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The Life & Work of Charles Dickens

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Charles Dickens Biography

Charles Dickens was a Victorian author whose novels include A Christmas Carol, Oliver Twist, and Great Expectations. Learn more about his work and little-known aspects of his life.

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David Copperfield

David Copperfield

David Copperfield held a special place in Dickens’s heart. In the preface to the 1867 edition, Dickens wrote, “like many fond parents, I have in my heart of hearts a favourite child. And his name is David Copperfield.”

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Francis Jeffrey Dickens, an inspector in the North-West Mounted Police - 1884

Inspector Francis J. Dickens

Learn about Inspector Francis J. Dickens, the son of Charles Dickens who joined the Canadian Mounted Police.

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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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Sketch of Charles Dickens in 1842 (Small image on the bottom left is his sister, Fanny)

What We Can Learn from Charles Dickens

From a very early age, Charles Dickens knew he wanted to be a gentleman. Unfortunately, the odds weren’t in his favor.

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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 a collection of over 800 sourced Dickens quotations. Don’t miss the Daily Dose of Dickens, a daily quote from the work of Dickens.