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The Staplehurst railway accident as depicted in the Illustrated London News

The Staplehurst Railway Accident

In June of 1865 Charles Dickens had a brush with death. While he survived, others weren't as lucky. Ten people died and forty were injured in the Staplehurst railway accident.

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Oliver Twist and Mary Hogarth

Oliver Twist

In June of 1837 something happened that only occurred once in Dickens’s career. He missed a deadline. There was no Pickwick. There was no Oliver Twist. Instead there was a funeral.

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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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Dickens Character Match Quiz

Dickens Character Match Quiz

Which character goes with which novel? This is a matching quiz for the true Dickens expert!

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Dickens Character Match Quiz

Friends of Charles Dickens

Dickens was a social man and had many friendships. People in his circle included Wilkie Collins, John Forster, William Makepeace Thackeray and Edgar Allan Poe.

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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.