Dickens was born on February 7, 1812 in England. His mother and father were of the middle class. When he was 12 he was sent to work in a shoe blacking factory which had a huge impact on his self-esteem. Later he went to work in a lawyer’s office. Dickens didn’t like lawyers and you can see that in his stories. All of the lawyers are portrayed as dark grumpy old men. Nevertheless, Dickens found his calling of writing later on in his lifetime. Printing his Pickwick Papers turned out to be a huge success. He is even known for creating the childhood, giving, and innocence we associate with Christmas today because of the novel a Christmas Carol.
I think that Charles Dickens is a true success story. I love his works, my personal favorite being A Christmas Carol. I adore every movie and story that it has been made out to be. He is a wonderful writer that just proves that you can do anything that you want and should never let anyone hold you back.
Dickens had written half of a novel, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, but left it unfinished when he died of a stroke in 1870