Charles Dickens Biography
Charles Dickens full name was Charles John Huffam Dickens. Charles Dickens was great British writer and as well as social critic. He was famous to create most memorable fictional characters in their novels. In Victorian period, Charles Dickens was greatest novelist. His novels, fictions, characters and shorts stories continue to be world wide popular.
Charles Dickens Early Life
Charles Dickens was born on 7th February 1812 at Landport, Portsmouth, Hampshire, England. He died on 9th June 1870 (aged 58) at Gad’s Hill Place, Higham, Kent, England. Charles Dickens resting place was at Poets’ Corner, Westminster Abbey. His father was John Dickens who was a clerk in the Navy Pay Office and mother was Elizabeth Dickens. Charles Dickens was second child of eight children.
After Charles Dickens birth, immediately his family moved to Norfolk Street, Bloomsbury. When he was age 4, his family moved to Chatham, Kent, where he spent his life until his age of 11.
Charles Dickens Education
Charles Dickens studied few years in a private education. His first education started at dame-school and then at a William Giles school which is a dissenter in Chatham. In 1822 his family was forced to move to Camden Town due to some financial difficulties. At the age 12 years of Charles enter in to 112 College Place, Camden Town with the help of Elizabeth Roylance, a family friend.
Charles Dickens Marriage and Family
On 2nd April 1836 Charles Dickens got married with Catherine Thomson Hogarth who is the daughter of George Hogarth, editor of the Evening Chronicle. First child Charley was born in January 1837. After their child birth, the family was shifted to Bloomsbury at 48 Doughty Street, London which was taken as a lease for three years at 80 GBP. Charles Dickens & Hogarth gave birth to 10 children and their names were Charles Dickens, Jr., Mary Dickens, Kate Perugini, Walter Landor Dickens, Francis Dickens, Alfred D’Orsay Tennyson Dickens, Sydney Smith Haldimand Dickens, Henry Fielding Dickens, Dora Annie Dickens and Edward Dickens.
Charles Dickens Journalism and Early Novels
Charles Dickens was started his career as a journalist. He started with journals ‘The Mirror of Parliament’ and ‘The True Sun’. After submit these journals he became parliamentary journalist in The Morning Chronicle in 1833. His first publication was “Pickwick Papers” which is highly successful novel in his career. After this publication Charles didn’t look back in his career.
He wrote many plays and as well as plays in front of Queen Victoria in 1851. Charles Dickens notable works are The Pickwick Papers, Oliver Twist, A Christmas Carol, David Copperfield, Bleak House, Hard Times, Little Dorrit, A Tale of Two Cities and Great Expectations.
Charles Dickens Death
Charles Dickens was survived from one rail crash. After five years he was died of a stroke on 9th June 1870. He was buried at Westminster Abbey.