WICKED WIT OF CHARLES DICKENS


WICKED WIT OF CHARLES DICKENS

SHELLEY KLEIN    Book Number: 90324    Product format: Hardback

'There are books of which the backs and covers are by far the best parts', Dickens wrote in Oliver Twist, but this book promises the best of the author's wit and wisdom on every single page. Shelley Klein has collated 161 of Dickens' quotes, excerpts and passages on a range of subjects: from childhood and adolescence, love and bumblings, to husbands and wives or prison, politics and the law. Take great joy in pouring over quotes across the classical writer's works such as Nicholas Nickelby, David Copperfield, A Tale of Two Cities and Great Expectations. The reader will find themselves chuckling at the quote, 'it was not a bosom to repose upon, but it was a capital bosom to hang jewels upon' from Little Dorrit, Dickens' observation that he 'never had anything left to [him] but relations', or the absurd excerpt from Dombey and Sons from the character Mrs Skewton: 'Cows are my passion. What I have ever sighed for, has been to retreat to a Swiss farm, and live entirely surrounded by cows - and china.' Dickens' work does not shy away from ominous thoughts either, quoting Barnaby Rudge's Simon Tappertit's statement, 'something will come of this. I hope it mayn't be human gore!' and the description of Judy's circumstances in Bleak House where her 'business rather lay with the thorns than the flowers.' The collection also shares scribblings from the literary author's personal life including a letter from Dickens to Douglas Jerrold in 1842, his thoughts on America in 1842 and an observation following the death of his brother, Alfred, whose family Charles looked after in 1860. With timeline and thorough list of his works. 162pp.
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ISBN 9780785833253
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