CharlesCharles John HuffamJohn Huffam
DickensDickens
Lisete Laisaar
2012
Charles Dickens
• 7 February 1812
(Landport, Portsmouth in
England) – 9 June 1870
(buried at Westminster Abbey)
• Died bec...
Family
• Wife Catherine Dickens
• Ten children:
– Charles, Mary, Kate, Walter,
Francis, Alfred, Sydney,
Henry, Dora Annie ...
Works
• Charles Dickens published over a dozen major
novels, short stories, plays and several non-
fiction books
• Dickens...
The Fine Old English Gentleman
• The good old times for cutting throats that cried
out in their need,
The good old times f...
Museums and festivals
• There are museums and festivals
celebrating Dickens's life and works
• Like “The Charles Dickens M...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=unKuZ2wlNdw
• http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Dicke
ns
• http://www.dickensmuseum.com/
• http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/historic_fi...
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Charles Dickens

  1. 1. CharlesCharles John HuffamJohn Huffam DickensDickens Lisete Laisaar 2012
  2. 2. 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
  3. 3. 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
  4. 4. 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”
  5. 5. 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!
  6. 6. 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”
  7. 7. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=unKuZ2wlNdw
  8. 8. • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Dicke ns • http://www.dickensmuseum.com/ • http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/historic_figur es/dickens_charles.shtml • http://www.victorianweb.org/authors/dicke ns/index.html
  9. 9. THANK YOU!
  10. 10. THANK YOU!

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