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The Life & Work of Charles Dickens

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Charles Dickens Biography

Charles Dickens was a Victorian author whose novels include A Christmas Carol, Oliver Twist, and Great Expectations. Learn more about his work and little-known aspects of his life.

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fire at Gad's Hill Place

Bonfire at Gad's Hill Place

In September of 1860 Charles Dickens gathered "the accumulated letters and papers of twenty years" and set them ablaze in his backyard. Did the bonfire mark a turning point in his life or was he trying to cover his tracks?

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A Christmas Carol Quiz

A Christmas Carol Quiz

Just how well do you know the details of A Christmas Carol? Take our quick, 10-question quiz to find out.

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List of Works by Charles Dickens

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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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.