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John Leech  was an illustrator who provided the images for "A Christmas Carol".

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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Timeline of Events in the Life of Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens was born in 1812 and died in 1870. View a timeline of noteworthy events in his life.

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Charles Dickens Quiz - Opening Lines to the Novels of Charles Dickens

We added a game for the Dickens aficionado! Here you’ll find the first lines of ten of Dickens’s works. You’re given three choices for each of the starting lines. It’s fun, but it’s challenging!

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Little Dorrit leaving the Marshalsea. Illustration, by Phiz.

Little Dorrit

The Marshalsea debtor's 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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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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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.