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Charles Dickens aniversario 2012

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Charles dickens presentation

  1. 1. Dickens’ Biography• Born February 7, 1812• 1824 -- Dickens worked at Warren’s Blacking Warehouse• 1824 -- Mr. Dickens (Charles’ father) taken to debtors’ prison; family joins him• Imprisoned from February - May
  2. 2. More Bio• 1827 - Dickens family evicted from home for not paying rent• Charles is pulled out of private school• Charles, now 15, becomes law clerk and free-lance writer• 1834 - Charles takes Boz as pen name• 1834 - Charles’ Dad re-arrested for debts
  3. 3. Dickens starts Publishing!• 1836 -- Sketches by Boz• 1837 -- The Pickwick Papers• and on a personal note...
  4. 4. “Here Comes the Bride…” • 1836 (Dickens is 24) he and Catherine Hogarth get married • and…one year later, the first “little Dickens” is born • and one year after that, baby number 2 is born...
  5. 5. but, back to business!• 1837-- Oliver Twist is serially published
  6. 6. What was happening in 1837?• King William IV of England dies• Victoria becomes queen of England
  7. 7. In the sciences• Wheatstone and Cooke patent electric telegraph• Samuel Morse exhibits his electric telegraph
  8. 8. And then:• 1838 -- Nicholas Nickleby• 1840 -- The Old Curiosity Shop• 1841 -- Barnaby Rudge• 1842 -- American Notes
  9. 9. • 1843 -- A Christmas Carol• 1844 -- Martin Chuzzlewit• 1844 -- The Chimes• 1845 -- The Cricket on the Hearth• 1846 -- The Battle of Life• 1846 -- Dombey and Son
  10. 10. And so it goes...• 1850 -- David Copperfield• 1853 -- Bleak House• 1854 -- Hard Times• 1857 -- Little Dorrit
  11. 11. Is he done yet?• 1859 -- A Tale of Two Cities• 1861 -- Great Expectations• 1865 -- Our Mutual Friends• 1869 -- The Mystery of Edwin Drood
  12. 12. What’s the Point? • Dickens wrote 15 major novels in a career spanning 33 years. • His peak of creativity was in mid - late career from 1848 - 1865.
  13. 13. And in the meantime• He fathered 10 children.• His wife left him (in 1856).• He gave numerous talks across Europe and in America.• He developed heart trouble.
  14. 14. His social conscience:• He fought for children’s rights and he advocated for child labour laws.• He opposed cruelty, deprivation, and corporal punishment of children.• He believed in and campaigned for just treatment of criminals.
  15. 15. A sad endingIn 1870 Dickens, who had been ill since1866, died of a cerebral hemorrhage. He isburied in the Poets’ Corner in WestminsterAbbey in London.
  16. 16. Dickens’ epitaph:“H ewasas ympathize tothe r po r, thes ring, andthe o uffe o s e andby hisde o ppre s d; ath, ne o E ngland’sgre s write is f ate t rs lo t tothewo s rld.”
  17. 17. Dickens’ Belief:“To be thoroughlyearnest is everything,and to be anythingshort of it is nothing.”“Ser profundamentehonesto lo es todo, yser menos que eso esnada.”
  18. 18. THE END

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