Mrs. Lirriper's Lodgings by Charles Dickens
Author: Charles Dickens | Published: 1863
Mrs. Lirriper's Lodgings Synopsis
"Mrs. Lirriper's Lodging" is a short story by English author Charles Dickens. It was published in 1863.
The story is told from the perspective of Mrs. Lirriper, a widow who runs a lodging in London. Mrs. Lirriper starts the story with a background on who she is and where her lodging is. She then talks about the troubles one might encounter in the lodging business. One of her trials is girls, where they would check out the place but never truly decides on taking it. From the stories told, it is clear that Mrs. Lirriper has many experiences with being a landlady.
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Whoever would begin to be worried with letting Lodgings that wasn’t a lone woman with a living to get is a thing inconceivable to me, my dear; excuse the familiarity, but it comes natural to me in my own little room, when wishing to open my mind to those that I can trust, and I should be truly thankful if they were all mankind, but such is not so, for have but a Furnished bill in the window and your watch on the mantelpiece, and farewell to it if you turn your back for but a second, however gentlemanly the manners.
About Charles Dickens
Charles Dickens is one of the most renowned English novelists of all time. His works are celebrated for their vivid descriptions, memorable characters, and social commentary. Born in 1812, Dickens wrote 15 novels during his lifetime that remain popular today with readers around the world. His best-known works include Oliver Twist, A Tale of Two Cities, Great Expectations, and A Christmas Carol. Many of these novels were based on his experiences growing up in London during the 19th century and dealing with poverty and class struggle. Find out more about Charles Dickens at sevenov.com.