CHARLES DICKENS (1812-1870)
- American notes
- A Christmas Carol
- Great expectations
- A Message from the sea
- The mystery of Edwin Drood
- Tale of two cities
- Three Ghost Stories
Born on February 1812, he was the son of John and Elisabeth Dickens. His
father was a clerk in the Naval Pay Office. Having a poor head for finances, he found
himself imprisoned for debt in 1824. Then, his wife and children, except Charles, had
to work at Warren's Blacking Factory.
So, from 1824 to 1827, Charles was a day pupil at a school in London. After
school, at the age of 15, he found employment as an office boy at an attorney's.
In 1829, he became a free-lance reporter at Doctor's Common Courts.
The first series of Sketches by Boz was published in 1836. The same
year, he was hired to write short texts in the Pickwick Papers.
After the success of this paper, he began a full-time career as a novelist.