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He gives present-day consumers of popular media what they already like: visual and aural signatures that make characters unforgettable, colorful settings in which objects often become creatures, people easy to love and people easy to hate. She had not been with us more than a year (I remember her being newly out of mourning at the time it struck me), when I observed to myself one evening that she had curiously thoughtful and attentive eyes; eyes that were very pretty and very good.

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Steerforth, James is a childhood friend of David Copperfield, he seduces Emily and then tires of her. We are talking here about the man who was probably the most popular prose stylist who ever lived, whose A Tale of Two Cities remains the world’s best-selling novel—200 million sold, and counting.I cannot say whether any diseased affection of the heart caused her lips to be parted as if she were panting, and her face to bear a curious expression of suddenness and flutter; but I know that I had been to see Macbeth at the theatre, a night or two before, and that her face looked to me as if it were all disturbed by fiery air, like the faces I had seen rise out of the Witches' cauldron. Pip falls in love with her, she spurns him, but after several years they meet and vow to remain together. The biographer wants to “avert” her eyes from much of Dickens’s activity during 1858, when he asked Forster to negotiate with Catherine for a legal separation and then, against his friend’s counsel, published self-vindications in the Times, the New York Tribune, and his own magazine, Household Words. Nupkins, Mr Mr Nupkins is the Mayor and principal magistrate of Ipswitch, before whom Mr Pickwick is hauled on suspicion of intent to fight a duel with Peter Magnus, in The Pickwick Papers.

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Jellyby, Caroline (Caddy) is the miserable daughter of Mrs Jellyby in Bleak House, who eventually finds happiness with Prince Turveydrop. His only client is the Boffins, which puts him in the middle of much of the story in Our Mutual Friend. He is looked upon with scorn by his younger brother because he embezzled money from the firm when a young man.Shelley had been wildly promiscuous, but it was always with women more or less his own tender age (he died at 30).

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A few years later she was asked to be godmother to Charles and Catherine Dickens’s first child, Charley.Described as "not tall like her mother, but short like her father; from the former she inherited a voice of harsh quality; from the latter a remarkable expression of the right eye, something akin to having none at all.

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In quickly closing with her, the rising 24-year-old novelist was committing what “he came to regard…as the worst mistake in his life. Littimer Manservant to Steerforth, involved in the concealment of the elopement of Steerforth and Emily.That’s why Nelly had to be kept in the closet—that is, a private house in a London suburb where Dickens would visit under the alias of “Charles Tringham. He defended the reputation of her younger sister Georgina against charges of disloyalty to Catherine, since Georgina, having lived as a member of the family, chose to stay on as Dickens’s housekeeper. Ternan and her three daughters, pay court to Nelly, and demand that his children and friends toe the line about his relationship with her—or be eternally banished. At the time of their creation, however, Dickens was emulating a popular impression of what a well-brought up young lady should be like.

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