The Life of Charles Dickens | The Dickens Fellowship
The Childhood of Charles Dickens
English author Charles Dickens continues to be one of the most widely read Victorian nineteenth-century novelists. His novels describe the life and conditions of the poor and working class in the Victorian era of England, when people lived by strict rules. Charles was the second born of eight children. His father was a pay clerk in the navy office.
Dickens is remembered as one of the most important and influential writers of the 19th century. Among his accomplishments, he has been lauded for providing a stark portrait of the Victorian-era underclass, helping to bring about social change. The famed British author was the second of eight children. His father, John Dickens, was a naval clerk who dreamed of striking it rich. Charles' mother, Elizabeth Barrow, aspired to be a teacher and school director.