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a word used in exclamations of confusion


English writer whose novels depicted and criticized social injustice (1812-1870)

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But the girl's oft-quoted lament sums up the impact Dickens had thanks to his novella A Christmas Carol, published in December 1843 when he was only 31.
Nevertheless, it does have one: that Dickens and London need to be understood together, not simply because Dickens loved London and set novels in it but because Dickens and London were formative of one another.
Such a moment again raises the question of the power of narrative not just to reflect but to shape the world: in some ways, we might see Dickens as inventing Cameron and his cronies.
In any case, Dickens had by the early 1850s already begun to "fall out of favor with mid-century reviewers" like James Fitzjames Stephen: Grass wisely argues that Our Mutual Friend's reception should be seen in the context of the "workings" of this broader "critical trend" rather than as a sudden downturn at the very end of Dickens' career (101).
Not to worry, Adam Long, founding member of The Reduced Shakespeare Company and co-creator of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) has turned his attention to Charles Dickens.
Featuring a wealth of fabulous, full-color artwork with a Victorian steampunk twist, Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol presents Dickens' timeless holiday short story, along with the classic Dickens stories "A Christmas Tree" and "The Story of the Goblins Who Stole a Sexton".
Charles Dickens and the Mid-Victorian Press 1850-1870
In 1846, Charles Dickens wrote to his close friend and future biographer John Forster, informing him that he was seriously considering the idea of giving paid readings of some of his most popular stories.
In the coming years Dickens went on to give public readings in London, the provinces, Ireland and Scotland, but the time and energy expended on such a frenetic schedule inevitably took its toll on his health.
It's not the ghost of Charles Dickens past returning to Mechanics Hall, at 7:30 p.
As I look up from my desk, I see a portrait of Charles Dickens, sitting at his desk, dreaming imaginatively about the characters in his novels, a picture I acquired visiting the Dickens home and museum in London, England.
The Mystery of Edwin Drood, the posthumous and incomplete novel that Charles Dickens was writing and publishing in monthly installments when he suddenly died on 9 June 1870, remains an unfathomable mystery, as its title ironically announces, for we obstinately expect mysteries in books to be solved.
THE British Boxing Board of Control have ordered Jazza Dickens and Kid Galahad for the vacant British super-bantamweight title.
The Selected Letters of Charles Dickens, Oxford University Press, 2012, pp.
Charles Dickens (1812-1870) was a great fan of royalty.