Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens 1812 to 1870

A literary genius

Charles John Huffam Dickens (7 February 1812 – 9 June 1870) was an English writer and social critic who created some of the world’s best-known fictional characters, and is regarded by many as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era.

Victorian writer, journalist, storyteller, editor, conductor, poet, artist

As writer:

30 novels, most famous:

*Sketches of Boz (nickname),1836

*Pickwick Papers (1836)

*Oliver Twist (1837)

*Nicolas Nickleby (1838)

*Old Curiosity shop (1840

*Christmas Carols (1843)

*David Copperfield (1849)

*The Mystery of Edwin Drood, his last unfinished one(1870)

As storyteller:

A diner at poplar walk, published in The Monthly Magazine, his first in 1833.

As editor:

*Household Words

*All the year round

*Harpers new monthly

As conductor/ actor:

*No thoroughfare

*Every man in his humour

*Clari, the opera

Famous characters:

*Uriah Heep

*Artful Dodger


*Little Nell


*Tiny Tim