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Charles Dickens

(1812—1870) novelist

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Dickens, Charles

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Children's Literature

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(1812–1870), Victorian author whose most famous novels were written for adults but are familiar to readers of all

Dickens, Charles

Dickens, Charles (1812–1870)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Crime and Mystery Writing

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(1812–1870), British novelist, generally considered the greatest novelist of the Victorian age.

Dickens's childhood was spent on the

Dickens, Charles

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of British Literature

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Understanding the place of Charles Dickens (1812–1870) in cultural history depends, above all, on comprehending his spectacular popularity.

Dickens, Charles

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The Oxford Companion to Australian Literature (2 ed.)

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(1812–70)

had several connections with Australia and Australian literature. He established his reputation with The Posthumous Papers of

Dickens, Charles John Huffam

Dickens, Charles John Huffam (1812–70)   Quick reference

World Encyclopedia

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He began his writing career as a parliamentary reporter for the Morning Chronicle. His first success were satirical pieces

Dickens, Charles

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The Oxford Companion to Fairy Tales

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2005
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Dickens was a passionate supporter of fairy tales. In ‘A Christmas Tree’ (Household Words, Christmas Number, 1850)

Dickens, Charles John Huffam

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The Concise Oxford Companion to the Theatre (2 ed.)

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(1812–70), the great English novelist, was all his life intimately connected with the stage and had an immense influence on it through the numerous dramatizations of his books. ... More
Dickens, Charles

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An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age

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(1812–70),

novelist and writer, arguably the greatest novelist of the Victorian age. His early writings drew on

Dickens, Charles

Dickens, Charles   Reference library

Frances Dann

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre and Performance

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(1812–70)

English writer and performer. In 1832 Dickens, having taken lessons from Robert Keeley, made an appointment to ...

Dickens, Charles

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The Biographical Dictionary of British Economists

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Dickens was born 7 February 1812 at Landport, Portsea, Hampshire and died 9 June 1870 in London. He is buried

Dickens, Charles

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Roger Robinson

The Oxford Companion to New Zealand Literature

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(1812–70), wrote to his friend John Forster on a winter day, 8 January 1847: ‘very mouldy and dull. Hardly able to write… Disposed to go to New Zealand and start a magazine.’ He ... More
Dickens, Charles

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Paul Schlicke and John Drew

The Oxford Reader's Companion to Dickens

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See amateur theatricals of Dickens; ‘Boz’; brothers and sisters of Dickens; children of Dickens; composition, Dickens's methods; Dickens: private life...

Dickens, Charles

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The Companion to Theatre and Performance

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(1812–70) English writer and performer. In 1832 Dickens planned to audition before Charles *Kemble. But Dickens caught a cold, the audition was cancelled, and he made his career ... More
reputation of Dickens

reputation of Dickens   Reference library

Adam Roberts

The Oxford Reader's Companion to Dickens

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2011
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Dickens's first success came with Sketches by Boz, and this established his earliest reputation as a writer of sketches, contemporary ...

poetry by Dickens

poetry by Dickens   Reference library

Michael Slater

The Oxford Reader's Companion to Dickens

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2011
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As a young man Dickens wrote doggerel verses for the amusement of the Beadnell circle, such as ‘The Bill of Fare’ (...

Dickens, Charles

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The Oxford Companion to American Literature (6 ed.)

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2004
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(1812–70),

English novelist, whose first tour of the U.S. (Jan.–May 1842) is described in his American Notes for General Circulation...

Dickens, Charles

Dickens, Charles (1812–70)   Reference library

Beverly Taylor

The Oxford Companion to the Brontes

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2011
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His realistic, sympathetic depictions of outcasts and social evils charted a new direction in Victorian fiction and may have influenced Charlotte's transition from her juvenile writing: on ... More
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The Encyclopedia of Popular Music (4 ed.)

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2009
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108 words
Charles Dickens was the adopted name of fashion photographer David Anthony who enjoyed a brief career as a UK pop singer. He scored a minor hit in July 1965 with ‘That’s The Way Love Goes’ ... More

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