Charles Dickens


Born
in Portsmouth, England, The United Kingdom
February 07, 1812

Died
June 09, 1870

Genre

Influences


Charles John Huffam Dickens was a writer and social critic who created some of the world's best-known fictional characters and is regarded as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era. His works enjoyed unprecedented popularity during his lifetime, and by the twentieth century critics and scholars had recognised him as a literary genius. His novels and short stories enjoy lasting popularity.

Dickens left school to work in a factory when his father was incarcerated in a debtors' prison. Despite his lack of formal education, he edited a weekly journal for 20 years, wrote 15 novels, five novellas, hundreds of short stories and non-fiction articles, lectured and performed extensively, was an indefatigable letter writer, and campaigned vigorousl
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“There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humor.”
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“Never close your lips to those whom you have already opened your heart.”
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