1812, Charles Dickens was born to John and Elizabeth in Landport, Portsmouth. He was an English writer and social critic and is regarded as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era.
He has created some of the most memorable and beloved characters in fiction including, Oliver Twist, Fagan, The Artful Dodger, Pip and Ebenezer Scrooge. After publishing a series of sketches under the pseudonym, Boz, his fame grew when he produced The Pickwick Papers in 1836.
David Copperfield was probably the most autobiographical of his novels with David reported to be his favourite of all the characters he has created.
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