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  • Charles Dickens - 1,014 words
    ... nd his wish to secure a steady income independent of his literary creativity made him plan several ventures in the 1840's. This return to journalism soon proved a great mistake, the biggest fiasco in a career that included nearly no misdirections or failures. He then moved onto a more limited but happier exercise of his talents, for more than a decade he directed a reformatory home for young female delinquents, which was financed by a wealthy friend Angela Burrdett-Coutts. He also used compassionate speaking abilities often in public speeches, fund-raising activities and private acts of charity. His next novel, was called Dombey and Son, written between the years 1846- 1848, it was cruci ...
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  • Charles Dickens - 1,027 words
    ... utions, evinced most powerfully in Bleak House but reappearing consistently throughout his work, is based on the first-hand knowledge of them that he gained at the outset of his career. The world of Pickwick Papers, is not simply the world of Dingley Dell and Eatanswill, neither is its total effect as disjointed, as its loosely constructed technique would perhaps imply. The novel is given shape both by a subtle development in the character of Pickwick himself and by the way in which its thematic concerns, most notably in the sequence of events involving Pickwick and the law, have the common element of an attack on inhumanity and selfishness. As Pickwick becomes more deeply involved with ...
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  • Charles Dickens - 717 words
    Charles Dickens In 1812, one of the greatest writers of all time, according to many, was born to the name of Charles John Huffman Dickens. Charles Dickens' family was not well to do, and was a lower-middle class family with eight children, Charles being the second. He had a painful personal life from growing up all the way until his later years, which was mostly due to the fact of being poor. Dickens, however, brought himself financial success in his later years. Charles Dickens wrote all kinds of literary works in the form of short stories and novels. He also had many great classics. Dickens is thought by many to be the greatest English novelist ever to have written a book. Charles Dickens ...
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  • The House Of Seven Gables Symbolism - 1,307 words
    ... it keeps the family from reaching the deed because it is hidden in a recess behind the picture. Similarly, the Pyncheon family has had several past problems because of greed over the deed (Abel 263). The picture has always held the deed which is a way to escape from the house, but the picture instead holds the deed until it is useless. The picture therefore continues to punish the family for their vicious actions against the Maules. The picture remains with the family, just like the guilt that has been passed on generation from generation over the Colonels immoral treatment of Matthew Maule (Abel 260). Hawthorne has turned the portrait into a lasting symbol of the families torrid past. ...
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