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  • Dickens's Final Public Readings
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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...
  • Warren's Blacking House 1824 Mar John Dickens
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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...
  • John Dickens
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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 h...
  • Time John 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...
  • Charles Dickens
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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 boot...

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