About Dickens on his 205th Birthday

Those of us who love the thought of Dickens, but not the actual reading of him may still be interested in knowing a bit more about him. The man who is best known for his 1834 novella, A Christmas Carol, was an international celebrity in his lifetime, famous for his biting satire and humorous observations of everyday life in 19th Century England. 

His father was actually incarcerated in a Debtors’ Prison when Dickens was growing up, and this made him a lifelong champion for the rights of Children and Education and social reform.

Dickens was born February 7th, 1812-so Happy 205th Birthday, Charles Dickens!

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