George Silverman's Explanation by Charles Dickens
Author: Charles Dickens | Published: 1868
George Silverman's Explanation Synopsis
"George Silverman's Explanation" is a short story by English author Charles Dickens, first published in 1868. In this story, Dickens is delving into the theme of poverty.
This story is narrated by a man named George Silverman. George had a lousy childhood his parents frequently subjected him to physical abuse. His father had trouble finding work to provide food for the family, who lived in a cellar. With no education or knowledge of the world, George is gullible and accepts whatever life throws at him. Until one day, a man named Mr. Hawkyard comes and starts to change George's life.
Excerpt from George Silverman's Online Book
It happened in this wise—
But, sitting with my pen in my hand looking at those words again, without descrying any hint in them of the words that should follow, it comes into my mind that they have an abrupt appearance. They may serve, however, if I let them remain, to suggest how very difficult I find it to begin to explain my explanation. An uncouth phrase: and yet I do not see my way to a better.
About Charles Dickens
Charles Dickens is one of history's most iconic and influential authors, and his works remain widely read today. With his vivid characters, witty dialogue, and commentary on social issues of the Victorian Era, Dickens has become one of the most beloved writers in literature. Born in 1812 to a middle-class family in England, Charles Dickens wrote 15 novels and dozens of short stories. His works are renowned for their depth and complexity—from tales of poverty-stricken orphans (Oliver Twist) to social reformers (Hard Times) to humorous romps through London's high society (Nicholas Nickleby). Find out more about Charles Dickens. Find out more about Charles Dickens at sevenov.com.