Who is Charles Dickens?

Charles Dickens

Charles John Huffam Dickens ( /ˈtʃɑrlz ˈdɪkɪnz/; 7 February 1812 – 9 June 1870) 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. His novels and short stories continue to enjoy an enduring popularity among the general reading public.

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Mary Dickens - Childhood
... Mamie' Dickens was born at the family home in Doughty Street in London and was named after Mary Hogarth, who had died in 1837 and who was the sister of her mother ... In December 1839 the Dickens family moved from 48 Doughty Street to 1 Devonshire Terrace ... In her book Charles Dickens by His Eldest Daughter (1885), she described her father's method of writing In 1855 Charles Dickens took his two daughters to Paris ...
Cedric Charles Dickens
... Cedric David Charles Dickens (24 September 1916 – 11 February 2006) was an author and businessman, and the last surviving great-grandson of British author Charles Dickens and steward of his ...
Charles Dickens, Jr. - Bibliography - Dickens's Dictionary of The Thames
... Dickens's Dictionary of the Thames, From Oxford to the Nore An Unconventional Handbook is the second book of Charles Dickens, Jr ... The "1880" edition was first published in London in 1879, by "Charles Dickens and Evans" (Dickens Jr and his father-in-law, publisher Frederick Evans) ... and further were slightly retitled to Dickens's Dictionary of the Thames, From Its Source to the Nore An Unconventional Handbook ...
Lucinda Hawksley - Career
... organised and curated an exhibition of the paintings of her relative Kate Dickens-Perugini in 2002 at the Charles Dickens Museum in London ... As a speaker and lecturer she has spoken at the International Charles Dickens Conference, the Newberry Library in Chicago, the National Portrait Gallery in London, the ... In December 2007 she appeared as herself in the BBC docudrama Charles Dickens the Invention of Christmas, written and presented by Griff Rhys Jones ...
List Of A Christmas Carol Adaptations - Adaptations - Recordings
... Pickwick's Christmas, narrated by Charles Laughton ... In 1960, Dan O'Herlihy recorded the complete Dickens novel on a set of 4 16-RPM LP's, one of the few instances that this speed was used for a professional recording ... The actor Gerald Charles Dickens, the great-great grandson of Charles Dickens, has recorded a CD of A Christmas Carol which is unabridged and in which he plays twenty-six ...

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