Inspired By: Charles Dickens
British novelist Charles Dickens was born on February 7, 1812 in Portsmouth, England.
Yes, my friends, today we are celebrating the big 202.
Throughout an incredible career, Dickens penned numerous novels and short stories. His first big success was The Pickwick Papers, which was published under Dickens’s pen name Boz. The Pickwick Papers were printed in a monthly publication, and became a huge phenomenon. Some of Dickens’s other popular works include A Christmas Carol, Oliver Twist, David Copperfield, A Tale of Two Cities, and Great Expectations.
Part of my personal fascination with Dickens’s works is the fact that the characters he created are each so intriguing. Even if you haven’t read any books by Charles Dickens, chances are you likely know who Scrooge is, or David Copperfield, or even Nicholas Nickleby.
Fun facts about Chuck:
- In addition to his status as a novelist, Dickens served for a time as the editor of the Daily News.
- Charles Dickens had 10 children.
- The Pickwick Papers was published in 1837, the same year Victoria became Queen of England.