Charles Dickens

Victorian novelist who authored such classics as Oliver Twist, Great Expectations and A Christmas Carol

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Who was Charles Dickens?

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Charles Dickens was a famous British novelist, perhaps best known for works such as "A Christmas Carol" and "Oliver Twist". Born on 7 February 1812, Dickens was heavily influenced by his own difficult childhood. Although his early years were carefree, his father, who was a clerk in the navy pay office, was imprisoned in a debtors' prison when charles was about twelve. Charles was then forced to work 10 hours a day in Warren's boot-blacking factory in London. His wages supported himself and his family who had to live in the debtor's prison. Even after a family inheritance paid off the debt and freed them from prison, young Charles's mother insisted he keep working in the factory which was owned by a relative. This caused a great deal of resentment, much of which came out in Dickens's later writings. At age 22, Dickens joined a London newspaper as a journalist, publishing articles in the Monthly Magazine, as well as sketches and papers for the Evening Chronicle. he was a popular writer, and in 1836 his Sketches by Boz and Pickwick Papers were published. His characters for A Christmas Carol were planned and sketched soon after this, and he completed the novella in time to be published on 19 December 1843. Thousands of copies were sold before Christmas Eve that year. Other popular novels followed, such as Oliver Twist, Great Expectations, David Copperfield, The Pickwick Papers, Bleak House, The Old Curiosity Shop, Nicholas Nickleby and A Tale of Two Cities. Dickens became known for his themes of social injustice and poverty, and these are rife throughout his novels, many of which have been adapted for the stage and film.
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What does the chain of Marley's ghost symbolize?

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it symbolizes all the bad deeds he has done in his life, he is held down and chained in the afterlife and unable to soar heavenward.
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What did Tiny Tim wear on his leg?

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Leg braces because he couldn't walk.
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What were Charles Dickens' favorite hobbies?

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dancing, comedy acting and giving money to the poor Good Man!
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What is ma humbug?

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Its Ba Humbug. and Scrooge says it as another word to say that he is annoyed or angry.
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Why didn't Charles dickens go to high school?

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High schools didn't exist when he was alive. The first high schools weren't until the 1900's. No one went to high school before they were created. __ Dickens had to leave school early (around 12 years old) because his family was poverty stricken and he had to go to work. FYI - The first high school was founded in Scotland 500 years ago - Edinburgh's Royal High School founded in 1505. The first public high school in the US was established in 1821, so they've been around long before the 1900s.
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How tall was Charles Dickens when he dead?

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dont know what a stupid question
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Who wrote The Mystery of Edwin Drood?

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It was written by Charles Dickens but he did not finish it.
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What did William Shakespeare and Charles dickens have in common?

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They were both English. Both were writers although neither had any post-secondary education.
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How did John Milton became blind?

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His blindness was likely caused by glaucoma.
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When did Charles Dickens retire?

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Never. He was writing until literally the day he died. To be specific, he had spent the afternoon of June 9, 1870 working on the novel "The Mystery of Edwin Drood" and then suffered a major stroke that killed him.
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Who was Tony Weller in the Pickwick Papers?

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Tony Weller comes from the Dickens book 'The Pickwick Papers.' He is the father of Sam Weller who was Mr Pickwick's servant. They were cockneys and gave out their cockney wisdom to their seniors. Tony was a coachman and his wife Susan was the Propietor of the Marquis of Granby Inn in Dorking.
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Where and when was Charles Darwin's birth and death?

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Charles Darwin was born on the 12th February 1809 at Mount House, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England. He died on the 19th April 1882 aged 73, at Down House, Downe, Kent, England.
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Who was Mary Hogarth?

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May Hogarth was Catherine Hogarth's sister. Charles Dickens was married to Catherine Hogarth.
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What did Charles Dickens do for a career?

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Charles dickens was an author who enjoyed writing about sex
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Charles Dickens writing style?

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Summary: Charles Dickens frequently uses houses to symbolize the people who inhabit them. He utilizes vivd description, similes, metaphors, personification, and imagery to capture the essence of the character's personality and traits. A good example of this is Dickens' description of Mr. Jagger's office in his novel Great Expectations, which he uses in order to illustrate Mr. Jagger's dark, gloomy personality. Throughout the history of English literature, many writers use possessions to represent or symbolize the person who obtains them. Furthermore, they use picturesque descriptions, similes, metaphors, personifications, and imageries to capture the essence of the character's personalities and traits. A perfect example of these types of writers is Charles Dickens. In the book Great Expectations, Dickens illustrates Jagger's dark and gloomy personalities through painting vivid descriptions of his office. Mr. Jagger's dark, depressing office exemplifies his characters, a burly man full of secrets, mysteries, and dark complexions. Mr. Jagger never laughs, but he wears great bright creaking boots. When he waits for answers, he sometimes causes the bo..... Dickens gave his name to his style: Dickensian.