BiographyResulting from a not very fortunate family, Charles Dickens was born in Landport a small suburb from Portsmouth on February 7th 1812. The Dickens family moves with London in 1815 then with Chatham in 1817. They were the best years of the childhood of Charles. He leaves the school and in 1824 had to work in a warehouse with the black, directed by a close relation. This then the imprisonment of his/her father for debts, deeply marked the 12 year old child. Once the arranged problems of his father, Charles will attend of 1824 with 1827 a private school, Wellington House Academy.
At the exit of the school, it becomes successively Clerc of Avoué, Reporter Sténographe in the courts of justice then to defer parliamentary. In 1833, it starts to write stories which it makes publish in newspapers and magazines. Those were republished later under the car of Esquisses by “Boz” (Sketches by “Boz”).
In 1836, begins the publication in the form of monthly serials of the the Adventures of Mr. Pickwick (Pickwick Papers), masterpiece of the British humor whose success is immediate. Before Pickwick is not completed, as editor of the Recueil of Bentley had begun the serial from Oliver Twist (1837 - 1839).
Dickens publishes the Life and the adventures of Nicolas Nickleby of 1838 with 1839 in monthly review then in episodes weekly magazine: the Store of antiquities (The Old Curiosity Shop) of 1840 with 1841 and Barnabe Rudge (Barnaby Rudge) in 1841. He visits the America in 1842 and publishes his observations as of his return, American Notes (American Notes), and includes an American episode in the Life and the adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit (1843 with 1844).
The first of its five “books of Christmas”, a Christmas carol (Christmas Carol has) is born in 1843 and it book of voyage Images of Italy (Pictures from Italy) in 1846. Then it was Dombey and wire (Dombey and its), diffused in serial of 1846 with 1848, followed in 1849 - 1850 of “the preferred child of Dickens”, with autobiographical half, David Copperfield . Come then the Sorry House (Bleak House) from 1852 to 1853, difficult Times in 1854 and Petite Dorrit of 1855 with 1857.
It turned over to the historical novel with the Tale of two cities (has Bruises two Cities off) in 1859 and to the use of the first nobody in the Great Hopes (Great Expectations) of 1860 to 1861. Its last novel Our mutual friend (Our Mutual Friend) was published of 1864 with 1865. the Mystery of Edwin Drood (Edwin Drood) remained unfinished with dead of Dickens on June 9th 1870.
He dies, rich and celebrates, at fifty-eight years. He is buried with the Abbaye of Westminster. Engaged writer, Dickens knew to reconcile - thanks to a talent of undeniable storyteller - judgment of misery and industrial exploitation and description of small tables of the daily life, stuffed humor. Its characteristic and unforgettable characters made of him a very popular writer, a central figure of the literature of the 19th century.
- Draft by Boz (1833-1836)
- posthumous Papers of Pickwick Club (1836-1837)
- Oliver Twist (1837-1838), adapted several times to the cinema and translated several times
- Memories of Joseph Grimaldi (1838)
- Life and adventures of Nicolas Nickleby (1838-1839)
- the Pendulum of Master Humphrey (1840-1841)
- the Store of antiquities (1841)
- Barnabe Rudge (1841)
- American Notes (1842)
- Life and adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit (1843-1844)
- a Christmas carol (1843)
- the Chimes (1844)
- the Cricket of the hearth (1845)
- the Battle of the life (1846)
- Dombey and wire (1846-1848)
- the Man with the spectrum (1848)
- David Copperfield (1849-1850)
- the Christmas tree (1850)
- Bleak House (1852-1853) (Another title: the House of Rough-Wind )
- difficult Times (1854)
- Small Dorritt (1855-1857)
- the Poor traveller (1858)
- Paris and London in 1793 (1859) Another title: the Tale of two cities
- Message come from the sea (1860)
- the Great Hopes (1861)
- Earth of Tom Tiddler (1851)
- Our mutual friend (1864-1865)
- Doctor Marigold (1865)
- the Junction of Mugby (1866)
- the Abyss (1867)
- the Mystery of Edwin Drood (1870), unfinished
- Speech and letters (1870)
- Plays and poetries (1885)
- Correspondence (1886 and 1938)
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