Master Humphreys Clock (Annotated)



Master Humphreys Clock (Annotated) I Am Not A Churlish Old Man Friendless I Can Never Be, For All Mankind Are My Kindred, And I Am On Ill Terms With No One Member Of My Great Family But For Many Years I Have Led A Lonely, Solitary Life What Wound I Sought To Heal, What Sorrow To Forget, Originally, Matters Not Now It Is Sufficient That Retirement Has Become A Habit With Me, And That I Am Unwilling To Break The Spell Which For So Long A Time Has Shed Its Quiet Influence Upon My Home And Heart.

Charles John Huffam Dickens 7 February 1812 9 June 1870 was an English writer and social critic He created some of the world s best known fictional characters and is regarded as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era His works enjoyed unprecedented popularity during his lifetime, and by the twentieth century critics and scholars had recognised him as a literary genius His novels and sho Charles John Huffam Dickens 7 February 1812 9 June 1870 was an English writer and social critic He created some of the world s best known fictional characters and is regarded as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era His works enjoyed unprecedented popularity during his lifetime, and by the twentieth century critics and scholars had recognised him as a literary genius His novels and short stories enjoy lasting popularity.Born in Portsmouth, Dickens left school to work in a factory when his father was incarcerated in a debtors prison Despite his lack of formal education, he edited a weekly journal for 20 years, wrote 15 novels, five novellas, hundreds of short stories and non fiction articles, lectured and performed extensively, was an indefatigable letter writer, and campaigned vigorously for children s rights, education, and other social reforms.Dickens was regarded as the literary colossus of his age His 1843 novella, A Christmas Carol, remains popular and continues to inspire adaptations in every artistic genre Oliver Twist and Great Expectations are also frequently adapted, and, like many of his novels, evoke images of early Victorian London His 1859 novel, A Tale of Two Cities, set in London and Paris, is his best known work of historical fiction Dickens s creative genius has been praised by fellow writers from Leo Tolstoy to George Orwell and G K Chesterton for its realism, comedy, prose style, unique characterisations, and social criticism On the other hand, Oscar Wilde, Henry James, and Virginia Woolf complained of a lack of psychological depth, loose writing, and a vein of saccharine sentimentalism The term Dickensian is used to describe something that is reminiscent of Dickens and his writings, such as poor social conditions or comically repulsive characters.On 8 June 1870, Dickens suffered another stroke at his home after a full day s work on Edwin Drood He never regained consciousness, and the next day, five years to the day after the Staplehurst rail crash, he died at Gad s Hill Place Contrary to his wish to be buried at Rochester Cathedral in an inexpensive, unostentatious, and strictly private manner, he was laid to rest in the Poets Corner of Westminster Abbey A printed epitaph circulated at the time of the funeral reads To the Memory of Charles Dickens England s most popular author who died at his residence, Higham, near Rochester, Kent, 9 June 1870, aged 58 years He was a sympathiser with the poor, the suffering, and the oppressed and by his death, one of England s greatest writers is lost to the world His last words were On the ground , in response to his sister in law Georgina s request that he lie down from Wikipedia

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10 thoughts on “Master Humphreys Clock (Annotated)

  1. Bettie☯ says:

    The reader must not expect to know where I live At present, it is true, my abode may be a question of little or no import to anybody but if I should carry my readers with me, as I hope to do, and there should spring up between them and me feelings of homely affection and regard attaching something of interest to matters ever so slightly connected with my fortunes or my speculations, even my place of residence might one day have a kind o...

  2. Jason Furman says:

    G.K Chesterton s review says it all about Master Humphrey s Clock As a triumph of Dickens, at least, it is not of great importance But as a sample of Dickens it happens to be of quite remarkable importance The very fact that it is somewhatlevel and even monotonous than most of his creations makes us realise, as it were, against what level and monotony those creations commonly stand out Originally a regular magazine written entirely by Charles Dickens, Master Humphrey s Clock uses an G.K Chesterton s review says it all about Master Humphrey s Clock As a triumph of Dickens, at least, it is not of great importance But as a sample of Dickens it happens to be of quite remarkable importance The very fact that it is somewhatlevel and even monotonous than most of his creations makes us realise, as it were, against what level and monotony those creations commonly stand out Originally a regular magazine written entirely by Charles Dickens, Master Humphrey s Clock uses an elderly gentleman named Master Humphrey as a frame for a number of stories It starts out in the style of...

  3. Leslie Crawley says:

    An absolute delight.

