He spent most of his childhood in London, the setting for many of his novels. He lived in a middle-classed family that, but his father was incapable of managing his own finances. Dickens started school at the age of nine, but his education was interrupted when his father was imprisoned for debt in 1824. He was then forced to work at Warren’s Blacking Factory, a shoe-polish factory, to support himself. His experiences of trying to survive in the slums of England haunted him all of his life, and he would later devote many of his books to the retelling of his experiences.
After his father went to prison, at the age of twelve, Charles had to go to work for a few months as a warehouse employee, blackening shoes and putting labels on boxes. During this period in his life, (while his father was in jail) was painful for him and is later influenced in some of his writings such as the novel David Copperfield. His father was the inspiration of one of the characters, Mr. Micawber. Charles Dickens never had much of the opportunity to be a child. Many of his novels such as Oliver Twist and Philip Pirrip express the struggles he faced growing up.
When he was twelve, Charles went to work at a blacking warehouse, which was managed by a relative of his mother (McMahon, 47). Ever since he was a child, Dickens has been close to art and literature, and that exposure would definitely help his development. A few of his favorites works were Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes, Tom Jones by Henry Fielding, and Arabian Nights, each are picaresque novels that are made of a series of loosely linked adventures. The format those novels followed undoubtedly had ... ... middle of paper ... ...evolution, first published in 1839. In 1859, A Tale of Two Cities premiered.
Dickens makes note of both Frozen Deep and Carlyle in the preface of the book. He said that the play gave him inspiration and that Carlyle’s books made everything related to the French Revolution trustworthy (Dickens preface). This book was also about 220,000 words shorter than most of his other writings. This was because the book was originally written in weekly and monthly installments in a magazine called All the Year Round. He related strongly with one of the main characters, Sydney Carton, which also was a stressful thing to him along with the deadlines, made the book shorter than most (Nardo 24).
Write about the ways in which Charles Dickens presented the female characters in Great Expectations Charles Dickens was born on the 7th February 1812. He is known as one of the greatest writer of his time, creating classics that are still appreciated to this day. Surprisingly he had very little education and taught himself. At a young age Dickens was interested in becoming a reporter and writing and as well as writing fiction, he edited a weekly journal for twenty years. Dickens died on 9th June 1870, at the age of 58.
In 1833 Charles Dickens published his first story "A Dinner at Poplar Walk". In 1838 one of Dickens most popular stories, Oliver Twist, was published in three volumes. In 1851 Charles Dickens father passed away. Next in 1861, another Dickens classic was published, Great Expectations. On June 9 Charles Dickens dies, at the age of fifty-eight.
The Life of Charles Dickens Charles Dickens was a nineteenth-century novelist who was and still is very popular. He was born in Landport, a region of Portsmouth, on February 7, 1812 (Kyle 1). Charles Dickens was the son of John Dickens and Elizabeth Barrow. John Dickens was a minor government official who worked in the Navy Pay Office. Through his work there, he met Elizabeth and eventually married her.
Charles Dickens father, John Dickens, was a clerk in a Navy pay office. John was very bad with finances so he was put in jail because of his debt. Charles' whole family joined his father in jail and Charles was stuck working for Warrens Blacking Factory. After his father was let out of prison he rescued his son from his horrible labor fate. From 1824 to 1827 he became a student at a school in London.
The rest of his family moved into the prison room with John Dickens, except for Charles, who went to live in a cheap boarding house close to the factory he worked at (Stanley and Vennema 6). During this stage of life, when he had to work in a shoe-blacking factory, Charles meandered around th... ... middle of paper ... ...as they were in his time. From his deprived early years to the rapid progress of his vocation, Charles Dickens developed into a distinguished British writer who created many remarkable works and prospered in his later years. He became one of the best creators of English literature, composing many novels on the issues of the individuals around him, on the social class structure, and on the Industrial Revolution all while utilizing his own particular encounters in his life, adding an imaginative touch, and ultimately transforming them into unforgettable stories. As Ruth Glancy concurred, “ But as well as criticizing the follies of his own age, Dickens departed from Romanticism by becoming the novelist of the city and a champion of modern life, recognizing that the human heart will beat alongside the whirr of the factory loom or the hum of the computer (Glancy 25).”
At 12 he was sent to work for a few months at a shoe-polish warehouse on the banks of the Thames when his family hit financial difficulty. A few days later Dickens's father was sent to jail for debt. He recalled this painful experience in the early chapters of David Copperfield. While his father was imprisoned, all his family except himself and his sister, who was studying music, stayed at the Marshalsea Prison with his father, very much like the Dorrit family at the beginning of Little Dorrit. By the time he was 25 years old, Dickens was already famous.