Charles Dickens

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  • Birth date

    Birth date
    Portsmouth, Hampshire, England
  • Charles start to work

    His father, John Dickens was arrested for debt and sent to the Marshalsea prison. The family needed money and sent Charles to work in Warren’s Blacking Factory
  • Charles Dickens starts to work at a law office

    Charles Dickens starts to work at a law office
    through connections made by his mother, he obtained a position at the law firm of Ellis and Blackmore. Dickens was a law clerk. His duties included keeping the petty cash fund, delivering documents, running errands and other sundry tasks.
  • Dickens published his first novel

    Dickens published his first novel
    The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club (commonly known as The Pickwick Papers) is the first novel by Charles Dickens.
  • Charles Dickens and Catherine Hogarth's marriage

    Charles Dickens  and Catherine Hogarth's marriage
    He married Catherine Thomson Hogarth (1816 – 1879), the daughter of George Hogarth, editor of the Evening Chronicle.
  • Published the novel "Oliver Twist"

    Published the novel "Oliver Twist"
    The first installment of Dickens' serial novel Oliver Twist is published in Bentley's Miscellany, which Dickens now edits. It runs in 24 installments over two years.
  • Charles Dickens' last novel

    Charles Dickens' last novel
    The Mystery of Edwin Drood is the final novel by Charles Dickens.
    The novel was left unfinished at the time of Dickens' death and thus how it might have ended remains unknown.
  • Charles Dickens death

    Charles Dickens death
    Dickens suffered a stroke at his home, after a full day's work on Edwin Drood.