Sunday, 7 February 2016


Charles Dickens was born in Portsmouth, England, on February 7, 1812, to John and Elizabeth Dickens. He was the second of eight children. His father worked as a clerk for the Naval Pay office and was imprisoned for debt when Charles was young. Charles Dickens went to work at a blacking warehouse, managed by a relative of his mother, when he was twelve, and his brush with hard times and poverty affected him deeply. Continue reading here.

Here you can watch the British television film adapted from Charles Dickens's novel  The Old Curiosity Shop It was first broadcast on 26 December 2007 on ITV.

“Charles Dickens excelled in character; in the creation of characters of greater intensity than human beings.”  
T.S. Eliot 

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