  4. Paul Brogan says:

    Since The Mystery of Edwin Drood was only half a story, the volume that Ernie gave me at our last Gentlemen s Book Club included Master Humphrey s Clock at the back, I suppose as a kind of compensation Originally, Dickens wrote it as a weekly periodical between April 1840 and December 1841 The illustrations, which I loved, were by George Cattermole and Hablot Browne, better known as Phiz Master Humphrey is a lonely, crippled old man who lives in London He keeps manuscripts in an antique cloc Since The Mystery of Edwin Drood was only half a story, the volume that Ernie gave me at our last Gentlemen s Book Club included Master Humphrey s Clock at the back, I suppose as a kind of compensation Originally, Dickens wrote it as a weekly periodical between April 1840 and December 1841 The illustrations, which I loved, were by George Cattermole and Hablot Browne, better known as Phiz Master Humphrey is a lonely, crippled old man who lives in London He keeps manuscripts in an antique clock by the chimney He decides to start a little club, Master Humphrey s Clock, at which the members, eventually six in total, including Mr Pickwick, would write and read out their manuscripts to the others A mirror club in the kitchen, Mr Weller s Watch, run by Mr Weller, has members including Master Humphrey s maid, the barber, and Sam Weller The collection serves also as an in...

  5. Jennifer Royan says:

    Unfortunate that this starts off as what would appear to be a collection of short ghostly tales by Dickens, but it taken over by the Old Curiosity Shop in it s entirety Still an enjoyable selection before it is overcome by Nell and Dick.

  6. June Louise says:

    If you are able to get your hands on a copy of this lesser known tale by Charles Dickens, I would urge you to It s a short story made up of short stories, quite Don Quixote ish in that respect, which when it was published originally included part of Dickens better known novels The Old Curiosity Shop which then became a novel in its own right and Barnaby Rudge.Master Humphrey is a lonely, crippled elderly man who lives alone After having bought a so called haunted house and having ha If you are able to get your hands on a copy of this lesser known tale by Charles Dickens, I would urge you to It s a short story made up of short stories, quite Don Quixote ish in that respect, which when it was published originally included part of Dickens better known novels The Old Curiosity Shop which then became a novel in its own right and Barnaby Rudge.Master Humphrey is a lonely, crippled elderly man who lives alone After having bought a so called haunted house and having had rumours about his strangeness spread about him by his neighbours, he eventually gets accepted into the area, and starts collecting friends, with whom to converse or share stories with His best friend is his clock which recalls to him memories of his ...

  7. Lee Razer says:

    In April of 1840 Dickens began his own weekly periodical, Master Humphrey s Clock, using the set up of a small circle of elderly gentlemen gathering around the grandfather clock at Humphrey s house once a week to share tales The first such tale concerns the statues at London s Guildhall of the giants Gog and Magog, fabled protectors of London, coming alive at night to swap tales themselves to pass the time Fairly amusing, I thought Though this section is titled First Night of the Giant Chron In April of 1840 Dickens began his own weekly periodical, Master Humphrey s Clock, using the set up of a small circle of elderly gentlemen gathering around the grandfather clock at Humphrey s house once a week to share tales The first such tale concerns the statues at London s Guildhall of the giants Gog and Magog, fabled protectors of London, coming alive at night to swap tales themselves to pass the time Fairly amusing, I thought Though this section is titled First Night of the Giant Chronicles , Dickens never returned to the theme Other parts include Master Humphrey describing his life and how he gathered together his small circle, which includes some quality pathos the centuries old c...

  8. Perry Whitford says:

    In 1840, Charles Dickens began to publish his own weekly paper in which he showcased his ongoing work to the public under the tightest of deadlines He managed to pull this off for 80 consecutive weeks before he called it of, admitting that it was compromising the quality of his writing.Master Humphrey s Clock was a venerable timepiece, a gentleman s society, and a publication dedicated to their histories and proceedings, our quiet speculations orbusy adventures Master Humphrey himself In 1840, Charles Dickens began to publish his own weekly paper in which he showcased his ongoing work to the public under the tightest of deadlines He managed to pull this off for 80 consecutive weeks before he called it of, admitting that it was compromising the quality of his writing.Master Humphrey s Clock was a venerable timepiece, a gentleman s society, and a publication dedicated to their histories and proceedings, our quiet speculations orbusy adven...

  9. Catherine says:

    This was just a group of strange little stories that I imagine weren t that popular when they first came out What it really is is the reason Dickens wrote The Old Curiosity Shop and Barnaby Rudge, neither of which I ve read Master Humphrey s Clock is the name of a literary circle of characters that get together at Master Humphrey s house, wind up his clock, and then read stor...

  10. Samuel Lubell says:

    This wasof a framing device for a magazine of stories and novels than anything else In what may be the earliest example of bringing back an old character to salvage a failing series, Dickens brings back Mr Pickwick from the Pickwick Papers much like DS9 adding TNG s Worf It didn...

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