Charles DickensWho, What, When, Where, Why, How
Who was CharlesDickens?Charles John Huffam Dickens was an Englishwriter and a social critic who was one of the mostfamed and celebrated authors of the VictorianPeriod. He was born on the 7th of February 1812and died on the 9th of June 1870. During hislifetime Dickens wrote many novels includingGreat Expectations, A Christmas Carol and OliverTwist.
Why is he famous?Dickens was famous because of the quality of hiswriting and the contents and storyline of hisnovels. Another reason he became famous wasbecause of the papers and when he was an editor.He was also lucky enough for his ﬁrst books to beread by two publishers who helped for him to gethis footing in the writing world.
Why are his stories/novels so famous/loved?Dickens novels were loved by all not only becauseof how well he wrote but because the audiencecould relate to the text.
When did he live?Charles dickens lived from the 7th of February1812 to died on the 9th of June 1870.
Where did he live?Dickens lived mainly in Kent and London duringthe Elizabethan period.
What did he do?Dickens was a show blackener, criminal, journalistand author.
How do people stillknow about him?As said by author and biographer Simon Callow“Charles Dickens is still read because he wroteabout the human condition, not just the socialproblems of his day.”