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Quotes from Charles Dickens for your Pleasure and Enlightenment


Charles Dickens has always been a source if interest and, great inspiration for me and from time to time will post my latest finds for your pleasure and enlightenment.

“If there were no bad people, there would be no good lawyers.”
Charles Dickens

“To conceal anything from those to whom I am attached, is not in my nature. I can never close my lips where I have opened my heart.”
Charles Dickens

“It is a melancholy truth that even great men have their poor relations.”

Charles Dickens

“A wonderful fact to reflect upon, that every human creature is constituted to be that profound secret and mystery to every other.”
Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens From Wikipedia

Charles John Huffam Dickens 7 February 1812 – 9 June 1870) was an English writer and social critic. He created some of the world’s most memorable fictional characters and is generally regarded as the greatest novelist of the Victorian Period. During his life, his works enjoyed unprecedented fame, and by the twentieth century his literary genius was broadly acknowledged by critics and scholars. His novels and short stories continue to be widely popular

Born in Portsmouth, England, Dickens left school to work in a factory after his father was thrown into debtors’ prison. Although he had little formal education, his early impoverishment drove him to succeed. Over his career he edited a weekly journal for 20 years, wrote 15 novels, 5 novellas and hundreds of short stories and non-fiction articles, lectured and performed extensively, was an indefatigable letter writer, and campaigned vigorously for children’s rights, education, and other social reforms.

Most notable works; The Old Curiosity Shop, A Christmas Carol, Great Expectations, Our Mutual Friend, David Copperfield…

James A Bresco

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