Charles Dickens





Charles Dickens

Author profile


born
in Portsmouth, The United Kingdom
February 07, 1812

died
June 09, 1870

gender
male

genre

influences


About this author

A prolific 19th Century author of short stories, plays, novellas, novels, fiction and non-fiction; during his lifetime Dickens became known the world over for his remarkable characters, his mastery of prose in the telling of their lives, and his depictions of the social classes, morals and values of his times. Some considered him the spokesman for the poor, for he definitely brought much awareness to their plight, the downtrodden and the have-nots. He had his share of critics, like Virginia Woolf and Henry James, but also many admirers, even into the 21st Century.


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“There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humor.”
Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol

“Never close your lips to those whom you have already opened your heart.”
Charles Dickens

“There are books of which the backs and covers are by far the best parts.”
Charles Dickens, Oliver Twist

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