What The Dickens? Fun Facts on his novels

This one is probably not going to be interesting  for most of you, because it relates to a bygone era, way before television. It was the golden age of books and Charles Dickens was the super star of his times

Below are some popular lines from his novels. See if you can place them or match them to the characters or his novels

  1. I am well aware that I am the ‘umblest person going; Let the other be where he may . My mother is likewise a very umble person. We live in a numble abode, but have much to be thankful for.
  2. “Please sir, I  want some more.”
  3. “Waiter; raw beefsteak for the gentlemans eye-nothing like raw beefsteak  for a bruise, sir: cold lamp-post very good, but lamp-post inconvenient – damned odd standing in the open street half an hour, with your eye against a lamp post….”
  4. It is far far better thing that I do, than I ever done; it is a far , far better rest than i go to than I ever known.
  5. “I think… that it (the house of commons) is the best  club in London
  6. wery glad to see you, indeed and hope our acquaintance may be a long ‘un, as the gent’lm’n said to the fi’pun note’
  7. When a man says he’s willing its as much as to say, that man’s waiting for an answer
  8. If the law supposses that, the law is a ass— a idiot
  9. Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen nineteen six, result happiness. Annual income twenty pounds , annual expenditure twenty pounds ought  and six, result misery
  10. you dont object to an aged parent, I hope?


The choices are

a. Sam Weller, Pickwick papers

b. Barkis, David Copperfield

c. Sidney Carton, A tale of two cities

d. Bumble the Beadle, Oliver Twist

e. Uriah Heep, David Copperield

f. Wemmick, Great expectattions

g. Mr Twemlow, Our Mutual friend

h. Oliver Twist, Oliver Twist

i. Mr Micawber, David Copperfield

j. Mr Kingle, Pickwick papers


See below for the answers








.1e, 2h, 3j, 4c, 5g, 6a, 7b, 8d, 9i, 10f.


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