Solitude

Florence lived alone in the great dreary house, and day succeeded day, and still she lived alone; and the blank walls looked down upon her with a vacant stare, as if they had a Gorgon-like mind to stare her youth and beauty into stone.

Background. "Florence lived alone in the great dreary house, and day succeeded day, and still she lived alone; and the blank walls looked down upon her with a vacant stare, as if they had a Gorgon-like mind to stare her youth and beauty into stone" is a quotation from Dombey and Son (Chapter 23). Dombey and Son was Charles Dickens's seventh novel, published between 1846 and 1848.   Context. Taken from the following opening passages in Chapter 23 (Florence solitary, [...]

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