Friday, January 28, 2011


Charles John Huffam Dickens (Portsmouth, England, February 7, 1812 - Gads Hill Place, England, June 9, 1870) was a famous English novelist, one of the best known in the literature, and the principal of the Victorian era . Knew how to handle gender master narrative with humor and irony, and an acute social critic algid. In his work are the descriptions of people and places, both real and imagined. Sometimes used the pseudonym Boz.

He spent his childhood in London and in Kent, described more frequently in his works. He left school and was forced to work at a boy, his father being imprisoned for debt. Most of his training as a self-made, and his novel "David Copperfield" (1850) is partly autobiographical and their feelings about a faithful representation. From 1827 began to prepare for work as a reporter, in a publication of an uncle, The Mirror of Parliament, and for the liberal daily The Morning Chronicle.

In 1833 he published The Monthly Magazine, a series of articles descriptive of everyday life under the pseudonym Boz. Published in 1836, following this style, "Sketches by Boz." This work was followed by "The Pickwick Papers" (1836-1837), a work in a similar style to the comics, who noted an editorial.

He edited the weekly Household News (1850-1859) and All the Year Round (1859-1870), wrote two travel books, American Notes (1842), Images of Italy (1846), Bleak House (1852-1853), Little Dorritt (1855-1857) and The Mystery of Edwin Drood, which was left unfinished, and others.

His family life was turbulent, with several failed marriages and many children.

He died on June 9, 1870 and his remains were buried in Westminster Abbe.

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