Charles Dickens was born on February 7, 1812 at Lamport Portsmouth. He was a famous English novelist.
Biography and Career :
He is the second of the eight children of John Dickens, a clerk in the Naval Pay Office.
During his childhood, Charles Dickens' father used to work from place to place: Portsmouth, London and Chatham.
In 1823 the family moved to London faced with financial disaster. John Dickens had been arrested and the whole family joined him in the Marshalsea Debtor's Prison, but Charles.
He stayed in London and started working since twelve years old.
The prison episode and the fact that he had to work since childhood affected Charles's entire life.
His first work "Sketches by Boz" appeared by his twenty-one. In 1834 Charles Dickens joined the reporti
ng staff of the "Morning Chronicle"
In 1840 he visited the United States, Swiszerland and Paris.
Between 1837 and 1865 his work was intensely creative. He gave birth to twelve of the best known novels in English literature:
- The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club (1837),
- Oliver Twist (1838),
- Nicholas N Dickleby (1838-1839),
- Martin Chuzzlewit (1843-1844),
- Dombey and Son (1846-1848),
- David Copperfield (1849-1850),
- Bleak House (1852-1853),
- Hard Times (1854),
- Little Dorrit (1855-1857),
- Great Expectations (1860-1861) and
- Our Mutual Friend (1864-1865).
By the mid 1860' s his health was failing and be died on June 9, 1870, after he had suffered a stroke at the end of a full day's work.
- He married Catherine Thompson Hogarth on 2 April 1836 and they had ten children.
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