• Charles Dickens Blacking Factory
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    Charles John Huff am Dickens was born in Portsmouth in 1812, the second child of a large family. His father was the son of a butler and a housekeeper, and worked as a clerk in the Navy Pay Office. The family moved to London when Dickens was three and to Chatham in Kent two years later. In 1822 Dickens's father was transferred to London and slid seriously into debt. Dickens did not go back to school and at age twelve was sent to work in a blacking factory. Shortly afterwards his father was impri...
  • Charles Dickens Bleak House A Tale Of Two Cities
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    Christopher Cahn Charles Dickens Charles Dickens is perhaps one of the greatest and most studied British authors of all time. Possibly one of the most controversial writers of his time, Dickens wrote often about the vast gap between the lower classes and the aristocracy, as well as the inefficiency, immorality and unjustness of governments and the upper classes in general. In the books, A Tale of Two Cities, and Bleak House, Dickens wrote about his hatred for government and all its corruptness. ...
  • Charles Dickens 2 Reporter Time Father
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    Charles Dickens (1812-1870) is one of the greatest and most popular writers in the history of literature. In his novels, Dickens combines masterly storytelling, humor, pathos, and irony with sharp social criticism and acute observation of people and places, both real and imagined. On February 7, 1812, in Portsmouth, England, Charles Dickens was born to John and Elizabeth Dickens. Charles was the second of eight children. He spent most of his childhood in London, the setting for many of his novel...
  • Victorian Social Stratification Oliver Twist
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    In England during the Victorian era, social divisions of class were a major part of people s daily lives. Victorian views on class and of that time s social division in general, are described in great detail by Charles Dickens in many of his novels published during the Victorian period. Dickens Oliver Twist and David Copperfield are two examples of works that tell of the classification between the poor and the wealthy. Through his vivid descriptions, symbolic characters, and dialog spoken, Dicke...
  • Charles Dickens Life David Story
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    Something about Charles Dickens and his ability to take his reader to unbelievable places with his imaginative powers allows him the honor of being the most popular English novelist of the 19 th century. Dickens has thrilled his readers for many years with his down-to-earth stories about real people forced into real situations. Charles Dickens has the ability to tell his stories from personal experiences. He fine-tuned his ability to tell his own story through the life of another character or ca...
  • Public Readings Dickens Year Continued
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    charles Dickens was born on February 7, 1812, the son of John and Elizabeth Dickens. John Dickens was a clerk in the Naval Pay Office. He had a poor head for finances, and in 1824 found himself imprisoned for debt. His wife and children, with the exception of Charles, who was put to work at Warren's Blacking Factory, joined him in the Marshal sea Prison. When the family finances were put at least partly to rights and his father was released, the twelve-year-old Dickens, already scarred psycholog...
  • Dickens 3 Published John American
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    Charles Dickens was an English novelist and one of the most popular writers in the history of literature. In his enormous body of works, Dickens combined masterly storytelling, humor, pathos, and irony with sharp social criticism and acute observation of people and places, both real and imagined. (Encarta, 1998) Charles Dickens was born on Friday, February 7, 1812 at No. 1 Mile End Terrace, Landport, Portsmouth. His father, John Dickens, was a clerk in the Navy Pay Office. In 1814 John was trans...
  • Hard Times Victorian Era
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    Hard Times by Dickens, Structure as it Relates to Plot and Characterization Charles Dickens presents in his novel a specific structure to expose the evils and abuses of the Victorian Era. Dickens' use of plot and characterization relate directly to the structure on account that it shows his view of the mistreatment's and evils of the Victorian Era, along with his effort to expose them through literary methods. A befitting display of structure is evident through his giving name to the three books...
  • Charles Dickenson Biography Dickens Book London
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    Charles Dickens Biography Charles Dickens was one of the most popular writers of all time. Dickens was very observant of life, and had a great understanding of humanity. Charles John Huff am Dickens was born in Portsmouth, England, on February 7, 1812. When he was two years old he and his family moved to London. Dickens father, John Dickens, was a poor clerk who worked for the navy, and he also spent time in prison for debt. When John was not in prison he lacked the money to adequately support ...
  • Charles Dickens Christmas Carol One
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    Charles Dickens Growing up in the Victorian period, Christmas didn't have too much of an influence on society, particularly in England, where Dickens' grew up. This could be why one might possibly find it odd that this man is known so well for his interest in Christmas, and his many stories that reflect that interest. Charles Dickens' has forever changed the lives of people everywhere by the characters he portrays in his stories. From the innocent Tiny Tim, to the humbug Ebenezar Scrooge, to the...
