Charles Dickens Research Paper

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Charles John Huffam Dickens is a fairly known author with works ranging from short stories to novels. Some of his most popular works include David Copperfield, Oliver Twist, and A Christmas Carol. He lived his life to the fullest and to the best he knew how. Life started off a tad rocky for him, but he did what he had to do to help his mother and siblings. Later, these harsh childhood experiences would play into the story lines of his novels. Charles Dickens would eventually become, what we call, a celebrity. (TWO)

Dickens was born on February 7, 1812, in Portsmouth, England. His parents were John Dickens and Elizabeth Barrow Dickens. He was the second oldest child, out of eight. The Dickens family was constantly moving around due to …show more content…

Dickens worked, and lived, at a boot-blacking factory earning six shillings a week labeling pots; The rest of his family moved into John Dickens jail cell. Dickens worked hard to earn money to pay off the debt. He never could grasp how he could be so easily cast away by his family to work and didn't like having his youth filled days ripped away from him. These childhood experiences peak through in his writing years later. (FIVE) Months later, John would receive an inheritance and use it to pay off his debt. Dickens would be able to go back to …show more content…

Georgina eventually ran the Dickens household. Charles became very unhappy with Catherine and his marriage and eventually filed for divorce. The love that once consumed the couple was no longer there. In the midst of divorce, Dickens finds a woman whom he will end up being with for the rest of his living days, Ellen Ternan. (SEVEN)

When the divorce was finalized in 1857, a story made it to the tabloids and Charles was well known by then. The entire world claimed he had an affair on Catherine from the beginning. Dickens was said to have been having an affair with Miss Ellen Ternan and this made Dickens furious. All he asked from the tabloids was for privacy and that everything stay between him and his family where it belonged. Catherine was never quite right after her divorce and was only allowed to keep one of her ten children. (SEVEN)

Charles DIckens ended up having published 26 major works and hundreds upon hundreds of shorts stories and other works (TWELVE). He lived a full life traveling and spending time with family and balancing writing, all at the same time. July 9, 1870, Dickens passed away. The world was devastated, for he was loved by many. He was, not surprisingly, working on a novel up until his death. Charles Dickens was only 58 when he passed. His unfinished book was published shortly

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