Charles Dickens (1812-1870) was a nineteenth century English writer who wrote such classics as: A Christmas Carol, Oliver Twist, David Copperfield, A Tale Of Two Cities, Great Expectations, and many others.
He was born into a middle class family, but when he came home from boarding school at the age of ten he found his family living in poverty. He was unable to return to school in order to help out at home. When he
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The energy and exuberance of this man was reflected in the extraordinary vividness of his descriptions. Despite his exuberance, there was always an undertone of sadness to Dicken's life.
What distinguishes him from other authors is the way he was able to control the readers emotions; this was the product of his very intense personality.
The information for this short biography was gathered from the Encyclopedia Americana - the International Edition, 1998.