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Charles Dickens' life was interesting. He was born on February 7, 1812 to John and Elizabeth Dickens. He was an outstanding author that published many novels including A Christmas Carol , Oliver Twist, and A Tale of Two Cities. He had an unique writing style because most of his novels were about his life and things that had happened to him in the past. He must have had many events happen in his life if he could write this many books. (Cody. "Dickens: A Brief Biography.")

Charles studied in school until the age of twelve when his father and his family went to jail for debt. He had to get out of school and work at Warren's Blacking Factory to provide for his family. (Cody. "Dickens: A Brief Biography.") This job made him think of himself more as man than as a child. He went back to school until he was fifteen and his father went bankrupt again. He worked again to provide for his family and this happened to be the launch of his career. He began reporting at some law courts in London and a few years later, he was working for two major London newspapers. ("Charles Dickens Biography.")

Dickens authored many novels including A Christmas Carol, Oliver Twist, Bleak House, A Tale of Two Cities, and The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit. (Cody. "Dickens: A Brief Biography.") Most of these were inspired by past experiences in Dicken's life. He had many jobs in his life. Some of the jobs he had included the blacking factory, a freelance reporter, a reader at the British Museum Library, The Morning Chronicle, The Pickwick Papers, and Household Words. ("The Life of Charles Dickens.")

Charles was the second of eight children born to John and Elizabeth Dickens. He was engaged to Catherine Hogarth in 1835 but later seperated from her in 1858 when he met an actress named Ellen Terran. He bought a house named Gad's Hill, which he had admired since he was young in 1856. (Cody. "Dickens: A Brief Biography.")

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