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Timeline of Events in the Life of Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens was born on February 7th in 1812 and died in 1870. View a timeline of noteworthy events, both professional and personal, in his life.

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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? But it really happened to Charles Dickens.

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Great Expectations

Great Expectations

In Great Expectations Pip, like Dickens himself, dreams of becoming a gentleman. However during the course of the novel Pip comes to realize that there is more to life than wealth and station.

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Books by Dickens

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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Maria Beadnell

Maria Beadnell

Maria Beadnell was the first love of Charles Dickens. For Charles it was love at first sight. His mind was quickly filled with thoughts of everlasting romance and marriage. Sadly, the romance didn't go as Dickens hoped.

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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.