Charles Dickens Contributions

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Charles John Huffam Dickens; (7 February 1812-9 June 1870) was an English writer and social critic. He created some of the world’s best-known fictional characters and is regarded by many as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era. His works enjoyed unprecedented popularity during his lifetime, and by the 20th century critics and scholars had recognized him as a literary genius. His novels and short stories enjoy lasting popularity.

Born in Portsmouth, Dickens left school to work in a factory when his father was incarcerated in a debtors’ prison. Despite his lack of formal education, he edited a weekly journal for 20 years, wrote 15 novels, five novellas, hundreds of short stories, and non-fiction articles, lectured and performed extensively, was an indefatigable letter writer, and campaigned vigorously for children’s rights, education, and other social reforms.

Charles Dickens books were, The Pickwick Papers-1836, Oliver Twist-1837, Nicholas Nickleby-1838, The Old Curiosity Shop-1840, Barnaby Rudge-1841, Martin Chuzzlewit-1843, Dombey and Son-1846, David Copperfield-1849, Bleak House-1852, Hard Times-1854, Little Dorrit-1855, The Tale of Two Cities-1859, Great Expectations-1860, Our Mutual Friend-1864, The Mystery of Edwin Drood-1870.

Early Years,
Charles John Huffam Dickens was born at 1 Mile End Terrace, Landport in Portsea Island, the second of eight children of John Dickens and Elizabeth Dickens. His father was a clerk in the

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