One day in 1821, when Dickens was 9, he and his father took a walk through Kent. On Gravesend Road they passed a house called Gad's Hill Place. Young Charles was very impressed. Thirty-five years later Dickens bought the house that so impressed him as a child.
Charles John Huffman Dickens was born in Portsmouth in the year 1812. He wrote classic novels like Great Expectations, David Copperfield, A Christmas Carol and more. This site features articles about the life and work of Charles Dickens. It’s also home to the largest collection of Dickens quotations on the web as well as the Daily Dose of Dickens, a daily quote from the work of Dickens.