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Charles Dickens. CelebrAting dickens. Charles Dickens celebrates his 200th birthday this year . LIFE. Charles Dickens was an English writer . He was born in Portsmouth 7th February 1812. When he was 11 - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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CelebrAting dickensCharles Dickens celebrates his200th birthday this year.LIFECharles Dickens was an English writer. He was born in Portsmouth 7th February 1812. When he was 11 years old he worked in a factory. In 1836 he married Catherine Hogarth. He had ten children but in 1858 he separated. He also worked as a journalist and reporter. For his novels he adopted the pen name, Boz. He published two important serially novels The Pickwick Papers, and Skatches by Boz in 1836. He also published two important sentimental novels: David Copperfield (1849) and Christmas Carol (1843) and three important social novels: Oliver Twist (1837), Hard Times (1834) and Great Expectations (1865). He died in 1870 in Gadshill.

Oliver TwistOliver, the main character of Oliver Twist lived in an orphanage until he was nine years old. Then he was obliged to work but he was treated very badly and decided to run away to London.Here he stayed with Fagin and his boys, a band of pickpockets who taught him a strange game.Olivers life among criminals like the brutal Bill Sikes was difficult but in the end the boy found happiness and love.

In Christmas Carol Ebenezer Scrooge was a miserly old man who believed that Christmas was just an excuse for people to miss work and for idle people to expect handouts. During the Christmas Eve, he rejected a Christmas dinner invitation from his jolly nephew Fred and he went to bed early.That night, Scrooge was visited by the ghost of his former business associate, Jacob Marley. Marley warned Scrooge that if he continued to live so selfishly, he will be very unhappy. He also was visited by three spirits that showed him his past, his present and his future. Finally he understood the meaning of Christmas.Christmas Carol

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