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  • 1. CHARLES JOHNHUFFAM DICKENS By Sam Thatcher
  • 2. WHO WAS CHARLES DICKENS?Charles Dickens was a famous English writer andsocial analyst who is known as one of the finestauthor of the Victorian Period.
  • 3. WHAT DID HE DO?In his lifetime, Charles Dickens composed manygreat novels like Bleak House, Great Expectations,Little Dorrit, David Copperfield, Our MutualFriend, A Tale of Two Cities, The Pickwick Papers,Hard Times, Dombey and Son and Oliver Twist.Charles Darwin did not only compose many greatnovels but also used fiction to criticise economic,social and moral abuses.
  • 4. WHEN DID HE LIVE?Dickens was born on the 7th of February, 1812 atLandport, Portsmouth, England, and died on the 9thof June, 1870 at age 58 at Gad’s Hill Place, Higham,Kent, England.During this time, Charles Dickens wrote 15 novels.
  • 5. WHERE DID HE LIVE?Charles Dickens spent most of his teenage and adultyears living in London but after he married his wifein 1836 he started to travell within Britain andoverseas.
  • 6. WHY IS HE SO FAMOUS?Charles Dickens is so famous because of the amazingnovels he wrote even though his father went intoprison. Even as soon as the 20th century, CharlesDickens genius had been fully recognised by criticsand scholars.
  • 7. HOW DID HE BECOME FAMOUS?Dickens became famous by writing the PickwickPapers, which soon after publishing, became famousworldwide.
  • 8. HOW DO PEOPLE STILL KNOW ABOUT HIM?We still know about him because as The Guardiansays, Dickens “perception and investigation of thehuman psyche is deep, precise, and illuminating, andbecause he tells us things about ourselves byportraying personality traits and habits that mightseem all too familiar.”
  • 9. BIBLIOGRAPHYhttp://www.news.utoronto.ca/sites/default/files/charles-dickens.jpghttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Dickenshttp://entertainment.time.com/tag/top-10-charles-dickens-novels/http://melbourneblogger.blogspot.com.au/2011/07/charles-dickens-years-in-broadstairs.htmlhttp://www.literaturecollection.com/a/dickens/http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/booksblog/2009/sep/04/why-reading-dickenshttp://www.victorianweb.org/authors/dickens/diniejko.html