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  Charles Dickens - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Dickens wrote serialised novels, which was the usual format for fiction at the time, and each new part of his stories would be eagerly anticipated by the reading public.
Dickens managed to avoid an appearance at the inquiry into the crash, as it would have become known that he was travelling that day with Ellen Ternan and her mother, which could have caused a scandal.
Dickens on The Strand in Galveston, Texas, is a holiday festival held on the first weekend in December since 1974, where bobbies, Beefeaters and the "Queen" herself are on hand to recreate the Victorian London of Charles Dickens.
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 Charles Dickens - Voyager, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Dickens was a prolific writer who was almost always working on a new installment for a story and rarely missed a deadline.
Dickens loved the style of 18th century gothic romance, though it had already become a bit of a joke—Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey being a well known parody—and whilst some are grotesques their eccentricities do not usually overshadow the stories.
Dickens may have hoped for the foundation of a literary dynasty through his ten children and he named some of them after past writers but it would have been difficult for them to be anywhere near as successful as their father and some of them seem to have inherited their grandfather’s lack of financial acumen.
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 Literary Encyclopedia: Charles Dickens   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Charles Dickens was born on February 7, 1812 in Landport, Portsmouth.
John Dickens was far from being at the centre of this world, of course, as the son of even a senior servant, but it seems likely that his acquaintance with this high life made him feel that he himself was a gentleman, occupying a higher social position than he was fated to inhabit.
Charles had the beginnings of a probably rudimentary education at a day school, followed by a year with William Giles, a serious young teacher with whom Dickens began more rigorous schooling.
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 Dickens, Charles - Encyclopedia FunTrivia
After the publication of 'Dombey abd Son' in 1848, Dickens' novels became more sombre, with his social critisism more radical and his comedy more savage.
Dickens own father was confined to the Marshalsea with his family
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