Charles Dickens (1812-1870)

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1100429
Died
June 9, 1870

Timeline

7 Feb 1812

Birth of Charles Dickens

1822

Charles Dickens living and working in London

1832

Drawn to the theater, a young Charles Dickens nearly becomes a professional actor. Later in life, he will satisfy his passion for performing with hundreds of animated public readings of his own books.

1834

Charles Dickens is working as a journalist for the Liberal Benthamite Morning Chronicle, an experience that greatly affects his political outlook.

1836

The Pickwick Papers

1836

Charles Dickens writes two plays and a pamphlet arguing that the poor should be allowed to enjoy the Sabbath.

1837

Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens

1838

Charles Dickens publishes Nicholas Nickleby in 20 serial installments.

1843

Martin Chuzzlewit by Charles Dickens

9 Jun 1870

Death of Charles Dickens in Kent, England

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