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- February 7, 1812
- June 9, 1870
- 7 Feb 1812
Birth of Charles Dickens
Charles Dickens enjoys a happy childhood in Chatham, England.
Charles Dickens living and working in London
The father of Charles Dickens is sent to prison for debt and Charles is withdrawn from school to work in a factory. This experience will inform many of his writings about the plight of the working class. Images of prison and of a lost, oppressed, or bewil
Drawn to the theater, a young Charles Dickens nearly becomes a professional actor. Later in life, he will satisfy his passion for performing with hundreds of animated public readings of his own books.
Charles Dickens begins to contribute stories and essays to magazines and newspapers.
Charles Dickens is working as a journalist for the Liberal Benthamite Morning Chronicle, an experience that greatly affects his political outlook.
The Pickwick Papers
Charles Dickens moves out of London to a house in Gad's Hill, near his childhood home in Chatham, Kent.
- 9 Jun 1870
Death of Charles Dickens in Kent, England