Charles Dickens (1812-1870) Чарльз Диккенс
Charles Dickens, a famous English writer, was born in 1812 into a poor family in London. When Charles was ten his father was taken to prison and the boy stopped going to school. Dickens had to work hard to earn money for his family. Later he described this period of life in his book David Copperfield. This novel is a biographical one. At the age of 12 he started going to school again.
In 1829 Dickens became a reporter, and in 1830 he met and fell in love with Maria Beadnell, the daughter of a banker. In 1833 their relationship ended because Maria's parents did not think Dickens a suitable man for their daughter.
When Dickens was twenty-five he became one of the best newspaper reporters in London. He liked the ob a lot. In 1838 he published his novel Oliver Twist which had a great success. His books show how hard life was in Victorian England, especially for poor people and children. Dickens's father was taken to prison again and Charles had to pay to help him. Later the family asked Dickens to give them money again and again. In 1835 Charles met and became engaged to Catherine Hogarth.
Charles Dickens spent much of his adult life abroad traveling with his family in France, Spain, Switzerland, but died suddenly at Gadshill near Rochester in 1870. His novels are still popular and people read them with Pleasure. Some of his works are: Little Dorrit, A Tale of Two Expectations and other wonderful novels.

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