Friday, February 07, 2014

Charles Dickens

Born into poverty on February 7, 1812, in Portsmouth, England, Charles Dickens left school to work in a factory to support his family. His novels, most published in serial form, attracted a huge following making him one of the first international literary celebrities. His difficult early life led him to crusade for social justice, through his fiction and in life. Charles Dickens died in 1870.

Dickens 2012 was an international celebration of the life and work of Charles Dickens to mark the bicentenary of his birth, which falls on 7 February 2012.

For more information about Charles Dickens, the Dickens 2012, and on-line activities, check these links: