Background. “Most of the people I know would do far better to leave marriage alone. It is at the bottom of three fourths of their troubles.” is a quotation from Bleak House (Chapter 41). Bleak House was the ninth novel by Charles Dickens, intended to illustrate the evils caused by long, drawn-out legal cases in the […]
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Charles Dickens quotations on the theme of Marriage.
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 Marriage.
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Background. “There can be no disparity in marriage like unsuitability of mind and purpose” is a quotation from David Copperfield (Chapter 48). David Copperfield is the eighth novel by Charles Dickens, first published between 1849 and 1850. Have Your Say. Give your view on “There can be no disparity in marriage like unsuitability of […]
Background. “all the housemaid hopes is, happiness for ’em – but marriage is a lottery, and the more she thinks about it, the more she feels the independence and the safety of a single life” is a quotation from the novel Dombey and Son (Chapter 35). Dombey and Son was Charles Dickens’s seventh novel, published […]
Background. “Matrimony is proverbially a serious undertaking.” is a quotation from Sketches by Boz, Tales. Chapter 10 (A Passage in the life of Mr. Watkins Tottle). Sketches by Boz is a collection of short pieces written by Charles Dickens and published as a book in 1836. Context. Taken from the following passage in A Passage […]