Charles Dickens (1812-1870) is one of the greatest and most popular writers in the history of literature. In his novels, Dickens combines masterly storytelling, humor, pathos, and irony with sharp social criticism and acute observation of people and places, both real and imagined. On February 7, 1812, in Portsmouth, England, Charles Dickens was born to John and Elizabeth Dickens. Charles was the second of eight children. He spent most of his childhood in London, the setting for many of his novels.
Charles Dickens, the man of hard work and great expectations, was a tremendous novelist and an affirmative mentor. He had a poor childhood, an irksome teenage life, and a superlative adult life. The novels he wrote is what makes him who is today. He is known for bringing England’s public problems to attention. He is known for the powerful messages that he gave.
Due to his families financial crisis, Dickens went to work at Warren’s Blacking Factory labeling bottles, but after his father’s debts were paid, he continued his education at Wellington House Academy from 1824 to 1826. After his education was complete, he became a court reporter for various newspaper sources until he devoted his time to writing. Dickens’ first published work appeared in December of 1833 in the Monthly Magazine, followed by nine other works. These writings were collected into two volumes Turner2 and published in 1836. The time spent as a reporter made Dickens familiar with the middle and lower classes of London and his familiarity is displayed in the two volume set of his early works.
The Life of Charles Dickens Reflected in Great Expectations "I must entreat you to pause for an instant, and go back to what you know of my childish days, and to ask yourself whether it is natural that something of the character formed in me then" - Charles Dickens Charles Dickens is well known for his distinctive writing style. Few authors before or since are as adept at bringing a character to life for the reader as he was. His novels are populated with characters who seem real to his readers, perhaps even reminding them of someone they know. What readers may not know, however, is that Dickens often based some of his most famous characters, those both beloved or reviled, on people in his own life. It is possible to see the important people, places, and events of Dickens' life thinly disguised in his fiction.
When the family finances were put at least partly to rights and his father was released, the twelve-year-old mother's insistence that he continue to work at the factory. His father, however, rescued him from that fate, and between 1824 and 1827 Dickens was a day pupil at a school in London. At fifteen, he found employment as an office boy at an attorney's, while he studied shorthand at night. His brief stint at the Blacking Factory haunted him all of his life -- he spoke of it only to his wife and to his closest friend, John Forster -- but the dark secret became a source both of creative energy and of the preoccupation with the themes of alienation and betrayal which would emerge, most notably, in David Copper field and in Great Expectations. In 1829 he became a free-lance reporter at Doctor's Commons Courts, and in 1830 he met and fell in love with Maria Bead Nell, the daughter of a banker.
"A christmas carol'' wrote by Charles Dickens is his best and most recognized ... ... middle of paper ... ...and Son (1848)", "A Tale of Two Cities (1859)", "Our Mutual Friend and The Mystery of Edwin Drood". also some of this stories are recognized for the main character being miserable and lonely. he also used solme elements of surrealism and humor to picture images of ghostly comic characters who became representatives of moral falling, corruption, greed, and evil in the modern world. I think that Charles dickens was an amazing writer that had a way of mixing fiction to reality and still made it in a traditional form. my conclusion of dickens is that he is a genius with mistakes in his writing that also had his ups and downs through life.
Which helped him in writing Oliver Twist. Around the time he began to write A Tale of Two Cities he was going through a divorce. Writing this book made him feel like a better person. Dickens mostly wrote about poverty that he had seen and experienced in his life. At the age of 12 dickens father, John Dickens, was sent to prison for not paying his debt.
Charles Dickens Something about Charles Dickens and his ability to take his reader to unbelievable places with his imaginative powers allows him the honor of being the most popular English novelist of the 19th century. Dickens has thrilled his readers for many years with his down-to-earth stories about real people forced into real situations. Charles Dickens has the ability to tell his stories from personal experiences. He fine-tuned his ability to tell his own story through the life of another character or cast of characters. Born on the evening of February 7, 1812, Charles Dickens was the second child of his parents, John and Elizabeth Dickens..
His father saw him as a future genius and would have him sit in a tall chair and tell stories to his co-workers at the office. In 1814 his father John was temporarily sent to the London office to work as a clerk. During this time, as a child Dickens attended the school of Williams Giles. Growing up he had many responsibilities that included attending school, college, and maintaining a professional job at the same time. His parent’s income started slowing down.
In 1829 he was a reporter for the Doctor's Commoner's Courts. In 1832 he ,was a reporter on the Parliamentary debates in the House of Commons, and he became a reporter for a newspaper. In 1834 he adopted his famous pseudonym " Boz." Soon his father was put in jail for another count of debt and he came to his aid time. During his lifetime Charles' family would always be on his back for money.