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- English writer whose novels depicted and criticized social injustice (1812-1870)
How To Use Dickens In A Sentence
- Dickens'works are also characterized by a mingling of humor and pathos.
- Nothing that we do, is done in vain. I believe, with all my soul, that we shall see triumph. Charles Dickens
- Blindly, unwittingly, erringly as Dickens often urged them, these ideals mark the whole tendency of his fiction, and they are what endear him to the heart, and will keep him dear to it long after many a cunninger artificer in letters has passed into forgetfulness. Literature and Life (Complete)
- Poetry makes life what lights and music do the stage. Charles Dickens
- There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humor. Charles Dickens
- By contrast, Dickens's second protagonist, Oliver Twist, experiences what seems set to be his climacteric in an intensely fraught boyhood.
- We are asked by the author, a biographer not only of Charles Dickens but of London too, to contemplate the novelist unbuttoned, in peep-show dishabille.
- This is why MGM was the echt Hollywood studio of the first half of the century, its scripts adapted from nineteenth-century novels by Tolstoy and Dickens, its gowns by Adrian, and its sets by Cedric Gibbons.
- Although a skillful flatterer is a most delightful companion if you have him all to yourself, his taste becomes very doubtful when he takes to complimenting other people. Charles Dickens
- In "Hard Times," Dickens dismisses the claim of the utilitarian social scientists to understand man's fate through statistics, as if the quantifiable were the only real "fact" about our lives. 'The Inimitable'