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Something about Charles Dickens and his ability to take his reader tounbelievable places with his imaginative powers allows him the honor of beingthe most popular English novelist of the 19th century Dickens has thrilledhis readers for many years with his down-to-earth stories about real peopleforced into real situations Charles Dickens has the ability to tell hisstories from personal experiences He fine-tuned his ability to tell hisown story through the life of another character or cast of charactersBorn on the evening of February 7 1812 Charles Dickens was the second childof his parents John and Elizabeth Dickens His parents lived in Portsmouthwhich is located on Englands southern coast The family was in the lowerdivision of the middle class Charles Dickens father John was a clerkat the Navy Pay Office in Portsmouth Dickenss mother was very affectionateand rather foolish in practical matters John was a vivacious and generousman but often lived outside the boundaries of his tight pocketbook Laterin life Dickens used his father as the basis for his fictional characterMr Micawber and his mother as Mrs Nickleby in the Brothers Cheeryble Constable25In 1814 John Dickens was transferred from the post in Portsworth to one inLondon Three years later the family moved to Chatham to be closer to theirfather who was working steadily at the post Charles Dickenss mother taughthim to read when he was barely five and for the next few years Dickens livedwonderfully reading every book he could get his hands on He quickly readthrough his fathers collection of Shakespeare Cervantes Defoe SmollettFielding and Goldsmith Every one of these authors left a mark on the youngmind of Charles Dickens which is easy to see in his style and attitude throughoutwritings Carey 6During this time Dickens started attending school where he excelled and pleasedhis father greatly Although he was a solitary child Dickens was observantand good natured and often participated in different comical routines forthe class Looking back on this period of his life Dickens thought
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