FC: Charles Dickens by:Brian Tromba
1: Charles Dickens was born on February 7,1812. | He lived in Portsmouth, England.
2: He was second of eight children. | He moved to Camden Town, London.
3: Dad went to prison when Charles was 12. | Because his dad went to prison, Charles had to support his family.
4: Charles was forced to leave school to work. | His job was at a boot-blackening factory along the Thames River.
5: "Blacking" is a substance that cleaned fire places. | He was payed 6 shillings at this job.
6: The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club was popular to many readers. | Sketches were more popular than what they were advertising.
7: Publisher of Bentleys Miscellany. | Oliver twist was his first published book.
8: l | Oliver Twist was inspired by how he felt impoverised as a child. | He kept showcasing Oliver Twist in later magazines he edited.
9: His novel, Oliver Twist was well received in England and America. | Dickens published other novels like The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickelby, The Old Curiosity Shop, and Barnaby Rudge.
10: He was married to Kate. | Charles and his wife went on a five month tour of the United States.
11: While on the tour, they left their ten children with friends to look after them. | Dickens wrote, American Notes for General Circulation, a sarcastic travel book criticizing American culture and materialism.
12: Some time later, Charles was in a train accident but never fully recovered.
13: He died of a stroke at age 58.
14: Oliver Twist, The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickelby, The Old Curiosity Shop, and Barnaby Rudge.
15: Oliver Twist
16: Oliver Twist was his first book.
17: Twist's mother dies giving birth to him and his dad was unknown.
18: Twist was put in a juvenile home. | After mistreatment, he goes back to the workhouse that he was born at.
19: "This presentation contains copyrighted material used under the educational fair use exemption to U.S. Copyright law." (Simpson, 70)