Charles Dickens Contributions

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Charles Dickens was born on February seventh 1812. He was sent to school at the age of nine which was lucky for him, but was soon taken out because his father, John Dickens was imprisoned for bad debt. Charles’s entire family, except for Charles, was sent to Marshalsea. Charles on the other hand was sent to work at Warren’s blacking factory. During these three years he faced loneliness and despair. After these three years, he was returned back to school but these years of his life were never forgotten, and he fictionalized them in his novels David Copperfield and Great Expectations. He started his career as an author like many others did as a journalist. In 1833 he became a parliamentary journalist for The Morning Chronicle. In April 1836 he married Catherine Hogarth, and in the same month came the publication of Pickwick Papers. He spent a whole lot of time abroad, lecturing in the United States about slavery and touring Italy with his friends, Augustus Egg and Wilkie Collins. In 1870 Charles died of a stroke, leaving his final, unfinished novel, The Mystery of Edwin Drood. He is buried in Westminister Abbey London. Charles Dickens work as an author has been influenced by him having to work as a young child alone in a factory, by society’s problems, and what he has seen around him. Some of Dickens’ work is inspired by the poor conditions people, especially children living in London had to deal with. His book, A Christmas Carol, reflects this by showing all the
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