This project has been created by Grechko Maria and Krylova Anastasia, in 2002.

    Charles Dickens

              (1812 - 1870)   

  The life of Charles Dickens


  The major biographies of   Charles Dickens


Chesterton about Dickens


  Charles Dicken's journalistic Career 


 Dickens as a famous English realistic writer.


 The Dickens's most famous novels


English  literature of the nineteenth century


History of Victorian period


 The map of London of Dickens's time


 The art of Victorian period


Dickens's Popularity              







   I n Britain , in the 19th century is traditionally called the Victorian age. Victorian is a descriptive term for the time when Victoria was Queen of England, from 1837 to 1901. The Victorian period in England is know as a time of industrial progress, colonial expansion, and public fastidiousness in morals.

  The Victorian age might better be described, however, as one of prose. High Victorian literature (1830-1880) is dominated by Charles Dickens and William M.Thackerey.  Charles Dickens (1812-1870) Is an English novelist, considered by many to be the greatest one of all. His high reputation rest on his creation of range of memorable, often odd, characters (e.g. Scrooge and Mr. Pickwick), on his descriptions of the bad conditions in which poor people lived in the 19th century Britain (which helped to bring about social reforms), and perhaps above all on his ability as a story-teller to make his readers laugh and cry. His novels include «The Pickwick Papers» (1837), «Oliver Twist» (1839; based on Dickens’ own harsh boyhood), «Nicolas Nickleby» (1839), «A Christmas Carol» (1843), «Dombey and Son» (1848), «David Copperfield» (1850), « Bleak House» (1853), «A Tale of Two Cities» (1859), «Great Expectations» (1861), and many others.

  Dickens, a man of ken social conscience, used his books to portray the suffering of the working class at the time of the Industrial Revolution. His novels often tell the stories of young children who work hard to escape a life of poverty. Many of the stories were set in London and his novels show how the city changed during his lifetime. He mocked and denounced the social evils of Victorian England as well as showing humour and pathos.




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