Things you may not know about Charles Dickens

Since I just launched Dickens’ Oliver Twist for Kids, I thought this blog post was quite appropriate!

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I’ve updated an older post in honor of Dickens’ Birthday.

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Charles Dickens was born on this day in 1812. Though his work is still highly praised, his personal life is ignored. While we shouldn’t judge a man’s work by his personal life, we must admit biography does sometimes bleed into writing. Let’s look at the complex man who shaped our modern view of Victorian England.

As with many beloved men in history, Dickens had a dark side. He was a very strict father, and left his wife because she had lost all “warmth and tenderness”. Yeah, Chuck, you try being witty and sexy after having 10 children and being left home with them. Dickens left his wife for a young actress who in turn left him when he was too old to be much fun. Karma baby!

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“Things may not know about Charles Dickens”

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