How Did Charles Dickens Write A Christmas Carol

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Charles Dickens Many great books were written in the 1800s, some were written by an amazing genius named Charles Dickens. Perhaps you’ve read “A Christmas Carol”, a story still read throughout the United States of America. Charles Dickens’s writing skills were impressive, and his life was interesting as well, though unfortunate. “Charles Dickens was born on February 7, 1812, in Mile End Terrace, Portsmouth, Hampshire. He was the second of eight children born to John and Elizabeth Dickens. Charles’s father, John, worked as a clerk in the pay office of the Royal Dockyard.”(Page one of dickens fellowship ‘Infancy in Portsmouth and London’) As a young boy, Charles was very poor. He had to work at a blacking factory when he was thirteen to provide for his family and his father was imprisoned for debt in 1824. When Charles Dickens was twenty he began working as a freelance reporter of law cases. Eventually he became a reporter for “A Mirror of Parliament” which was a newspaper that reported on the decisions of Parliament. During this time in his life he voraciously read at the British Library and got involved in several theatricals. Throughout his younger years he…show more content…
He continued being a reporter and joined “The Morning Chronicle”. Two years after that, Charles Dickens got married. Soon after he was married he left “The Morning Chronicle” and joined “Bentley’s Miscellany”. Charles Dickens wrote “Oliver Twist” and “Nicholas Nickleby” the same year. However, in total Charles Dickens wrote fifteen novels, and one that was exactly halfway finished called "The Mystery of Edwin Drood". It was only unfinished because he died, Charles Dickens was 58 when he died in 1870. Other books he wrote were "A Tale of Two Cities" and "A Christmas Carol". Charles Dickens books were so popular, within a few years approximately one out of every ten people in Victorian England were reading and following his
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