Victorian England: Queen Victoria’s England 1837-1901. A historical connection to A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. Background on Charles Dickens. Born on Feb. 7, 1812, in Portsmouth, England
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Victorian England: Queen Victoria’s England 1837-1901
A historical connection to
A Christmas Carol
by Charles Dickens
So, how did he become such a great writer?
*He had a keen eye which he used to observe closely the details of people’s daily lives and a keen ear which he used to mimic people’s subtle speech patterns. His keen awareness of details gave him the basis of his great stories that recreate the realities of those around him.
A real gentleman never swears or talks uproariously. He should never fail to raise his hat politely to an acquaintance of either sex. If he should bump into someone or step upon a lady’s dress he must "beg their pardon", and at no time should he lose his temper nor attract attention by excited conversation.
It is proper to offer a lady his arm, particularly in the evening and it should always be the right arm. People passing should observe the law of "turn to the right" and in this way the lady would not be jostled. It is always proper for a gentleman walking alone to give the lady or a gentleman with a lady the inside of the walk.
Camping, cycling, horseback riding, swimming, roller skating, croquet, golf, tennis, billiards, ball room dancing, shooting, hunting, yachting
*Let’s take a tour of a typical
middle-upper class Victorian home!
-‘the poor were improvident, they wasted any money they had on drink and gambling’
-‘God had put people in their place in life and this must not be interfered with because the life after death was more important’
Joseph Lewis: Prisoner #5248
Sentence: 1 month in prison
Walking the Treadwheel