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He keeps the existence of his mother a secret as he perpetuates the myth that he began life as an orphan who had to struggle to survive and to establish himself. For Dickens he embodies the unsympathetic qualities of the utilitarian social philosophy prevalent in Victorian England. Novel, an invented prose narrative of considerable length and a certain complexity that deals imaginatively with human experience, usually through a connected sequence of events involving a group of persons in a specific setting.
Within its broad framework, the genre of the novel has encompassed an…. Charles Dickens, English novelist, generally considered the greatest of the Victorian era. Dickens enjoyed a wider popularity during his…. For Dickens he embodies the unsympathetic qualities of the utilitarian social philosophy prevalent in Victorian….
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The emphasis was helped by the speaker's voice, which was inflexible, dry, and dictatorial. The emphasis was helped by the speaker's hair, which bristled on the skirts of his bald head, a plantation of firs to keep the wind from its shining surface, all covered with knobs, like the crust of a plum pie, as if the head had scarcely warehouse-room for the hard facts stored inside.
The speaker's obstinate carriage, square coat, square legs, square shoulders, - nay, his very neckcloth, trained to take him by the throat with an unaccommodating grasp, like a stubborn fact, as it was, - all helped the emphasis.