Thursday, February 21, 2008

Charles Dickens

Dear All,

Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time. Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after another.

Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish. Defeat never comes to any man until he admits it.

With Love, Amma-Naana

Charles Dickens was the son of John and Elizabeth. He had seven siblings. His family was not poor or rich.

His father liked to entertained people at home so he spend a lot of money. Charles's father was imprisoned because he was in debt. Therefore, at the age of 12 he work in a factory so he could support his family.

It was until 1827, where he started to work as a clerk in a law office. He left his position as a law clerk because he didn't like it, instead he became a court stenographer.

Years later, he became a journalist and that he loved! He had a collection of pieces called the Sketches by Bo. It was then when he decided to write his own novel.

On April 2, 1836 he married Catherine Thompson and they had ten children.

Charles continue pursuing his career as a writer and journalist. He wrote many books some of these books were Pickwick Papers, Oliver Twist, Nicolas Nickle-by, The Old Curiosity Shop and many more.

He loved the arts and enjoyed writing.