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  • 1. Charles Dickens
  • 2. Charles Dickens Was born in February 07, 1812 in Portsmouth, England. He was the second of eight children. Grew up poor and impoverished. In 1816, his family moved to Chatham, Kent. His father lived beyond his means and was placed in debtors prison for being behind on rent.
  • 3. Charles Dickens At age 12 Charles Dickens was forced to leave school to work at a boot-blacking factory in order to help take care of his family. His life of poverty and the social injustice that he witnessed and experienced reflects in his writings
  • 4. Charles Dickens His early career as an office boy, freelance reporting, reporting for two major London newspapers, sketches to various magazines and newspapers under the pseudonym “Boz” which ended up getting published launching his career. He was also the publisher of a magazine called Bentley’s Miscellany
  • 5. Charles Dickens Fictional Work • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • A Christmas Carol A Message from the Sea A Tale of Two Cities All The Year Round American Notes Barnaby Rudge Bleak House David Copperfield Dombey and Son Great Expectations Hard Times Holiday Romance Hunted Down Little Dorrit Martin Chuzzlewit Fictional Work • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Master Humphrey's Clock Mudfog and Other Sketches Nicholas Nickleby Oliver Twist Our Mutual Friend Reprinted Pieces Sketches by Boz Stories About Children Every Child Can Read The Battle of Life The Chimes The Cricket on the Hearth The Haunted Man and the Ghost's Bargain The Lazy Tour of Two Idle Apprentices The Mystery of Edwin Drood The Old Curiosity Shop The Pickwick Papers The Uncommercial Traveller
  • 6. Charles Dickens Short Stories • • • • • • The Child's Story A Christmas Tree Nobody's Story The Poor Relation's Story The Schoolboy's Story What Christmas is as we Grow Older • The Wreck of the Golden Mary • Doctor Marigold • George Silverman's Explanation • Going into Society • The Boots at the Holly Tree Inn • The Holly Tree • The Lamplighter • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • The Haunted House Mrs. Lirriper's Legacy Mrs. Lirriper's Lodgings Mugby Junction The Perils of Certain English Prisoners The Seven Poor Travellers Sketches of Young Couples Sketches of Young Gentlemen Somebody's Luggage Sunday Under Three Heads To Be Read At Dusk Tom Tiddler's Ground The Signal-Man The Trial For Murder The Christmas Goblins The Poor Traveler
  • 7. Movies based on his books Christmas Carol David Copperfield Great Expectations Oliver Twist Tale of Two Cities
  • 8. Charles Dickens In the majority of his stories he had an underlining tone that he shares with his readers in the hopes that social reform will occur. He witnessed many injustices committed against the poor, the struggles they endured, the unimaginable horror of child labor. Some children were as young as five forced to endure long hours or be punished working in factories.
  • 9. Charles Dickens His stories opened the eyes of the British people that orphans, the poor, and children should have better rights and a system that would help them versus turning a blind eye to their suffering. His writings helped to reform England and created laws and charities to help the unfortunate. His writing turned him into a millionaire in todays times. He never forgot his struggles as a child and what he endured. He was a activist for the less fortunate throughout his life.
  • 10. Charles Dickens In 1836 he married Catherine Hogarth and had ten children they separated in 1858. On June 9, 1870, Dickens had a stroke and, at age 58, died at Gad’s Hill Place, his country home in Kent, England. He was buried in Poet’s Corner at Westminster Abbey, with thousands of mourners gathering at the beloved author’s gravesite.