Charles and Catherine Dickens had ten children. The eldest went bankrupt and was later hired by his father. "Chickenstalker" joined the Canadian Mounted Police. The youngest became a Member of Parliament in New South Wales.
Where do the X-Files and literature combine? Bleak House! This novel has the odd distinction of being perhaps the only work of classic literature featuring a character that dies by spontaneous combustion.
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.
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