  • Charles Dickens Novels Literary Criticism
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    Charles Dicken's Novels: Literary Criticism Something about Charles Dickens and his ability to take his reader to unbelievable places with his imaginative powers allows him the honor of being the most popular English novelist of the 19 th century. Dickens has thrilled his readers for many years with his down-to-earth stories about real people forced into real situations. Charles Dickens has the ability to tell his stories from personal experiences. He fine-tuned his ability to tell his own story...
  • Charles Dickens 4 Internet Site
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    Charles Dickens criticizes his society and everything that he thinks is wrong about it. He expresses all his dislikes in the society of the Victorian Era. He expresses his feelings about the Victorian society in all his writings. He criticizes many things in each book he has written. Dickens traveled a lot and had seen 'many little things and some great things, which, because they interested him, he thought may interest others'; (Internet Site #3). His books all contain themes that show Dickens'...
  • Biography Of Charles Dickens
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    Biography of Charles Dickens There is something about Charles Dickens' imaginative power that defies explanation in purely biographical terms. Nevertheless, his biography shows the source of that power and is the best place to begin to define it. The second child of John and Elizabeth Dickens, Charles was born on February 7, 1812, near Portsmouth on England's south coast. At that time John Dickens was stationed in Portsmouth as a clerk in the Navy Pay Office. The family was of lower-middle-class...
  • Thesis On A Tale Of Two Cities
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    Charles Dickens's voice varies from being sympathetic with the revolutionaries, to a feeling of discord with their method of revolting. A Tale of Two Cities revolves around the French revolution and the tension in England. Dickens gives the tale of a family caught in the conflict between the French aristocracy and radicals. In the course of the book, the family handles extreme difficulty and obscurity. Dickens's neutrality, though sometimes wavering from side to side, is apparent throughout each...
  • Criticism Great Expectations Miss Havisham
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    Criticism "Great Expectations" Charles Dickens' Great Expectations, published in book form in 1861, is considered by many to be one of the greatest works of Victorian fiction. It is through the use of characterization and imagery that Dickens is able to make his ideas most prominent in the minds of readers. Through his expert use of these authorial techniques, Dickens successfully criticizes the prison system, the morals of society, and the social injustice of his time. In the novel, Dickens tak...
  • Charles Dickens Stories John Family
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    Charles Dickens was born on Friday, February 7, 1812 in Portsmouth, London and was the second of eight children. His father, John Dickens, was a clerk in the Navy Pay Office. In 1817 the Dickens-family moved to Chatham. It was here where Charles experienced his happiest childhood memories. John Dicken's extravagant spending habits brought the family to financial disaster, and in 1824, John Dickens was imprisoned for debt. The 12 year old Charles was removed from school and sent to work at a boo...
  • About Dickens Charles John Eight
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    Many have heard of Charles Dickens and his famous stories but what many don't know is the influence and reason behind his work. How Charles Dickens told his stories and how he gave form to the many characters that thousands of readers everywhere came to enjoy is the subject of this paper. Born on February 7, 1812, in the southwestern English town of Land port in Portsea, Charles John Huffman Dickens was the second of eight children born to John and Elizabeth Barrow Dickens. As a child Dickens wa...
  • Charles Dickens Fire Violence Carey
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    Charles Dickens was an English novelist in the nineteenth century who became one of the most popular writers in the history of literature. In his works, Dickens combined masterful storytelling, humor, pathos and irony with a strong sense of social criticism and an acute observation of people both real and imagined (Kaplan 13). Dickens like other writers before and after him, also employed scenes of great violence to enhance his stories. In some cases, the violence is only verbal, but in others, ...
  • A Christmas Carol Charles
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    Charles Dickens and A Christmas Carol Born in 1812 Charles Dickens grew up in a small town in London. Dickens grew up in a poor family. His family, sent to debtors jail before he became old enough to fend for himself, convinced him to find work and stay out of the jail. Dickens worked anywhere, from law offices to newspapers as a young child. ( New Standard Encyclopedia D-155) A Christmas Carol, written by Dickens, has changed many things in the world today, especially Christmas traditions and r...
  • Tale Of Two Cities Dickens Characters Free
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    A Tale Of Two Cities Charles Dickens Tale Of Two Cities Charles Dickens (1812-1870) Dickens conceived the idea for this complicated plot while acting in a play. Every event penned in A Tale of Two Cities draws toward one great climax, set against the backdrop of the greater drama: history. Master of detailed settings and characterizations, Dickens gave himself the challenge of stripping details down to the bone and letting the many intertwining characters be swept along with the action and viole...