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Timeline of Events in the Life of Charles Dickens

View a timeline of noteworthy events in the life of Charles Dickens.

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Nicholas Nickleby

Dickens’s own mother, Elizabeth Dickens, was the model for the always confused, comic Mrs. Nickleby. Luckily for Charles she didn’t recognize herself in the character. In fact she asked someone if they “really believed there ever was such a woman”.

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The Staplehurst Railway Accident

In June of 1865 Charles Dickens had a brush with death. While he survived, others weren't as lucky. Ten people died and forty were injured in the Staplehurst railway accident.

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Ask Scrooge a Yes or No Question

Are you mulling over a yes or no question? Then you've come to the right place. Ebenezer Scrooge is here to help! Enter your question and see what Scrooge says.

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Daily Dose of Dickens

Don't miss your daily dose! Visit the Daily Dose of Dickens every day for a new quote by Charles Dickens.

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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.