Background. “A confused mixture of arms, legs, staves, torn coats, shouting, and struggling.” is a quotation from Sketches by Boz, Scenes, Chapter 22 (Gin Shops). Sketches by Boz is a collection of short pieces written by Charles Dickens and published as a book in 1836. Context. Description of a fight at a gin-shop. Taken […]
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Background. “The Jew inflicted a smart blow on Oliver’s shoulders with the club; and was raising it for a second, when the girl, rushing forward, wrested it from his hand” is a quotation from Oliver Twist (Chapter 16). Oliver Twist, subtitled The Parish Boy’s Progress, is the second novel by Charles Dickens, published in 1837. […]
Background. “It was a ghastly figure to look upon. The murderer staggering backward to the wall, and shutting out the sight with his hand, seized a heavy club and struck her down.” is a quotation from Oliver Twist (Chapter 47). Oliver Twist, subtitled The Parish Boy’s Progress, is the second novel by Charles Dickens, published […]