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    • Charles Dickens was born February 2, 1812 in Portsmouth, England.
    • Charles Dickens died on June 9, 1870. An epitaph at his funeral"To the Memory of Charles Dickens (Englandsmost popular author) who died at his residence,Higham, near Rochester, Kent, June 9, 1870, at theage of 58. He was a sympathizer with thepoor, the suffering, and the oppressed; and by hisdeath, one of Englands greatest writers is lost tothe world."
    • As reported in Charles Dickens obituary, his last words were alleged to have been –“Be natural my children. For the writer that isnatural has fulfilled all the rules of art.”
    • Charles Dickens married Catherine HogarthDickens on April 2, 1836.
    • Charles Dickens married Catherine HogarthDickens on April 2, 1836.Together, they had 10 children.
    • • The Pickwick Papers – 1836• Oliver Twist – 1837• Nicholas Nickelby – 1838• The Old Curiosity Shop - 1840
    • • The Pickwick Papers – • Martin Chuzzlewit – 1836 1843• Oliver Twist – 1837 • Dombey and Son –• Nicholas Nickelby – 1846 1838 • David Copperfield –• The Old Curiosity 1849 Shop - 1840 • Bleak House - 1852
    • • Hard Times – 1854• Little Dorrit – 1855• A Tale of Two Cities – 1859• Great Expectations - 1860
    • • Hard Times – 1854 • Our Mutual Friend –• Little Dorrit – 1855 1864• A Tale of Two Cities – • The Mystery of Edwin 1859 Prood - 1870• Great Expectations - 1860
    • Charles Dickens first novel was ThePickwick Papers.
    • The Mystery of Edwin Prood is the finalnovel by Charles Dickens. The novel wasleft unfinished at the time of Dickens’death, and was intended ending for itremains unknown.
    • In Charles Dickens day, awards were morecommonly given for practical purposes. If he hadmade inventions or created new ways to producemachinery, he would have most likely won a few.However, awards for art, literature, or othercreative achievements were about non existent.There have been plays, musicals, and movies thathave received awards since that time, but CharlesDickens himself never received any awards.
    • Presentation by Heather Coit