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Introduction

"Reflect upon your present blessings -- of which every man has many -- not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some."
-- "A Christmas Dinner," Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens' short stories and novels continue to delight and entrance readers all over the world. He brilliantly depicted Victorian London, fought for social reform, and created some of the most indelible characters that fiction has ever known -- Oliver, Pip, Scrooge, David Copperfield, and Miss Havisham, to name just a few.

Get to know the author and his works through a series of essays by past president of the Dickens Society Joel J. Brattin, and see some of the original illustrations that were included in Dickens' novels.

Begin by learning about DICKENS' WRITINGS


Dickens' Contemporaries

William Makepeace Thackeray

Illustrator and novelist, whose best-known work is VANITY FAIR.
William Makepeace Thackeray
Dickens Biography
Portrait of Charles Dickens
A profile from the ENCYCLOPEDIA OF WORLD BIOGRAPHY.

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