Charles Dickens was an English writer. He is regarded as one of the finest writers in English language. He is regarded as the greatest novelist of the Victorian Period. He is renowned for creating some of the finest fictional characters ever. The Pickwick Papers, Oliver Twist, David Copperfield and A Christmas Carol are few of his notable literature. Charles Dickens is one of the most famous novelists of all time.
Charles Dickens was born on 7 February 1812. He was born to John Dickens and Elizabeth Dickens from Landport, Hampshire, England. His father was thrown in Debtors Prison when he was a child. For this reason Charles Dickens had to leave school. She started to work in factories from an early age. At age 20 he wanted to become an entertainer. He was full of energy and did mimicry at the time. He landed an acting audition but missed it due to cold. Before Charles Dickens got another shot at fame in acting he had already set out to become a writer. Charles Dickens rose to fame with “The Pickwick Papers” in 1836. He was using the pseudonym Boz as the time. Most of his novels used to come out in shilling installments before being published as a full volume. This helped him to edit characters to readers and his best interests. His success as a novelist continued with the release of “Oliver Twist” in 1838. Oliver Twist is one of Charles Dickens greatest works. A young Queen Victoria at the time read both of his novels and was quite fond of them. He was by then an internationally famous writer. His later works in Dombey and Son” and “David Copperfield” were more well written and serious themed than his earlier work. David Copperfield became one of his greatest works ever.
Charles Dickens married Catherine Dickens in 1936. The couple had 10 children born to them. Charles and Catherine separated in 1858. Charles Dickens was believer in Christianity. But he had issues with institutions and their rules of religions. On 9 June 1870 at the age of 58 Charles Dickens died of a stroke.