Charles Dickens

Victorian novelist who authored such classics as Oliver Twist, Great Expectations and A Christmas Carol

8,514 Questions
Charles Dickens

How are music and literature related?

Music and literature are linked in many ways. They both involve a great amount of creativity and imagination. Also, literature often has served as an inspiration for many composers such as Tchaikovsky and Prokofiev who have composed inspired by Romeo and Juliet. Mozart's Marriage of Figaro was inspired by a French play. Also worth noting, musical works such as operas and ballets require the writing of librettos and thus literary competence and imagination is an important part to a successful opera or ballet. Finally, music and literature are related through the importance that structure and emotional appeal have in both fields. Music needs to make an audience feel a certain emotion to have a desired effect as does literature. This is how music and literature are related.

Charles Dickens

Which Charles Dickens character said 'Something will turn up'?

Wilkins Micawber from Charles Dickens' David Copperfieldwas known for asserting his faith that "something will turn up".

Literature Classics
Charles Dickens
History of Writing

What were Charles Dickens' top ten best books?

1 A Tale of Two Cities

2 Great Expectations

3 Oliver Twist

4 David Copperfield

5 Little Dorrit

6 Bleak House

7 A Christmas Carol (novella)

8 Nicholas Nickleby

9 Martin Chuzzlewit

10 Hard Times

Charles Dickens

What was Charles Dickens pseudonym when he first began to write?


Charles Dickens

Was Charles Dickens really paid by the word?

Although this theory would explain why his novels tend to be rather...dense, it’s not true.

Dickens published most of his novels serially, meaning one section would be printed and sold each month, and he was paid for each one of these installments. For his first full-length novel, The Pickwick Papers, that meant 19 monthly installments at 32 pages each (except the last, which was a special “double issue”), and Dickens got paid each time he turned in 32 pages of text.

So, even though he wasn’t paid for each word, what is true is that he had a monetary incentive to make his novels longer, and honestly, I don’t blame him.

Literature Classics
Charles Dickens

Why is Charles Darnay imprisoned?

he had over spent in his money.

Charles Dickens
Great Expectations

Does pip and Estella get together in the end?

Yes and no. It depends what version of the book you have, because there are some that provide alternate endings; one with Pip & Estella together, and one that does not. This is most likely because of the high demand of a happier ending by Dickens' readers and possibly by a friend of Dickens. The original, sad ending might have been replaced by Dickens' edited ending in some editions. But the two endings are for the readers to decide whether Pip and Estella truly belong together.

Charles Dickens

What does the pilotage of timid women mean?

' . . . a small part of his income was derived from the pilotage of timid women . . . from Tellson's side of the tides to the opposite shore.' 'Pilotage' refers, in this context, to Mr. Cruncher's occupation of ferrying people across the river. He makes a speciaty of comforting and reassuring timid women, in the hope of a good tip.

Charles Dickens
Great Expectations

Who is the spider in the book Great Expectations by Charles Dickens by Charles Dickens?

This is the nickname for Bentley Drummle, which Jaggers had created. Drummle is probably called a spider because he lures unsuspecting prey into his web of jealousy, leaving the prey disoriented and upset (such as Pip). Had Pip seen Drummle before Estella's wedding, he probably would have had a devilish grin on his face just as much as a satisfied spider would.

Charles Dickens

How many novels did Charles Dickens write?

Charles Dickens, prolific Victorian author, wrote 14 complete novels in his lifetime and left behind one unfinished one. He was more than a novelist, though—he also wrote novellas (A Christmas Carol is one of them), short stories, poetry, and nonfiction.

Dickens published all of these novels serially, meaning a few chapters at a time would come out regularly, typically once a week or once a month. He was paid per installment, but not per word, as some erroneously believe.

Books and Literature
Literature Classics
Charles Dickens

What would Mr Wemmick tell a person who protested Mr Jaggers' fees?

Find another lawyer!

Charles Dickens

When did John Dickens and Elizabeth Dickens die?

John and Elizabeth Dickens were Charles Dickens' parents. John died on March 31, 1851; Elizabeth died on September 13, 1863.

Charles Dickens
Great Expectations
A Tale of Two Cities

Does pip ever get with estella?


Charles Dickens
A Christmas Carol

What was the name of Scooges' dead business partner in A Christmas Carol?

Jacob Marley was Ebenezer Scrooge's business partner in Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol." He was the very first ghostly visitor to Scrooge on Christmas Eve to tell Scrooge that he would be visited by three other spirits that night.

The opening sentences of the book are

"Marley was dead: to begin with. There is no doubt whatever about that."

Charles Dickens

Who is Scrooge's accountant?

Jacob Marley, I think :)

Personal Finance
Small Business and Entrepreneurship
Business Plans
Charles Dickens

What are some good plans that could be considered when you repay debts for your business?

Well it seems like you are asking how you should go about repaying debts for your business correct? First and foremost, you should take care of any debts you owe where you loaned money. Those tend to have the highest interest rates which means the longer you delay paying it off, the more you'll end up owing at the end. Second, you can pay off any debt that you may have racked up on credit cards because once again there is interest on your business credit card as well. However, the principle interest on credit cards is usually lower than that from a loan so I would take that route.

I don't understand what you are asking.. What do you mean?

Literature Classics
Charles Dickens

What is the life span of the Ghost of Christmas present?

One day

Charles Dickens

How many books did Charles Dickens write?

2. A Message from the Sea

3. A Tale of Two Cities

4. All The Year Round

5. American Notes

6. Barnaby Rudge

7. Bleak House

8. David Copperfield

9. Dombey and Son

10. Great Expectations

11. Hard Times

12. Holiday Romance

13. Hunted Down

14. Little Dorrit

15. Martin Chuzzlewit

16. Master Humphrey's Clock

17. Mudfog and Other Sketches

18. Nicholas Nickleby

19. Oliver Twist

20. Our Mutual Friend

21. Reprinted Pieces

22. Sketches by Boz

23. The Battle of Life

24. The Chimes

25. The Cricket of me

26. The Haunted Man and the Ghost's Bargain

27. The Lazy Tour of Two Idle Apprentices

28. The Mystery of Edwin Drood

29. The Old Curiosity Shop

30. The Pickwick Papers

31.The Uncommercial Traveller

In addition, he wrote some non-fiction:

1. A Child's History of England

2. Miscellaneous Papers

3. Pictures From Italy

34 Novels All together.

The most famous one is Oliver Twist.


Charles Dickens

How much did Charles Dickens weigh when he was born?

There is no record of that.

Charles Dickens

What kind of social issues was Charles Dickens concerned about?


Charles Dickens

Why was Charles Dickens family imprisoned at Marshalsea Prison?

His father James Dickens and his family was sent to marshal sea because his father always spent more than he had and was in debt with many people.

In them times people who could not pay their debts where sent to the detours prison marshalsea . So that's where the Dickens family went apart from Charles and his sister Fanny. Until Charles came into fortune when a family member died so he paid for his family to be released.

Charles Dickens

Why does Stryver call attention to his learned friend Mr Carton?

because ms cartoon learned that his friend wasnt who she thought it was which came that stryver discovered mr and ms. cartoon were bangin,

which came to the conclusion that mr cartoon is gay.

Charles Dickens

How many grandchildren did Charles Dickens have?


Charles Dickens

How many brothers and sisters did Charles Dickens have?

He had 3 brothers and six sisters who all had to leave school when John Dickens got arrested for having too much debt.

Charles Dickens

Why was Charles Dickens dad send to prison?

becuase he raped somone


Copyright © 2020 Multiply Media, LLC. All Rights Reserved. The material on this site can not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with prior written permission of Multiply.