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Author Study: Charles Dickens Curated by Naomi LaDine '17

A page dedicated to Charles Dickens, the great Victorian writer, including Dickens' personal life, historical context, works, criticisms, and literary style

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Charles (John Huffman) Dickens, born 1812, was at the time of his writing the most widely-read Victorian novelist, and likely still is. He is famous for both his humorous and his dark works, especially because of their insightful social criticism. He was also a husband, father, publisher, and adored public figure until his death in 1870.

Dickens' Imagination

Dickens at his writing desk

Manuscript of Great Expectations

Monthly Installments of A Tale of Two Cities

Dickens reading to his children