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The Life & Work of Charles Dickens

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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Charles Dickens and Mesmerism

Mesmerism

In 1849 John Leech, the illustrator for A Christmas Carol, was injured. Dickens rushed to his aid. What could Dickens do that the doctors couldn’t? Dickens helped his friend via the use of mesmerism.

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Placing a value on old books

Placing a Value on Old Books

What would you do if you were cleaning the attic and found an old volume of Oliver Twist or Great Expectations? You'd probably wonder how much it was worth! Here are some resources that can help.

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Random Dickens Quote

Random Charles Dickens Quote

What quote will you get? Check out the Charles Dickens random quote generator. It pulls quotes from one of the largest collections of Dickens quotes anywhere.

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Thames barge on the Medway, photo by dickdotcom* (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Charles Dickens and Henry Dodd

Learn about the relationship between Charles Dickens, Our Mutual Friend, the "Golden Dustman" of London and the Thames Sailing Barge Match.

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This House is Haunted

Book Review - This House is Haunted by John Boyne

While the novel isn't about Dickens, his name comes up frequently. And those of you that like Dickens's style of writing are sure to adore this scary tale.

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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 one of 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.