Tuesday, December 15, 2009


Charles Dickens

He was the most popular English novelist of the Victorian era, and one of the most popular of all time.

He created some of literature's most iconic characters, with the theme of social reform running throughout his work. The continuing popularity of his novels and short stories is such that they have never gone out of print. Much of his work first appeared in periodicals and magazines.

He was born on 7 February 1812, in Landport the seconf of eight children , a clerk in the Navy pay office at Portsmouth, and his wife, Elizabeth.

His family's early, moderate wealth provided the boy Dickens with some private education at William Giles's School.

His family was encarceled by debts except him, and he was enslaved he grew up faster for his hard life.and his experiences served to influence ficcion and essays books.

After only a few months in Marshalsea, John Dickens was informed of the death of his paternal grandmother, Elizabeth Dickens,and witth her money, witch the familly inherited John payed his credits and they left of the prision.

Dickens loved the style of 18th centur gotic romance. The writing style is florid and poetic with a strong comic touch.

On April 1836 he married Catherine Thomson Hogarth (1816-1879) the daughter of George H. editor of the evening chronicle. After a brief honeymoon in Chalk Kent, they set up home in Bloomsbury.

On 8 June 1870, Dickens suffered a stroke at his home, after a full day's work on Edwin Drood. The next day, on 9 June. and five years to the day after the Staplehurst crash, he died at Gad's Hill Place never having regained consciousness.

  • His most importants novels are:

  • The Pickwick Papers
  • The Adventures of Oliver Twist
  • The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby
  • The Old Curiosity Shop Barnaby Rudge
  • The Christmas books:
    • The Chimes (1844)
    • A Christmas Carol(1843)
    • The Cricket on the Hearth(1845)
    • The Battle of Life(1846)
    • The Haunted Man and the Ghost's Bargain(1848)


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