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Charles Dickens


Born
in Portsmouth, England
February 07, 1812

Died
June 09, 1870

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Charles John Huffam Dickens was a writer and social critic who created some of the world's best-known fictional characters and is regarded as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era. His works enjoyed unprecedented popularity during his lifetime, and by the twentieth century critics and scholars had recognised him as a literary genius. His novels and short stories enjoy lasting popularity.

Dickens left school to work in a factory when his father was incarcerated in a debtors' prison. Despite his lack of formal education, he edited a weekly journal for 20 years, wrote 15 novels, five novellas, hundreds of short stories and non-fiction articles, lectured and performed extensively, was an indefatigable letter writer, and campaigned vigorousl
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A Tale of Two Cities

3.86 avg rating — 861,074 ratings — published 1859 — 7696 editions
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A Christmas Carol

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Great Expectations

3.78 avg rating — 706,361 ratings — published 1860 — 1392 editions
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Oliver Twist

3.87 avg rating — 346,891 ratings — published 1838 — 7052 editions
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David Copperfield

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Bleak House

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Hard Times

3.54 avg rating — 62,673 ratings — published 1854 — 880 editions
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Little Dorrit

3.99 avg rating — 44,965 ratings — published 1855 — 1441 editions
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Nicholas Nickleby

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No. I No. II No. III No. IV No. V No. VI
(19 books)
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The Pickwick Papers, Volume I The Pickwick Papers, Volume II
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The Life and Adventures of ... Life and Adventures of Nich...
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Old Curiosity Shop, Vol 1 The Old Curiosity Shop, Vol 2
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Dickens' London Dickens In Europe
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“There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humor.”
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