Charles Dickens

How much of an infulence was Charles Dickens life on his books?

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2009-05-28 02:33:28

When Dickens was a boy of twelve he was compelled by his

parents, who were undergoing serious financial problems, to go to

work at a shoe polish factory called Warren's Blacking Factory, and

to live in a garret nearby. He was only there a few months but was

so distressed and humiliated that the experience colored his entire

life. As an adult, he championed child labor laws, poverty laws,

and education laws, and worked and contributed generously to those

causes. And every book and short story he wrote in some way

reflected his childhood experiences.

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