Due to this, the stories were affordable, accessible to anyone in that era. On top of that, his stories were widely anticipated by his readers causing many to be more interested in the classic English literature. The other impact of his episodic writings was his exposure to the opinions of his readers. Hence, he was able to write a story based on what the readers want, expect or prefer and because of this, he managed to capture the reader into reading more of his works, thus contributing, albeit indirectly, to the classic English literature.
His father was a clerk in the Navy Pay Office and was temporarily stationed in the district. His early life seems to have been idyllic, though he thought himself a "very small and not-over-particularly-taken-care-of boy". His wife and youngest children joined him there, as was the practice at the time.
Pipchin" in Dombey and Son. Later, he lived in a back-attic in the house of an agent for the Insolvent CourtArchibald Russell, "a fat, good-natured, kind old gentleman The strenuous and often harsh working conditions made a lasting impression on Dickens and later influenced his fiction and essays, becoming the foundation of his interest in the reform of socio-economic and labour conditions, the rigours of which he believed were unfairly borne by the poor.
He later wrote that he wondered "how I could have been so easily cast away at such an age". The blacking-warehouse was the last house on the left-hand side of the way, at old Hungerford Stairs. It was a crazy, tumble-down old house, abutting of course on the river, and literally overrun with rats.
Its wainscoted rooms, and its rotten floors and staircase, and the old grey rats swarming down in the cellars, and the sound of their squeaking and scuffling coming up the stairs at all times, and the dirt and decay of the place, rise up visibly before me, as if I were there again.
The counting-house was on the first floor, looking over the coal-barges and the river.
There was a recess in it, in which I was to sit and work. When a certain number of grosses of pots had attained this pitch of perfection, I was to paste on each a printed label, and then go on again with more pots. Two or three other boys were kept at similar duty down-stairs on similar wages.
One of them came up, in a ragged apron and a paper cap, on the first Monday morning, to show me the trick of using the string and tying the knot. On the expectation of this legacy, Dickens was released from prison.
Under the Insolvent Debtors ActDickens arranged for payment of his creditors, and he and his family left Marshalsea,  for the home of Mrs Roylance. He did not consider it to be a good school: He was a gifted mimic and impersonated those around him: He went to theatres obsessively—he claimed that for at least three years he went to the theatre every single day.
His favourite actor was Charles Mathewsand Dickens learnt his monopolylogues, farces in which Mathews played every characterby heart.
InDickens met his first love, Maria Beadnell, thought to have been the model for the character Dora in David Copperfield. Drawn to the theatre—he became an early member of the Garrick  —he landed an acting audition at Covent Garden, where the manager George Bartley and the actor Charles Kemble were to see him.
Dickens prepared meticulously and decided to imitate the comedian Charles Mathews, but ultimately he missed the audition because of a cold. Before another opportunity arose, he had set out on his career as a writer.
His journalism, in the form of sketches in periodicals, formed his first collection of pieces, published in Sketches by Boz —Boz being a family nickname he employed as a pseudonym for some years.
When pronounced by anyone with a head cold, "Moses" became "Boses"—later shortened to Boz. He began a friendship with William Harrison Ainsworththe author of the highwayman novel Rookwoodwhose bachelor salon in Harrow Road had become the meeting place for a set that included Daniel MacliseBenjamin DisraeliEdward Bulwer-Lyttonand George Cruikshank.
All these became his friends and collaborators, with the exception of Disraeli, and he met his first publisher, John Macrone, at the house.
Seymour committed suicide after the second instalment, and Dickens, who wanted to write a connected series of sketches, hired " Phiz " to provide the engravings which were reduced from four to two per instalment for the story.
The resulting story became The Pickwick Papersand though the first few episodes were not successful, the introduction of the Cockney character Sam Weller in the fourth episode the first to be illustrated by Phiz marked a sharp climb in its popularity. Dickens became very attached to Mary, and she died in his arms after a brief illness in Unusually for Dickens, as a consequence of his shock, he stopped working, and he and Kate stayed at a little farm on Hampstead Heath for a fortnight.
Dickens idealised Mary- the character he fashioned after her, Rose Mayliehe found he could not now kill, as he had planned, in his fiction  and according to Ackroyd he drew on memories of her for his later descriptions of Little Nell and Florence Dombey.
The young Queen Victoria read both Oliver Twist and Pickwick, staying up until midnight to discuss them.Charles Dickens is celebrated for his verbose prose and memorable opening lines, but lesser known are his contributions to science—particularly the field of medicine.
A new exhibition at London. Charles Dickens: Charles Dickens was the greatest novelist of the Victorian era, Charles Dickens, in full Charles John Huffam Dickens, (born February 7, and selected and amended contributions accordingly; thus, comments on topical events and so on may generally be taken as representing his opinions, whether or not he wrote them.
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Bookdragon Sean said: I read this every year at Christmas, and I always will do. Simply because. Britannica Classics: Early Victorian England and Charles DickensClifton Fadiman examining the inspiration Charles Dickens's work took from the milieu of Victorian England, with its startling contrasts of morality and hypocrisy, splendour and squalor, prosperity and poverty.
This video is a Charles John Huffam Dickens was born on February 7, , at Portsea (later part of Portsmouth) on the southern coast of England, to John and Elizabeth Dickens.
Charles was the second born of eight children. His father was a pay clerk in the navy office. Because of financial difficulties, the family Died: Jun 09, Biographie. La biographie de Dickens, publiée après sa mort et qui a longtemps fait autorité, est celle de John Forster, Life of Charles Dickens: ami proche, confident et conseiller, son témoignage, écrit Graham Smith, «possède une intimité que seul un Victorien cultivé et auteur lui-même, pouvait apporter» .Pourtant, mais cela a été .