The colorful and often funny stories of Charles Dickens are famous around the World. Some of the best loved stories and tales have been penned by this remarkable author. Sad, funny, witty and exciting stories of the Victorian era provide exciting themes for his books. The following selection of his famous short stories will provide hours of reading pleasure. Famous Charles Dickens Free Short Stories
The most famous and funny short stories and include those with a Christmas theme by Charles Dickens include the Child's Story, The Cratchits' Christmas Dinner, A Christmas Carol, Hunted Down and The Poor Relation's Story. These famous Charles Dickens Tales and Stories have been included along with some lesser known, but equally enjoyable tales.
This most famous author, well-known for his short fiction and wonderful novels, came from a happy and prosperous beginning. He was born in Camden Town, London, England on February 7th, 1812, the son of John and Elizabeth Dickens. Unfortunately when Charles was just 12 years old his father fell into debt and was placed in Marshalsea debtor's prison in Southwark. Charles was forced to leave school and go to work in a bootblack factory to help support his family. He hated life in the factory and this experience was responsible for his sensitive writing in novels such as Oliver Twist. After three months his father received a legacy from a relative which allowed him to pay his £40 debt and be released from Marshalsea Prison when Charles was able to attend school once again. He left school and worked as a reporter and journalist. He then started to write some of his great books and short stories. Dickens married Catherine Hogarth and they had 10 children before they separated in 1858.
Charles Dickens wrote some great and famous novels and short stories which reflected on the squalor and poverty in England and the the plight of the lower classes and the social iniquities of the era. His most famous books included:
The Pickwick Papers written in 1837
Oliver Twist written in 1838
Nicholas Nickleby written in 1839
The Old Curiosity Shop written in 1841
Barnaby Rudge written in 1841
Martin Chuzzlewit written in 1843
A Christmas Carol written in 1843
Dombey and Son written in 1848
David Copperfield written in 1850
Bleak House written in 1853
Hard Times written in 1854
Little Dorrit written in 1857
A Tale of Two Cities written in 1859
Great Expectations written in 1861
Our Mutual Friend written in 1865
The Mystery of Edwin Drood written in 1870
Charles Dickens died at Gadshill of a stroke on June 9, 1870 and was buried at Westminster Abbey.
Charles Dickens - the Movies!
Many of the Charles Dickens Books and Stories have been immortalised in famous Movies. Some of these famous Movies are as follows :
A Christmas Carol (1984), David Copperfield (1983), The Old Curiosity Shop (1975), The Pickwick Papers (1952), Oliver Twist (1948), A Christmas Carol (1938), A Tale of Two Cities (1935) and Great Expectations (1934)
Printable Charles Dickens Free Short Stories
These wonderful stories and tales from the books of this famous author are perfect for those who appreciate his wonderful style of writing. The stories featured are in a printable format. Download free stories to your favorite ebook reader, kindle or ipad!
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Charles Dickens Free Short Stories - Biography
Nationality English Lifespan - 1812 - 1870 Family - Father was Charles Dickens a naval clerk Education - Wellington House Academy, London Career - Poet, novelist, and journalist Famous works by Charles Dickens: The Child's Story, David Copperfield, A Christmas Carol
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