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The Day Dickens Discovered Newgate: How One Visit to the Infamous Gaol Shaped the Work of Charles Dickens

During the 19th century, London was home to some of the most cruel and ruthless environments in Victorian England. However, for many, there were none quite as unforgiving as the dreaded Newgate gaol. 1,952 more words

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Charles Dickens

For you, and for any dear to you, I would do anything. I would embrace any sacrifice for you and for those dear to you. And when you see your own bright beauty springing up anew at your feet, think now and then that there is a man who would give his life, to keep a life you love beside you. 14 more words


The Affinity of Silence and Subjugation

In the society of Victorian Britain women were always silent; left without a voice in terms of politics, science, religion, history and even without a say over the direction of their own lives. 1,657 more words

Dear Mr. Knightley

When the real world becomes too much, or if the real world starts taking things that you love away from you what do you do? Fight against it? 1,013 more words

The Separate/Silent System - Impact and Defiance

The idea of a ‘separate system’ in British prisons was introduced in the 19th Century, influenced by Cherry Hill Prison in Pennsylvania, USA. It was widely believed during this period that criminals were bad because they had been open to influences that made them that way. 1,908 more words

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A snapshot of my reading week in quotes…

“It’s a weakness in our family,” said Mrs Nickleby, “so, of course, I can’t be blamed for it. 792 more words

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BOOK REVIEW: A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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There’s a famous quote that has been attributed to various individuals, including both Mark Twain and Blaise Pascal. 425 more words