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A Dickens Timeline [imagemap with 9 links]

A Dickens Timeline

Charles Dickens was born in 1812 and died in 1870. He lived, during his 58 years, through a tumultuous period of social and political change throughout the world. Professionally, he was an enormously prolific writer, producing 20 novels, and innumerable plays, short stories and essays. His personal life was full as well; after an insecure childhood, he married at 24 and had 10 children.

You can find out more about Dickens's life, in the context of his work and major world events, on A Dickens Timeline.

A Brief Biography
A preface to the Dickens Timeline, this brief biography gives an overview of the writer's life.

Interactive Flash version of A Dickens Timeline [292K]
Flash 4 plugin required. You can download the free
Flash plugin from Macromedia's Web site.

Text version of A Dickens Timeline
A text-only, printable version of the timeline

How to use the Timeline:

Resize Instruction
Click and drag the bottom right corner of the window to enlarge the timeline.

Slidebar Instruction
Use the Slidebar to adjust the time period displayed in the timeline.

Timeline Instruction
As you scroll over points on the timeline, you can read more about significant events and, in some cases, view related images.

Major Works Instruction
Or, click on a title in the listing of Dickens's major works to see it located on the Timeline.

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