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Charles john huffam dickens was born on february 7, 1812, at portsea (later part of portsmouth) on the southern coast of england, to john and elizabeth dickens charles was the second born of eight children his father was a pay clerk in the navy office because of financial difficulties, the family. This is the second in our series of four quizzes on the classic victorian author, charles dickens - the creator of some of literature's most well-known and best loved characters dickens characters come to life in the minds of his readers. Johnson, edgar, charles dickens: his tragedy and triumph, new york: simon and schuster, 1952 a charles dickens journal timeline of dickens's life. Read a biography about the life of charles dickens the victorian author whose epic stories (eg great expectations and a christmas carol) and vivid characters are unforgettable.
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