Inequality

Charles Dickens quotations on the theme of Inequality.

 

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 450 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 Inequality.


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Death, fires, and burglary, make all men equals.

Background. "Death, fires, and burglary, make all men equals." is a quotation from Oliver Twist (Chapter 28). Oliver Twist, subtitled The Parish Boy’s Progress, is the second novel by Charles Dickens, published in 1837.   Context. Taken from the following passage in Chapter 28 of Oliver Twist: Oliver felt such fear come over him when he recognised the place, that, for the instant, he forgot the agony of his wound, and thought only of flight. Flight! He could scarcely stand: and [...]

2018-09-30T14:26:41+00:00Categories: Oliver Twist|Tags: , |

Injustice breeds injustice.

Background. "Injustice breeds injustice." is a quotation from Bleak House (Chapter 39). 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. Taken from the following passage in Chapter 39 (Attorney and Client) of Bleak House: Richard, emerging from the heavy shade of Symond’s Inn into the sunshine of Chancery Lane—for there happens to be sunshine there to-day—walks thoughtfully on, and turns into Lincoln’s Inn, [...]

2018-07-21T19:13:47+00:00Categories: Bleak House|Tags: , |

No one who can read, ever looks at a book, even unopened on a shelf, like one who cannot.

Background. "No one who can read, ever looks at a book, even unopened on a shelf, like one who cannot." is a quotation from Our Mutual Friend (Book 1, Chapter 3). Our Mutual Friend was Charles Dickens's fourteenth and last completed novel, published between 1865.     Have Your Say. Give your view on "No one who can read, ever looks at a book, even unopened on a shelf, like one who cannot." with a rating and help us compile [...]

2018-03-09T14:06:05+00:00Categories: Our Mutual Friend|Tags: , , |
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