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1 By Marcin MArtynowski

2 Famous Author Charles Dickens is probably the most famous author in the English Language.

3 Why is he so famous He wrote about the ordinary people and the difficult lives they had. He wrote his stories in exciting chapters so people looked forward to the next chapter.

4 Birth Charles Dickens was born in Portsmout h in February 1812.

5 Working As a young boy he had to work in a factory which was cruel, had rats running around the floor, was cold, dark and miserable.

6 School He only went to school for a short period as his father was regularly in the Debtors’ Prison.

7 Journalist As Charles could read and write he became a journalist for a newspaper. Newspapers were becoming popular at this time.

8 1836 Marriage He married Catherine Hogarth in They were to have 10 children.

9 Books Oliver Twist Great Expectations/A Christmas Carol Pickwick Papers / A Tale Of Two Cities

10 Famous Characters Some of the characters that Charles Dickens created are famous even today in the English Language.

11 Famous Characters Scrooge=Mean Miser Fagin=‘Fence’ for thieves Mr Bumble=Cruel Orphanage head Pip=A Kind thoughtful boy Mrs Gargary= Cruel stepmother Bill Sykes=Evil thief Dodger=young pickpocket

12 Other Writings Dickens wrote many books and other articles for newspapers etc.

13 Plan He would put one chapter per week into the newspaper so that people would buy the newspaper each week to see what happened next.

14 Speeches Charles went to America to make speeches against Slavery.

15 Death He died in 1870 aged 46 and is one of the famous people buried in Westminster Abbey in London.


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