[2015] Kasper Dal Santo (5W): Charles Dickens

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[2015] Kasper Dal Santo (5W): Charles Dickens

Charles was the oldest boy in the eight children in his family.His Father, John Dickens, was a naval clerk and his Mother, Elizabeth Barrow, was wanting to become a teacher.In 1816 they moved to Chatham.Then in 1822 they moved, once again, to Camden Town. Later, in 1824, his father got sent to jail for not repaying a debt. Charles then had no choice but to go work in a shoe polish factory where he earned 6 shillings a week. Eventually, his father paid the debt and Charles got a few more years in school until he had to drop out to assist in the earnings of the family.6 years later, in 1833, he was starting his career as a writer when he published sketches in two news papers.


His first novel, Oliver Twist was published every month on a newspaper in series.In 1842 Chales and his wife Catherine travelled to the United states on a 5 month tour, which inspired him to make an american based book.Over the years he published more exciting books such as A Christmas Carol.

Some books

Pickwick PapersNicholas NicklebyOur Mutual FriendThe Mystery of Edwin Drood


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Charles Dickens' full name is Charles John Huffam Dickens. He was born on the 7th Feb 1812 in Portsmouth and died on 9th June 1870.

Catherine Hogarth, Charles' Wife


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