Last night I dreamed that I had a run-in with a gang of child-thieves, ala Charles Dickens’s Oliver Twist.

Last night I dreamed that I had a run-in with a gang of child-thieves, ala Charles Dickens’s Oliver Twist.


Helena Bonham Carter In ‘Great Expectations’?
I need for this to happen.  
Littlelistmaker just made my night with this news!

Helena Bonham Carter In ‘Great Expectations’?

I need for this to happen.  

Littlelistmaker just made my night with this news!

heyoscarwilde:

I fear you more than any spectre I have seen.
illustration by Marcos Chamizo :: via flickr.com

heyoscarwilde:

I fear you more than any spectre I have seen.

illustration by Marcos Chamizo :: via flickr.com

(via hauntedplaces)

Helena Bonham Carter as Miss Havisham in an upcoming Great Expectations.
HBC + Dickens?  I SWOON.
(Thanks for passing this along Tenebrous Kate!)

Helena Bonham Carter as Miss Havisham in an upcoming Great Expectations.

HBC + Dickens?  I SWOON.

(Thanks for passing this along Tenebrous Kate!)

They were a gloomy suite of rooms, in a lowering pile of building up a yard, where it had so little business to be, that one could scarcely help fancying it must have run there when it was a young house, playing at hide-and-seek with other houses, and have forgotten the way out again.
Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol
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Monday, 10th December
Marley was dead: to begin with. There is no doubt whatever about that. The register of his burial was signed by the clergymen, the clerk, the undertaker, and the chief mourner. Scrooge signed it: and Scrooge’s name was good upon ‘Change, for anything he chose to put his hand to. Old Marley was dead as a door-nail.
Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol
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Tuesday, 5th March
On the edge of the river I could faintly make out the only two black things in all the prospect that seemed to be standing upright; one of these was the beacon by which the sailors steered—an ugly thing when you were near it; the other, a gibbet with some chains hanging to it which had once held a pirate.
Charles Dickens, Great Expectations
If you can’t get to be oncommon through going straight, you’ll never get to do it through going crooked.
Charles Dickens, Great Expectations
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Thursday, 16th May
If a dread of not being understood be hidden in the breasts of other young people to anything like the extent to which it used to be hidden in mine—which I consider probable, as I have no particular reason to suspect myself of having being a monstrosity—it is the key to many reservations.
Charles Dickens, Great Expectations
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Wednesday, 22nd May
A most beastly place. Mudbank, mist, swamp and work; work, swamp, mist, and mudbank.
Charles Dickens, Great Expectations
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Thursday, 23rd May