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Charles Dickens quotations on the theme of Home.

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 400 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 Home.


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This is a pretty pleasure-ground.

Background. "This is a pretty pleasure-ground." is a quotation from Great Expectations (Chapter 25). Great Expectations is Charles Dickens's thirteenth novel first published between 1860 and 1861.   Context. This quote is said by Wemmick's elderly father to Pip, who has arrived at Wemmick's strange hand-built house that resembles a small castle, complete with a drawbridge, canon and flagpole. Quotation taken from the following passage in Chapter 25 of Great Expectations: in which Pip arrives at Wemmick's house at Walworth [...]

2018-05-15T11:14:46+00:00 Categories: Great Expectations|Tags: , |

It is a most miserable thing to feel ashamed of home.

Background. "It is a most miserable thing to feel ashamed of home." is a quotation from Great Expectations (Chapter 14). Great Expectations is Charles Dickens's thirteenth novel first published between 1860 and 1861.   Context. Quotation said by the character Pip (the narrator of Great Expectations). Pip is embarrassed by his upbringing, which he views as "all coarse and common" now that he has met Miss Havisham and her ward Estella, who he views as being in a different social [...]

2018-05-08T09:50:28+00:00 Categories: Great Expectations|Tags: , |

Fairy-land to visit, but a desert to live in.

Background. "Fairy-land to visit, but a desert to live in" is a quotation from Bleak House (Chapter 2). 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.   Context. Description of Lady Dedlock's London home. Taken from the following passage in Chapter 2 of Bleak House: With all her perfections on her head, my Lady Dedlock has come up from her place in Lincolnshire [...]

2017-12-08T13:24:00+00:00 Categories: Bleak House|Tags: |

Charity begins at home, and justice begins next door.

Background. "Charity begins at home, and justice begins next door." is a quotation from Martin Chuzzlewit (Chapter 27). Martin Chuzzlewit was the sixth novel by Charles Dickens originally published between 1843 and 1844.   Context. Quotation said by the character Montague Tigg, speaking to Jonas Chuzzlewit. Montague Tigg is a down-on-his-luck rogue at the beginning of the novel Martin Chuzzlewit, and a hanger-on to distant Chuzzlewit kin Chevy Slyme. Later, he starts a thriving, sleazy insurance business, The Anglo-Bengalee Disinterested Loan [...]

2018-05-11T20:19:36+00:00 Categories: Martin Chuzzlewit|Tags: , , |

Home is a name, a word, it is a strong one; stronger than magician ever spoke, or spirit ever answered to, in the strongest conjuration.

Background. "Home is a name, a word, it is a strong one; stronger than magician ever spoke, or spirit ever answered to, in the strongest conjuration." is a quotation from Martin Chuzzlewit (Chapter 35). Martin Chuzzlewit was the sixth novel by Charles Dickens originally published between 1843 and 1844.   Have Your Say. Give your view on "Home is a name, a word, it is a strong one; stronger than magician ever spoke, or spirit ever answered to, in the [...]

2017-12-08T13:26:19+00:00 Categories: Martin Chuzzlewit|Tags: |