Little known, Amazing & Interesting Facts About Charles Dickens
Interesting Facts About Charles Dickens
He was born on 7th February 1812 in Portsmouth, England.
#2: Obsessive and compulsive are the charms
Charles Dickens comes from a poor family, but he was fortunate enough to attend school. He was obsessive and compulsive.
#3: The Cruel Past
When he was 11 as a result of his father being in prison and to help provide for his family he was forced to leave school and Take his first job in a blacking (shoe polish) factory applying the labels to the bottles. In his life he had never discussed this experience.
#4: Secret Study
Dickens started to write as a reporter. He underwrote articles to journals called The Mirror of Parliament and The True Sun. He had a secret study room in his house.
In 1833 he was employed as the parliamentary reporter for The Morning Chronicle newspaper. He also produces a series of sketches. He called himself alias:Boz, when he published these.
#6: The Lovable Man
In 1836 Charles Dickens married Catherine Hogarth. She was the daughter of his editor, George Hogarth.
#7: The Legend
Charles Dickens went on to produce a massive amount of material during his lifetime. His published fifteen novels, wrote hundreds of short stories and non-fiction sections, addressed and performed both in England and in the United States, wrote plays, wrote many letters and edited two journals. Later in 1836, a story by Dickens, The Pickwick Papers was in printed as a serial. This proved to be very popular and Dickens started to become famous.
#8: No Love for Americans
Despite his hugely popular account of his U.S. tour in the 1840’s, Dickens hated Americans. He returned to the U.S. for a speaking tour after the Civil War because he was almost bankrupt and badly needed the money.
#9: The Death
Charles Dickens died on 9th June 1870 because of a stroke and was buried in Poet’s Corner of Westminster Abbey.
#10: In Every Man’s Pocket
Another interesting fact about Charles Dickens is that his photo has been printed on the British £10 note.