Charles Dickens – English novelist.

One of the most prominent representatives of social and moral novels in England in the 19th century.

Charles Dickens interesting facts

1. Charles Dickens was born 207 years ago. He died 149 years ago (data: May 2019).

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2. The word “dickens” was coined by William Shakespeare. It was a curse. “What the dickens?” it meant something like “what the hell?”

3. He suffered from obsessive compulsive disorder.

4. Unexpected death prevented him from finishing the novel “The Mystery of Edwin Drood”. He left no notes to deduce how this story ends.

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5. At the age of 12, he was left to fend for himself. His entire family was imprisoned for debts. He had to quit school and start working.

6. At the age of 15, he worked as a junior clerk at Ellis and Blackmore. During this period, he learned to write, which allowed him to work as a reporter after a few years.

7. He wrote his first published short story “The Boarding-Hous” under the pseudonym “Boz”. It was in August 1834.

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8. Several of the characters he created suffered from epilepsy. There is a suspicion that Dickens used his own experiences to describe their illness.

9. He had a raven named Grip. He appeared as a character in the novel “Barnaby Rudge”.

10. Together with millionaire Angela Coutts, he founded a rehabilitation home for homeless women, ex-prisoners and prostitutes.

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Charles Dickens questions and answers

Where and when was Charles Dickens born?

Charles Dickens was born on February 7, 1812 in the city of Landport, Portsmouth (Great Britain).

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How many years did Charles Dickens live?

Charles Dickens lived from 58.

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How tall was Charles Dickens?

Charles Dickens was about 173 cm tall.

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Which sign of the Zodiac was Charles Dickens from?


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Where and when did Charles Dickens die?

Charles Dickens died on June 9, 1870 in the city of Gadshill (Great Britain).

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What was his nickname?


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