Charles John Huffam Dickens (Portsmouth, England, February 7, 1812 - Gads Hill Place, England, June 9, 1870) was a famous English novelist, one of the most famous in world literature, and the chiefof the Victorian era . He was master of narrative genre, which printed a certain dose of humor and irony, while practicing a sharp social criticism. In his work are the descriptions of people andplaces, both real and imagined. Sometimes used the pseudonym Boz.
Subsequent reviews such as George G. Gissing and K. Chesterton, championed and cheered his mastery of the English language as unique, andmemorable characters, and largely deep social sensitivity. However, it also received criticism from readers best-George Henry Lewes, Henry James and Virginia Woolf, among them-which blamed certaindefects to their works, as effusive sentimentality, unrealistic events and grotesque characters.
His novels and short stories enjoyed great popularity in the writer's life, and still are publishedcontinuously. Dickens wrote serialized novels, the usual format for fiction at the time, for the simple reason that not everyone had the financial resources to buy a book, and every new installment oftheir stories was awaited with great enthusiasm for their readers, national and international. Dickens was and is still revered as a literary idol of writers worldwide.
born on February 7, 1812, inLandport district, belonging to the city of Portsmouth, son of John Dickens (1786-1851), clerk of the Paymaster of the Navy in the arsenal of the port of Portsmouth, and his wife Elizabeth Barrow(1789-1863). In 1814, the family moved to London, Somerset House, at number ten on Norfolk Street. When the future writer was five, the family moved to Chatham, Kent. His mother was middle class and his fatheralways dragged debts due to his excessive inclination to waste. Charles received no education until the age of nine years, which later critics reproached him, considering his training in excess...
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