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07/02/1812 Charles Dickens is born

Charles John Huffam Dicken was an English writer and social critic. He created some of the world's best-known fictional characters and is regarded by many as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era. In June 1870, Dickens suffered the second stroke at his home after a full day's work on Edwin Drood and he never regained consciousness.


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  • Early years 

  • Journalism and early novels 

  • First visit to the United States 

  • Philanthropy 

  • Religious views 

  • Middle years 

  • Last years 

  • Second visit to the United States 

  • Farewell readings 

  • Death 

  • Literary style 

  • Racism 

  • Reception 

  • Influence and legacy 

  • Notable works