Charles Dickens’ 202nd Birthday.

Bicentenial Man - Charles Dickens

Bicentenial Man – Charles Dickens

Late English writer and raconteur, Charles Dickens, would turn 202 today if he were still with us.

Writer of ‘A Christmas Carol’, ‘Oliver Twist’, ‘A Tale of Two Cities’ and ‘Great Expectations’, Dickens created some of, not only British, but world literature’s greatest characters and stories.

Portsmouth-born Dickens was forced into work early on in his life, following his father’s imprisonment and, it is believed, his lack of education and virtual impoverishment is what gave him the drive to succeed.

His first serialised publication in 1836, ‘The Pickwick Papers’, saw him acclaimed by critics across the country and his success grew from there.

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