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Charles Dickens. David Hickey. Famous author. Charles Dickens is probably the most famous author in the e nglish language. Why is he so famous ?. He wrote about the ordinary people and the difficult lives they had. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Charles Dickens

Charles DickensDavid Hickey

Famous authorCharles Dickens is probably the most famous author in the english language

Why is he so famous ?He wrote about the ordinary people and the difficult lives they had.He wrote his stories in exciting chapters so people looked forward to the next chapter.

BirthCharles Dickens was born in Portsmouth in 1812

WorkingAs a young boy he had to work in a factory which was cruel , had rats running around the floor, was cold, dark and miserable.

SchoolHe only went to school for short periods because his father was regularly in Debtors prison

JournalistAs Charles could read and write he became a journalist for the newspaper.Newspapers were popular at this time.

1836 MarriageHe married Catherine Hogarth in 1836They were to have 10 children

BooksOliver twist A tale of two citiesGreat expectationsA Christmas carolPickwick papers

Famous charactersSome of the characters that Charles Dickens created are famous even today in the english language

Famous charactersScrooge=Mean MiserFagin=Fence for thievesMr Bumble=Cruel orphanage headPip=A kind thoughtful boyMrs. Gargary= Cruel step motherBill Sykes= Evil thiefDodger= Young pickpocket

Other writingsDickens wrote many books and other articles for newspapers etc.

PlanHe would put one chapter per week into the newspaper so that people would buy it every week to see what happened next

SpeechesCharles went to America to make speeches against slavery

DeathHe died in 1858 aged 46 and is one of the most famous people buried in Westminster Abbey in London