Sunday Under Three Heads by Charles Dickens
Author: Charles Dickens | Published: 1836
Sunday Under Three Heads Synopsis
Sunday Under Three Heads is a pamphlet by Charles Dickens, published in 1836 under the pseudonym Timothy Sparks. It is a satirical look at how Sunday was celebrated in England at the time. The pamphlet is divided into three sections. As it is, this section describes how the working class typically celebrated Sunday. People would attend church in the morning and spend the rest of the day relaxing and enjoying themselves. They might go for walks, visit friends and family, or take a break from their work.
The second is, As Sabbath Bills would make it, this section describes how Sunday would be celebrated if a proposed law were to be passed. The law would have banned all work and recreation on Sunday, leaving people with nothing to do but go to church. The last is As it might be made, this section suggests a more moderate approach to Sunday observance. Dickens argues that people should be allowed to enjoy themselves on Sunday as long as they do so in a way that is respectful and considerate of others.
About Charles Dickens
Charles Dickens is one of literary history's most celebrated and beloved authors. This British novelist was behind some of literature's greatest works, including A Christmas Carol, Oliver Twist, Great Expectations, and David Copperfield. His stories have captivated readers from all walks of life for over 150 years.
Born in 1812, Charles Dickens was an English writer who began writing fiction novels during the Victorian Era in England. During his lifetime, he wrote 15 major novels and hundreds of short stories and essays highly influential to modern-day literature and contemporary culture. His characters were often plagued by poverty and social injustice – themes that resonated with many people at the time. Find out more about Charles Dickens at sevenov.com.