Quotes and Notes #232, July 2
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“The sun—the bright sun, that brings back, not light alone, but new life, and hope, and freshness to man—burst upon the crowded city in clear and radiant glory.
I owe a lot of my interest in Western history not just to textbooks but to historical fiction. The works of Charles Dickens particularly had me imagine the industrial sprawl of urbanized London in the nineteenth century from a young age. 936 more words
The famous triumph of engineering was re-erected at Sydenham, celebrated by a week long Handel festival. This is from The Year of the Wombat by Francis Watson: 612 more words
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Often considered Charles Dickens’ masterpiece, Bleak House blends together several literary genres–detective fiction, romance, melodrama, and satire–to create an unforgettable portrait of the decay and corruption at the heart of law and society in Victorian England. 916 more words