[2015] Sidarth Menon (5W): Charles Dickens

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[2015] Sidarth Menon (5W): Charles Dickens

CHARLES JOHN HUFFMAN DICKENS

LIFE AND FAMILYCharles John Huffman Dickens was born on February 7 1812 in Landport. His mother was Elizabeth Dickens and his father was John Dickens. His siblings were Alfred Lamert Dickens, Frederick Dickens, Augustus Dickens, Frances Dickens, Letitia Dickens, Harriet Dickens and Alfred Allen Dickens.In 1823 he was withdrawn by his parents from school as his parents were no longer able to pay the school fees. Two days after his 12th birthday, he was sent to a factory to work in. This factory made polish for boots. In the same month his father was sent to jail for failing to pay a dept. As Charlie was gone and his father was at prison, his family moved to John's prison cell. Soon John recieved an inheritence and he managed to pay off his dept. As the dept was settled Charle's family moved into the boarding school where he stayed. In 1836 Charles got married to Catherine Hogart. After there marriage they had ten children. Henry Fielding Dickens, Walter Landor Dickens, Edward Dickens, Alfred D'Orsay Tennyson Dickens, Mary Dickens, Charles Dickens Jr., Dora Annie Dickens, Francis Dickens, Kate Peruguni and Sydney Smith Haldimand Dickens. In 1857 Charles ended up meeting Ellen Ternan. Even though Ellen was 18 and Charles was 45, they began a relationship which lasted for the rest of Charles life. The next year Charles and Catherine agreed to seperate. The last novel Charles ended up finishing was Our Mutual Friend which he finished in 1865. He started work on The Mystery of Edwin Drood but however, he suffered a stroke on the 9th of June 1870 at the age of 58.

FAMOUS BOOKS-Oliver Twist-The Old Curiosity Shop-David Copperfield-The Pickwick Papers-Little Dorrit-Our Mutual Friend-The Battle Of Life-A House To Let-The Haunted House-The Mudfog Papers-The Baron Of Gogzwig-The D Case-A Christmas Carol

QuotesCharles had many famous quotes in his books.Here are some of the amazing ones he had written his books. This one is from Oliver Twist.-"Please, Sir, I want some more."He asks this to the cook for more gruel.Here is another one from The Old Curiosity Shop-“It is a pleasant world we live in, sir, a very pleasant world. There are bad people in it, Mr. Richard, but if there were no bad people, there would be no good lawyers.”

CHARLES

CATHERINE

FAMILY


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