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Dickensian

adjective uk   us   /dɪˈken.zi.ən/
relating to or similar to something described in the books of the 19th-century English writer Charles Dickens, especially living or working conditions that are below an acceptable standard: The bathrooms in this hotel are positively Dickensian - no hot water and grime everywhere. written by or in the style of Charles Dickens
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