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The Life & Work of Charles Dickens

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Charles Dickens Timeline

Charles Dickens was born on February 7th in 1812 and died in 1870. Here's a list of additional facts, events and dates in the life of Charles Dickens.  The timeline also includes information about the era in which he lived.

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Catherine (Hogarth) Dickens

The Marriage of Charles Dickens

A man orders a bracelet for his mistress. It's mistakenly sent to his home where his wife discovers it. Sounds like a romance novel doesn't it? However, it really happened to Charles Dickens.

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Oliver Twist Quiz

How familiar are you with Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens? Take this 10-question quiz to find out.

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List of Books, Novels and Short Stories by Charles Dickens

Wondering what books Dickens wrote? He wrote 15 novels. He also wrote short stories, essays, articles and novellas. Here's a list of all Dickens's novels as well as a partial listing of other items that he wrote.

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Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens

Little Dorrit

The Marshalsea debtors' prison plays a large part in Little Dorrit. What very few people knew was that Dickens's father had been sent to Marshalsea for three months.

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Illustration by Fred Bernard of young Charles Dickens at work in a shoe-blacking factory. (from the 1892 edition of Forster's Life of Dickens)

The Childhood of Charles Dickens

Life was not easy for young Charles Dickens. Learn about his childhood, his dreams of being a gentleman as well as tales of Captain Murderer!

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Charles John Huffman Dickens was born in England in the year 1812. He wrote classic novels of the Victorian era like Great Expectations, David Copperfield, Oliver Twist and A Christmas Carol.

 
Dickens also had an interesting private life. He grew up poor, he almost became an actor and he had an unhappy marriage.

This site features articles about the life and work of Charles Dickens. It’s also home to a collection of over 800 sourced Dickens quotations. Don’t miss the Daily Dose of Dickens, a daily quote from the work of Dickens.