Charles Dickens was born in the Red brick house and aplaque was place on his memory
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Father: John Dickens, a naval pay clerk, who dreamed of striking it rich.Mother: Elizabeth Barrow, inspire to be a teacher and school director.At five, Charles moved to Chatham. When Charles was ten years old, hisfamily moved to Camden, London.Charles Dickens worked in a blacking factory there while his fatherwent to prison for debt. Dickenss hard times in this blackeningfactory served as the base of ideas for many of his novels. Whenhis uncle died and he inherited money, Charless father paid off hisdebts and was released from prisonMotherCharles D.Father
Dickens major novels were published serially-monthly or weekly. A full lengthnovel cost 31 shillings. In 1836, 6 to 20 shillings were earned per week. Amonthly installment (32 pages with 2 illustrations and advertisements) couldbe sold for a shilling.Some Novels TitlesThe Pickwick Papers 1836Oliver Twist - 1837Nicholas Nickleby - 1838The Old Curiosity Shop - 1840Barnaby Rudge - 1841Martin Chuzzlewit - 1843Dombey and Son - 1846David Copperfield - 1849Dickens cherished little Christmas story, the bestloved and most read of all of his books, began lifeas the result of the authors desperate need ofmoney, expecting their fifth child, during the weekbefore Christmas 1843 it was an instant sensation.Dickens work was instantly the victim of piratededitions. Copyright laws in England were oftenloosely enforced.
He utilizes vivid description, similes, metaphors, personification, andimagery to capture the essence of the characters personality andtraits. A good example of this is Dickens description of Mr. Jaggersoffice in his novel Great Expectations, which he uses in order toillustrate Mr. Jaggers dark, gloomy personality
The Victorian period formally begins in 1837 (the year Victoriabecame Queen) and ends in 1901 (the year of her death). It wasa tremendously exciting period when many artistic styles,literary schools, as well as, social, political and religiousmovements flourished. It was a time of prosperity, broadimperial expansion, and great political reform
Charles Dickenson was a great reader ofthe popular novelists of his time such as SirWalter Scott (1771-1832), who in Dickensstime was "considered to be the initiator ofthe British historical novel.PlotAs the French Republic emerges, chaos rules the land. Charles picks the wrong timeto head back to France. He’s immediately arrested. Luckily, Dr. Manette has somesway in France because he was once wrongly imprisoned by the aristocracy. Hemanages to get Charles released.
Date of Death: Thursday, June9, 1870 (stroke)Burial: Poets Corner, WestminsterAbbey, London