British novelist, journalist, editor, and illustrator Charles dickens is best known for his classic novels such as Oliver twist, a Christmas carol, a tale of two cities, and great expectations.
He was one of the most influential writers of his time. Dickens was born on February 7, 1812, in England. His father was sent to prison for debt, at that time Charles was 12 years old, because of this he was forced to leave school and work in a boot polish factory. When his father pays off his debt, dickens was permitted to go back to school.
At fifteen he had to drop out of school to contribute to his family’s income. From 1830 he worked as a parliamentary and newspaper reporter, afterward, he began to write short stories .
Dickens first public story was “A Dinner at Poplar Walk”.in April 1836, he married Catherine Hogarth and in the same year dickens started publishing the posthumous papers of the Pickwick Club, from that point on there was no looking back for dickens.
On June 9, 1870, after suffering a stroke he died at his home. His main profession was a novelist, but he continued his journalistic work until the end of his life.