Krook, the junk merchant, spontaneously combusts in Charles Dickens’s Bleak House.
Krook, the junk merchant.
- How many historical novels did Charles Dickens write? Charles Dickens wrote two historical novels: A Tale of Two Cities (1859), set in London and Paris during the French Revolution, and Barnaby Rudge (1841), set during the anti-Catholic riots sparked by Lord…
- When were Tinkertoys invented? In 1913, Illinois stonemason Charles Pajean brought the toy he created for his children to the American Toy Fair in New York City. Within one year, 1 million Tinkertoy sets had been sold.
- Was the author of the James Bond novels ever an agent himself? Yes. Ian Fleming (1908-1964), the author of the James Bond novels began his intelligence work during World War II, when he served as the director of Naval Intelligence in Britain. After D Day,…
- What does Sartor Resartus mean? The title of Carlyle's 1833-34 satire on German philosophy Sartor Resartus means "the tailor retailored" in Latin. It comments on the work of the fictitious Diogenes Teufelsdrockh, philosopher of clothes.
- What Charles Dickens novel exposed the “ragged schools” and helped get them abolished? The Charles Dickens novel Nicholas Nickleby (1838-390) exposed the "ragged schools" and helped get them abolished.
- In what business were Dombey and Son in Charles Dickens’s 1847-48 novel? In Charles Dickens's 1847-48 novel of that name, Dombey and Son was a shipping firm.