Charles Dickens was one of the most renown English novelists of the Victorian Era; the immense popularity of his work is still remembered to this day. Born on February 7, 1812 in England, Charles was the son of John and Elizabeth Dickens and the second of eight children, two of which had died during childhood (Library.thinkquest.org). As a child, Dickens took to books early. Dickens never attended a real school; at the beginning, he attended a school run by local women, and later, until the age of nine, he attended a school run by a minister (Library.thinkquest.org). John Dickens, his father, was formerly a clerk in the Naval Pay Office (victorianweb.org).
Introduction on Charles Dickens He was born in 1812, his family were very poor, his father who was a clerk in the Royal Navy based in Portsmouth, when he was five years old his family moved to Chatham which at the time was a big Dockyard. At the age of nine he moved again but this time it was to London, because his family were so poor they could not afford to send Charles to school so he taught himself. Charles started work at the age of 11 in a blacking factory helped and taught what to do by a friend named Bob Fagin (who is in Oliver Twist). As a result of being so poor his father went to debtors prison, because his mother could not afford things she joined him going to prison the bailiffs took away all there possessions. His Grandmother died and left money to the family and as a result of this they got out of prison.
At age two, his family moved from Portsmouth to London. His father worked as a clerk in a Navy Pay Office. Due to his hospitable and generous nature, they had financial trouble. This trouble escalated to a point that landed John in debtors’ prison. 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.
At the age of 12 dickens father, John Dickens, was sent to prison for not paying his debt. So to help his family, dickens went and got a job in a factory. He shined shoes and polished them and earned a dollar and fifty cents a week. The family even had to stay in the factory as well. This gave Dickens the early experience to understand that some children can’t receive proper education.
Much to his relief, Dickens was permitted to go back to school. But when Dickens was 15, his education had to interrupted once again. In 1827, he had to drop out of school and work as an office boy to contribute to his family’s income. Within a year of working, Dickens began freelance reporting at the law courts of London. Just a few years later, he was reporting for two major London news... ... middle of paper ... ...revolutionaries.
Still unable to satisfy his creditors, John Dickens was arrested and sent to Marshalsea Prison. At age 12, Charles found work at Warren's Blacking Factory, where he was paid six shillings a week wrapping shoeblack bottles. The brief time that he worked 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. The rough time he had there would show up in his stories David Copperfield and in Great Expectations.
later on he wrote some couple of books before taking a break to write his major work, " a christmas carol''. When he was young his family moved to London and his father had some inconvenient to make money to his big family. A few months later after his father was released from prison he inherit money form his mother, that had died while his father was in prison. He went to school until he was 15 year old. After that he worked at the lawyer's office.
It was birthed as the result of the life of Charles Dickens, his time period, and his boyhood experiences. Dickens was born in February of 1812 in England. His parents were middle-class, but suffered financially. Dickens was forced to quick school and work in a blacking factory when he was only 12 because of his father, brother, and mother going to jail because of debt. A few weeks after he started working, his father, mother, and siblings were put into debtor’s prison.
Charles Dickens was born February 7, 1812 in Landport, Portsea, to a middle-class family. His father John Dickens worked as a clerk in the local Navy Pay-Office, and his mother was Elizabeth. Soon after his birth, Charles moved to Norfolk, temporarily, and then to London and finally to Chatham. (Bloom 1-3) A few years later, in 1821, the Navy made internal reforms, and Charles's father lost his job, leaving the family poor and without steady income (Bloom 7). Due to this, the family moved to Camden Town, London in search of work.
Tale of two Cities In the fictitious novel Tale of Two Cities, the author, Charles Dickens lays out a brilliant plot. Charles Dickens was born in England on February 7, 1812 nears the south coast. His family moved to London when he was ten years old and quickly went into debt. To help support him, Charles went to work at a blacking warehouse when he was twelve. His father was soon imprisoned for debt and shortly thereafter the rest of the family split apart.