[2014] Brittany Winchester: Charles Dickens

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[2014] Brittany Winchester: Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens was born on February 7, 1812 in Portsmith England. He was the second child. His parents then had five children to keep Charles and his older sister, Fanny, company. Two of those five died as a baby. His family had a lot of financial problems. In 1823 he had to drop out of school because his family could not pay the fees. The following year his father went to jail twice for not paying his debt. On February 23 the whole family except him and his older siter Fanny moved into the jail cell with their father. His father finally paid off his debt and the family moved into the boarding house with Charles. By 1824 he was able to go back to school at Wellinton House Academy. Two years later he dropped out of school for good to work. He worked as a law clerk in London. In 1828 he got his first gig as a professional writer. In 1836 he published his first book, Scetches By Boz. Box was his nickname. Later he married Cathrine Hogarth and a year later he had his first child and then nine more. He kept writing books until he died of stroke in 1870. He was 58 when he died.

He always insisted on sleeping north-south, with his head pointing north because he thought it would improve his writing.

The only novel by Dickens that has the word kangaroo in it is David Copperfield.

He started working at age twelve.

Dickens had a nickname for all of his children like skittles.

A toothpick that Dickens once used was sold in an auction for $8,491.20.

Dickens died before completing his last novel. The Mystery of Edwin Drood.

He had a pet raven named Grip and when it died in 1841 he had it stuffed.

Dickens was famous for writing a lot of books. A couple of them were Oliver Twist, Great Expectations, A Christmas Carol, and David Copperfield.

Charles Dickens

Charles was in a train wreck, he survived but at least 40 people didn't.He then died 5 years later on that day


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