Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens

Born: February 7, 1812

Died: June 9, 1870

Nationality: English

Occupation: Novelist, writer

Biography: Charles John Huffam Dickens was an English writer and social critic who is generally regarded as the greatest novelist of the Victorian period and the creator of some of the world's most memorable fictional characters. During his lifetime Dickens's works enjoyed unprecedented popularity and fame, and by the twentieth century his literary genius was fully recognized by critics and scholars.

Source/Notes: As quoted in: "Dictionary of Quotations from Ancient and Modern English and Foreign Sources" (1899), p. 4
Source/Notes: David Copperfield (2007 edition), Bloomsbury Pub Ltd - ISBN: 9780747587521

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Source/Notes: A Christmas Carol: The Characters Live! (2007 edition), Benchmark Education Company - ISBN: 9781410879608
Source/Notes: The works of Charles Dickens in thirty-four [i.e. thirty-eight] volumes (1868 edition)
Source/Notes: Charles Dickens's works. Charles Dickens ed. [18 vols. of a 21 vol. set. Wanting A child's history of England; Christmas stories; The mystery of Edwin Drood]. (1867 edition)

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