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    • Charles John Huffam Dickens Lisete Laisaar 2012
      • Charles Dickens
      • 7 February 1812
      • (Landport, Portsmouth in
      • England ) – 9 June 1870
      • ( buried at Westminster Abbey )
      • Died because of the stroke
      • The greatest English novelist
      • Dickens enjoyed popularity and fame
      • Dickens's work has been praised for its  realism, comedy, mastery of prose, unique personalities and concern for social reform
    • Family
      • Wife Catherine Dickens
      • Ten children:
        • Charles , Mary , Kate , Walter , Francis , Alfred , Sydney , Henry , Dora Annie and Edward
      • 1858 Charles and Catherine broke up because of actres Ellen Ternan
    • Works
      • Charles Dickens published over a dozen major novels , short stories , plays and several non-fiction books
      • Dickens's novels were serialised in weekly and monthly magazines, then reprinted in standard book formats
      • Novel – “Oliver Twist,” “ Our Mutual Friend ”
      • Short story – “ Sketches by Boz ”
      • Play – “ The Frozen Deep ”
      • Poetry – “ The Fine Old English Gentleman ”
    • The Fine Old English Gentleman
      • The good old times for cutting throats that cried out in their need, The good old times for hunting men who held their fathers' creed (usk) ,  The good old times when William Pitt, as all good men agreed, Came down direct from Paradise at more than railroad (raudtee) speed …
      • Oh the fine old English Tory times; When will they come again!
    • Museums and festivals
      • There are museums and festivals celebrating Dickens's life and works
      • Like “ The Charles Dickens Museum ”
      • Dickens festivals are also held across the world
      • Like “ The Riverside Dickens Festival ” and “ The Great Dickens Christmas Fair ”
    • http:// www.youtube.com/watch?v =unKuZ2wlNdw
      • http:// en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Dickens
      • http:// www.dickensmuseum.com /
      • http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/historic_figures/dickens_charles.shtml
      • http:// www.victorianweb.org/authors/dickens/index.html
    • THANK YOU!