A Christmas Carol

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On December 19, 1843 Charles Dickens published A Christmas Carol.


His vivid  descriptions in his stories take us directly back to a London where dreadful conditions prevailed, in which children lived in penal conditions.

Charles was born in 1812, in Portsmouth, England. Throughout his highly successful career, Charles wrote 15 novels, hundreds of stories and articles and also edited a weekly journal for 20 years. Charles’ books, which include titles such as: Oliver Twist, Bleak House, A Christmas Carol and A Tale of Two Cities, have remained in print since 1833. His vivid descriptions reflect the fact that he regularly walked long distances through London to observe the people and places and gather information for his novels.


Charles is known, as one of the most popular English novelists of all time. He was concerned with social issues and his work reflects this, showing up the often dreadful living conditions of the poor of England in 19th Century Britain. Issues that he wrote about reflected his own experiences of poverty. Charles went on a number of reading tours, including two to the USA.

The legacy of Charles Dickens lives on in film, on stage and in print.  His life is celebrated through a number of festivals in England and the United States. There is also a tourist attraction, ‘Dickens World’, in the suburb of Chatham in Kent. You can absorb yourself in the domestic life of Dickens at number 48 Doughty Street in Holborn, where Charles resided with his wife Catherine and their children.


  • What was Charles’ full name at birth?
  • Why was he father sent to prison?
  • How many siblings did Charles have?
  • Under what pseudonym did Charles begin writing?
  • When was Oliver Twist published?
  • Where is he buried?

Join Charles Dickens through his own amazing BioView® eBook or audio. This month we are delighted to bring you these FREE especially for Christmas. So join HERE to find these answers and to learn more about this famous author.

Other Amazing Writers! 


Charles Dickens joins William Shakespeare, Mark Twain and Voltaire in Amazing Writers.  Most people enjoy reading in some form or other, be it newspapers or a heavy novel. This inspiring short story collection from The Amazing People Club explores the lives and achievements of some of the world’s most influential writers. To find our more about these wonderful writers that have inspired generations click HERE.

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