Neighbours

At the first double knock every window in the street became alive with female heads.

Background. "At the first double knock every window in the street became alive with female heads." is a quotation from Martin Chuzzlewit (Chapter 19). Martin Chuzzlewit is the sixth novel by Charles Dickens originally published between 1843 and 1844.   Context. Description of the visit by Mr Pecksniff to the home of Sarah Gamp. As he knocks on her door, he is surrounded by neighbours curious as to why he would be visiting a midwife. Taken from the following passage [...]

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