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Transcript of Charles Dickens
February 7, 1812
- Charles Huffam Dickens was born in Portsmouth, England
4 - 6 month old baby brother dies
- moved to Catham, Kent
- Charles starts school
- moved to Camden Town
- Becomes a freelance reporter
- Charles falls in love with Maria Beadnell, her parents disapprove
April 28, 1833
- Charles begins to organize stage performances
- Dickens' first piece of writing is published
- Charles meets Catherine Hogarth
February 9, 1824
- Charles starts work at a shoe polish factory
February 23, 1824
- John Dickens imprisoned due to debt
May 28, 1824
- Charles' father released from prison
- Charles goes back to school
- Charles must quit school and go back to work
By: Amy and Kezia
Stuffed his pet raven named Grip after it died
The Pickwick Papers
The Old Curiousity Shop
Dombey and Son
A tale of Two Cities
Our Mutual Friend
The Mystery of Edwin Drood
His father John Dickens inspired the character Mr. Micawber in David Copperfield
Always slept with his head north and his bed north-south
Hartson, William. "Top 10 Facts about Charles Dickens." Daily Express. Northern and Shell Media Publications, 7 Feb. 2014. Web. 14 Jan. 2015.
Credited with the creation of 247 new words
Made the earliest known reference to potato chips in a Tale of Two Cities
Obsessively combed his hair
Afraid of bats
Oliver Twist was based on the people who lived and worked near to him in London
His works were released in sections, either once a week or month
The characters Oliver Twist, David Copperfield and Phillip Pirrip were loosely based on Dickens when he was a child
Marriman, C. D. "Charles Dickens." - Biography and Works. Search Texts, Read Online. Discuss. Jalic Inc., 2006. Web. 17 Jan. 2015
"Charles Dickens." Bio. A&E Television Networks, 2015. Web. 13 Jan. 2015.
Shmoop Editorial Team. "Charles Dickens." Shmoop.com. Shmoop University, Inc., 11 Nov. 2008. Web. 17 Jan.
Perry, Marsha. "Charles Dickens Info." Charles Dickens Info. N.p., n.d. Web. 19 Jan. 2015.
Charles Culliford Boz
Alfred D'Orsay Tennyson
Sydney Smith Haldimand
Edward Bulwer Lytton
Along with novels, Charles also wrote stage performances
- Writes for a newspaper and uses the name 'Boz'
- Charles marries Catherine Hogarth
- Charles' family grows, his first 9 children are born
- a very tragic year
- Catherine and Charles' last child is born
- Charles meets Nelly Turnan
- Charles and Catherine separate legally
- Elizabeth (Charles' mother) and Walter (his fourth son) die
June 9, 1870
- Charles dies at age 58
November 22, 1879
- Catherine dies