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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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dombey_and_son

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.

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 […]

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sketchesbyboz

Matrimony is proverbially a serious undertaking.

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 […]

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