Doctor Marigold by Charles Dickens
Author: Charles Dickens | Published: 1865
Doctor Marigold Synopsis
"Doctor Marigold" is a short story by Charles Dickens, first published on December 12, 1865.
The story's protagonist is Doctor Marigold, who got his name from the person who helped deliver him. He earns his living as a "cheap jack," selling various items from a cart that he shares with his wife and daughter. Unfortunately, Sophy tragically dies from a fever, leaving her mother with guilt, ultimately leading to her decision to take her own life. With the death of his wife and daughter, Doctor Marigold is left to his own company until a deaf and mute girl enters his life.
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I am a Cheap Jack, and my own father’s name was Willum Marigold. It was in his lifetime supposed by some that his name was William, but my own father always consistently said, No, it was Willum. On which point I content myself with looking at the argument this way: If a man is not allowed to know his own name in a free country, how much is he allowed to know in a land of slavery?
About Charles Dickens
Charles Dickens is one of the most celebrated authors in English literature. Born in 1812, he was an influential and prolific writer who wrote fifteen novels, five short story collections, hundreds of essays and articles and was a public speaker. As a renowned writer, his works are among the most beloved and widely read stories ever.
His works often explored poverty, inequality, and social injustices in 19th-century Victorian England. He has been credited with creating some of the world's most memorable characters, including Ebenezer Scrooge from A Christmas Carol and David Copperfield from David Copperfield. His books have been widely adapted into television shows, films, and plays for adults and children alike with great success. Find out more about Charles Dickens at sevenov.com.