Marley was dead to begin with
Quote by Charles Dickens: “Marley was dead, to begin with. There is no dou...”
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The language that Dickens used is unlike anything we use in everyday communication in Honestly, I can see how it could be hard for some to sit down and read page after page of the lengthy descriptions Dickens used- after all, we want to get to the meat of the story with the ghosts and the grumpy old man learning to appreciate kindness and friendship over money- but when we take the time to read what Dickens wrote he paints some amazing images in our heads. His description of Ebenezer Scrooge leaves no doubt we are dealing with a very unpleasant character:.
Colon: To Begin With.
An arresting start to a novel: note especially the strange punctuation, copied exactly from the first edition of This is therefore exactly the right moment to foreshadow the publication of our new Cambridge Library Collection series of Fiction and Poetry. Twenty titles will be available in the new year, and a first for us will be reissued in hardback and well as paperback. All the books are first editions, and all are single-volume works. All the covers can be seen here in their wonderful new livery: If you want to get a sense of what Thackeray or John Buchan saw inside their books when the printer delivered their gratis copies, these books are just what you need!
Humour and Crime Fiction Writer
There is no doubt whatever about that. Perhaps if the Short-eared Owl I had seen last month had been given a name, Marley would have been a good choice. But if that was his name, Marley was not dead, to begin with. I wrote the following two paragraphs. I know I am looking at a Short-eared Owl.