Essay on Charles Dickens

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Charles John Huffam Dickens was born in Landport, Portsmouth, United Kingdom, on February 7, 1812. He was the second of eight children born to John and Elizabeth Dickens. In 1814, Dickens’ family moved to London, and then to Chatham, Kent, which is where most of Charles’ early years were spent. Eight years later, in 1822, the family moved to Camden town, a poor neighborhood in London, because of financial issues. Unfortunately, as a result of his father being sent to debtors prison, Charles had to drop out of school and go to work in 1824. However, several months later, his father was released, and Charles was able to return to work.
Nine short years later, Charles Dickens began his writing career. In 1833, Charles would send essays and short stories to periodicals, where they would be published. In December of 1833, “A Dinner at Poplar Walk” was published, which was Dickens’ first published story. Additionally, in 1834, Dickens’ adopted the pseudonym, Boz. In 1836, Dickens’ first book, Sketches by Boz, was published. Dickens undertook being a novelist as his main profession, but he continued working in the journalism field. From 1843 to 1848, Dickens wrote a Christmas series, which included A Christmas Carol and Cricket on the Hearth. Dickens wrote twelve and a half novels. A few of Dickens’ famous works include A Tale of Two Cities, Great Expectations, and David Copperfield.
Dickens’ had a rather interesting life. In 1836, he married Catherine Hogarth. Together, the…