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Charles Dickens. By Marcin MArtynowski. Famous Author. Charles Dickens is probably the most famous author in the English Language . Why is he so famous. He wrote about the ordinary people and the difficult lives they had.

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charles dickens

Charles Dickens

By Marcin MArtynowski

famous author
Famous Author

Charles Dickens is probably the most famous author in the English Language.

why is he so famous
Why is he so famous

He wrote about the ordinary people and the difficult lives they had.

He wrote his stories in exciting chapters so people looked forward to the next chapter.


Charles Dickens was born in Portsmouth in February 1812.


As a young boy he had to work in a factory which was cruel, had rats running around the floor, was cold, dark and miserable.


He only went to school for a short period as his father was regularly in the Debtors’ Prison.


As Charles could read and write he became a journalist for a newspaper. Newspapers were becoming popular at this time.

1836 marriage
1836 Marriage

He married Catherine Hogarth in 1836. They were to have 10 children.


Oliver Twist

Great Expectations/A Christmas Carol

Pickwick Papers / A Tale Of Two Cities

famous characters
Famous Characters

Some of the characters that Charles Dickens created are famous even today in the English Language.

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Famous Characters

Scrooge=Mean Miser

Fagin=‘Fence’ for thieves

Mr Bumble=Cruel Orphanage head

Pip=A Kind thoughtful boy

MrsGargary= Cruel stepmother

Bill Sykes=Evil thief

Dodger=young pickpocket

other writings
Other Writings

Dickens wrote many books and other articles for newspapers etc.


He would put one chapter per week into the newspaper so that people would buy the newspaper each week to see what happened next.


Charles went to America to make speeches against Slavery.


He died in 1870 aged 46 and is one of the famous people buried in Westminster Abbey in London.