He spent a lot of his down time reading books which is where some say his love for literature first began. As a kid Charles family had debt problems because John wasn’t good with the finances. This is ironic because he worked as a clerk in the Naval Pay Office. Eventually the family debt got so high that two days after Charles twelve birthday he was forced to go work at the Warren Blacking Factory. Charles who at the time was attending day school in Catham had to drop out as his parent couldn’t afford it.
Charles Doyle was a political cartoonist and civil servant who earned only £300 per year, so money was very tight in the household. Partially due to his father’s alcoholism and mental instability, he and Charles weren’t ever close. However, he and his mother were. Mary was passionate about books and was a gifted storyteller. Charles reflected on this in one of his biographies saying, "In my early childhood, as far as I can remember anything at all, the vivid stories she would tell me stand out so clearly that they obscure the real facts of my life.” (http://www.sherlockholmesonline.org/ biography/index.htm) Since money was so scarce, their prosperous extended family offered to pay for Arthur’s schooling when he turned nine (http://www.sherlockholmesonline.org /biography/index.htm).
In his short story “Young Goodman Brown,” Nathaniel Hawthorne’s Puritan ancestry aids in developing ______symbols and the inner complexities of his characters. Born on July 4, 1804, Hawthorne spent most of his childhood years living in Salem, Massachusetts with his mother and sisters. His father’s death in 1808 left the family penniless, forcing them to rely on support from relatives. With the help of his wealthy uncle Robert Manning, Hawthorne enrolled at Bowdoin College in 1821. Although Hawthorne was not enthusiastic and hard-working when it came to his schoolwork, he was still an avid reader and writer.
In the 19th century people used to die commonly so if they read this novel they wouldn’t suffer any sympathy because the death rate was regular. If a person read this novel in the 20 century they would feel sympathy because the death rate is much less and we are not used to children dying anymore. Dickens knew what a poor existence was like as a child because he had been through it all. He came from a working class family. In his school the teacher paid particular consideration to Dickens because he was making incredible progress but he was forced to leave school at the age of 12 and go labour in a factory because his parents were in enormous debt.
After a little searching, and a little help from another printer's father, Franklin found work at Keimer's printing house. Through his acquaintances Franklin managed to get support from the governor, but not his father, to set up a printing shop; all this and he wasn't even twenty-one years of age! However, when he went to London to pick up printing supplies he discovered that the governor whom he thought supported him had lied to him about setting up a printing shop. Having found this out, he searched for and found work at a famous printing house in London. Franklin stayed in London for eighteen months before heading back to Pennsylvania.
However he is now regarded as a great artist in the fullest sense. Blake's first book of poems, Poetical Sketches, appeared in 1783 and was followed by Songs of Innocence in 1789, and Songs of ExperienceE 1794. His most famous poem "The Tyger", was part of his Songs of Experience. In these works the world is seen from a child's point of view. Blake was always in a state of economic poverty, due to his inability to compete in the highly competitive field of engraving and his expensive invention that enabled him to design illustrations and print words at the same time.
His only education consisted of the arts, and therefore he enrolled in the Royal Academy of the Arts around the age of twelve. It was only in his spare time that he showed any interest in poetry. At the age of twenty-four he married Catherine Boucher who in fact had been illiterate at the time but Blake soon taught her to read. From there he pursued teaching in drawing and painting, illustrated books, and engraved designs made by other artists. It was only after many failures at the attempt of public recognition, and after years of isolation, that Blake had experienced his first audience.
Some believe she turned out to be the best companion Blake could have chosen. Blake and Catherine never had children. In 1784, Blake’s father passed away after he started his own printing press. He took his brother Robert in to live with him as an assistant pupil to relieve him from the agonies of poverty. In Blake's eyes, Robert was his son.
His parents would often times try to discourage him since they found Blake’s visions to be fabricated. When William was growing up, his parents never made him go to a conventional school. Instead, he would learn to read and write at home, and when he was ten years of age, he expressed the desire to become a painter so his parents sent him to a drawing school. Just two years later after being put into a drawing school, William began writing poetry. Then only two more years after that, William apprenticed with an art engraver because art school proved too costly.
By the tender age of 10, he was already writing the humorous poetry that he became famous for. He went to Harvard briefly, but his family didn’t have much money, so he had to quit and get a job. His first job was as a high school teacher, then as a bond salesman, then as an advertising copy-writer, then as an editor, and finally as a writer for the “New Yorker.” He published many of his poems in books, but he also made sure to do lecturing, even though he hated it. The lecturing ensured that he would make enough money to support his family. He died May 19, 1971, in Baltimore, Maryland.