Presentation on theme: "Charles Dickens biography"— Presentation transcript:
1 Charles Dickens biography A famous writer of the 19th century-his books still charm the people!!!
2 His lifeCharles Dickens was born on February 7, 1812 in Portsmouth, England. His parents were John Dickens, a naval pay clerk, and Elizabeth Barrow.At five, Charles moved to Chatham. When Charles was ten years old, his family moved to Camden, London.
3 Dickens hard timesHe worked in a blacking factory there while his father went to prison for debt. Dickens's hard times in this blackening factory served as the base of ideas for many of his novels. When his uncle died and he inherited money, Charles's father paid off his debts and was released from prison.
4 Temporary JobsCharles got a job as an office boy for an attorney. After finding that job dull, he taught himself shorthand and became a journalist that reported on the government. He published his first book, The Pickwick Papers, in 1836.
5 His novels and deathAmongst Charles' other famous books are Oliver Twist, Great Expectations, David Copperfield, Nicholas Nickelby and The Old Curiosity Shop. Charles also wrote A Christmas Carol, which is often read at Christmas time.Charles Dickens died on June 9, He was buried in Poet's Corner in Westminster Abbey.
6 The websites we used! www.wikipedia.com www.bbc.co.uk The presenters=>John and Fotis!!!!!