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As a member of one of the lower classes as a child Dickens had dreams of comfortable middle class life and worked for this goal without forgetting where he came from Dickens was the first mainstream writer to reach out to the semiliterate class He did much to make sure his writings were available to the middle class He published serial novels on monthly bases One shilling one twentieth of a pound would buy you the next installment to your novel In a time when novels were almost thirty times as much as one of these serial novels it put reading within the reach of the middle class thus highly popularizing Charles Dickens works By the popularity of his work he was able to afford a humble middle class life which was what he always desired Charles Dickens like most authors of fiction included characters in his writings that reflect aspects of his own life Dickens has certain staple characteristics that are included in the majority of his stories that are derived from Dickens family friends and even himself Charles Dickens was one of the literary geniuses of the 19th century Charles Dickens did not begin his life as a humble middle class child In fact it was quite the opposite He was born in Portsmouth England in 1812 He was the second child of John and Elizabeth Dickens John Dickens was a clerk in the Navy pay office In 1817 Charles got the first taste of the life he would so strongly desire later in his life His family moved to Chatham a small port town in England Charles enjoyed all the comforts of a humble middle class life fresh country air decent schooling and books to read on sunny afternoons It was a short idyll John Dickens money supply was lacking He was recalled to London and forced to put his family of six in a small smelly bleak
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