dickensian dickensian  /dɪ ˈkɛn zi ən/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) of or like the novels of Charles Dickens (especially with regard to poor social and economic conditions)

News

  • Tiny troupes try to break the ice at theater fest

    Jess Chayes Set on a Metro-North train, the Assembly’s “That Poor Dream” explores class consciousness via a Dickensian lens. When the Ice Factory Festival opens its 20th season tonight, no one will be happier than Robert Lyons, its artistic director: That’s because he’ll finally get to see...
    on June 26, 2013     Source: New York Post

Quotes

  1. "Harry is such a Dickensian character," says Riley. "I wondered if I would be able to disappear ...... but we got the false teeth to make him look like the product of British dentistry ...... and at one point, I decided to take him out."
    on Jul 5, 2010 By: Michael Riley Source: Montreal Gazette

  2. "It is almost 200 years old and is steeped in the language and attitudes of Dickensian England," Mr Hulls said. "Under the Vagrancy Act it is an offence to profess or pretend to tell fortunes or practise witchcraft. But the times have long...
    on Jul 20, 2005 By: Rob Hulls Source: The Age

  3. Hoskins said: "It's a fantastic privilege to be involved, especially as I will be starting the celebrations at St Paul's in the heart of Dickensian London."
    on Oct 13, 2009 By: Bob Hoskins Source: This is London

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