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Charles Dickens

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Charles Dickens, about 1868

Charles John Huffam Dickens was a British writer. He was born on 7 February 1812 in Landport, Portsmouth, Hampshire, England. He married Catherine Thomson Hogarth. The couple had ten children. He died on 9 June 1870 (aged 58) at Gad's Hill Place, Higham, Kent, England. He was buried in Poets' Corner, Westminster Abbey.

He wrote many novels. These include The Pickwick Papers, Oliver Twist, David Copperfield, A Christmas Carol, Bleak House, Hard Times, A Tale of Two Cities, and Great Expectations. Many of these concern the theme of the justice system of Victorian England and act as social criticisms of it. His stories have been made into plays, movies, and television programs.

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