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CHARLES DICKENS In 1812 one of the greatest writers of all time according to many was born to the name of Charles John Huffman Dickens Charles Dickens family was not well to do and was a lower-middle class family with eight children Charles being the second He had a painful personal life from growing up all the way until his later years which was mostly due to the fact of being poor Dickens however brought himself financial success in his later years Charles Dickens wrote all kinds of literary works in the form of short stories and novels He also had many great classics Dickens is thought by many to be the greatest English novelist ever to have written a book Charles Dickens was born in Portsmouth England on February 7 1812 to John and Elizabeth Dickens When he was two years old he and his family moved to London where Charles went to school When he was twelve he was taken out of school and sent to work in a London factory pasting labels on bottles of shoe polish for a mere six shillings per week paying for part of the debt of the family This job lasted only a few months but for Dickens it felt like an eternity Until he was fifteen he attended school off and on and then dropped out In 1934 after studying shorthand for 18 months Dickens got a job as a newspaper reporter for the Evening Chronicle Two years later Dickens had his first work published named Sketches by Boz which consisted of his works from the Evening Chronicle and Monthly Magazine The 24 year old Charles Dickens then married Catherine Hogarth Later that year and clear through the next Dickens had monthly writings The Pickwick Papers which brought his name to be commonplace in English households After many writings and ten children in 1854 Catherin and Charles Dickens separated and Charles continued to write novels
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