Mrs. Lirriper's Legacy by Charles Dickens
Author: Charles Dickens | Published: 1864
Mrs. Lirriper's Legacy Synopsis
"Mrs. Lirriper's Legacy" is a short story by English author Charles Dickens, first published in 1864.
This story is a sequel to Mrs. Lirriper's Lodgings and tells the tale of Mrs. Lirriper and her lodger, Major Jackman, as they raise a little boy. The story begins with Mrs. Lirriper explaining the origins of Little Jemmy's mother, who died in Mrs. Lirriper's arms on the lodging's second floor. Not knowing the father's identity, Jemmy is left to Mrs. Lirriper's care, believing she is his grandmother. As time passes, Mrs. Lirriper and the Major increasingly have affection for the boy.
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Ah! It’s pleasant to drop into my own easy-chair my dear though a little palpitating what with trotting up-stairs and what with trotting down, and why kitchen stairs should all be corner stairs is for the builders to justify though I do not think they fully understand their trade and never did, else why the sameness and why not more conveniences and fewer draughts and likewise making a practice of laying the plaster on too thick I am well convinced which holds the damp.
About Charles Dickens
Charles Dickens was a prolific and highly influential British author who wrote during the Victorian period. His works have been adapted into numerous film, television, and radio productions, and his characters are some of the best-known in literature. He is considered to be one of the greatest writers of all time.
Born in 1812, Dickens was a masterful storyteller whose works explored poverty, social injustice, and crime themes. His best-known works include Oliver Twist (1839), A Christmas Carol (1843), David Copperfield (1850), and Great Expectations (1861). Many consider him the father of modern English literature for his influence on authors after him. Find out more about Charles Dickens at sevenov.com.