Secrets

I don’t like word of mouth, we never know who’s listening.

Background. "I don’t like word of mouth, we never know who’s listening." is a quotation from Martin Chuzzlewit (Chapter 38). Martin Chuzzlewit is the sixth novel by Charles Dickens originally published between 1843 and 1844.     Context. This quotation is said by Nadgett in a conversation with Montague Tigg. Nadgett is a private detective who has found information about Jonas Chuzzlewit but doesn't wish to openly discuss it with Tigg. Taken from the following passage in Chapter 38 of the [...]

2017-12-08T13:05:22+00:00 Categories: Martin Chuzzlewit|Tags: , |

Mr Jackson struck his forefinger several times against the left side of his nose, to intimate that he was not there to disclose the secrets of the prison house.

Background. "Mr Jackson struck his forefinger several times against the left side of his nose, to intimate that he was not there to disclose the secrets of the prison house." is a quotation from The Pickwick Papers (Chapter 31). The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club, more commonly now known as simply The Pickwick Papers was Charles Dickens's first novel, published between 1836 and 1837.   Context. Description of Mr. Jackson, a clerk at the office of the law firm Dodson [...]

2018-02-24T19:49:04+00:00 Categories: The Pickwick Papers|Tags: , , |