on the centre of his forehead in the form of a Norman [...]

2018-05-15T15:44:57+00:00 Categories: Sketches by Boz|Tags: , |