Charles Dickens was born on February 7th 1812 in Portsmouth, England, the son of a navy clerk. After moving to London, his father was imprisoned for debt and the young Dickens went to work in a blacking factory, an experience that contributed greatly to his later views on social reform. He became a journalist, but would be better known for his wonderful novels, short stories and articles CLICK HERE TO READ THE WHOLE BOOK IN DIGITAL FORM
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