Charles Dickens

Novelist Charles Dickens Full Name: Charles Dickens [Charles John Huffam Dickens]
Nationality: British

Profession: Novelist
Why Famous: Greatest novelist of the Victorian period.

Born: February 7, 1812
Star Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Portsmouth, Hampshire, England

Died: June 9, 1870 (aged 58)
Cause of Death: Stroke

Articles on Charles Dickens

Married Life

  • 1836-04-02 English novelist and social critic Charles Dickens (24) marries Catherine Thomson Hogarth (20)

Historical Events in the Life of Charles Dickens

  • 1836-02-07 "Sketches by Boz" (essays) published by Charles Dickens
  • 1843-12-19 "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens is published, 6,000 copies sold
  • 1846-01-21 1st edition of Charles Dickens' "Daily News"
  • 1854-04-01 Hard Times begins serialisation in Charles Dickens magazine, "Household Words"
  • 1859-04-30 Charles Dickens' "A Tale Of Two Cities" is first published in literary periodical "All the Year Round" (weekly installments until Nov 26)
  • 1859-11-26 Last weekly installment of Charles Dickens' "A Tale Of Two Cities" is published in literary periodical "All the Year Round"
  • 1867-12-02 In a New York City theater, British author Charles Dickens gives his first public reading in the United States.

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