Dickens was the greatest novelist of his time, who enriched literary
world. His novels are marked by exquisite plots with wonderful
which fascinate readers. His novels portray beautifully the life of the
and the unprivileged sections of society.
Dickens was born in England in 1812. He belonged to a poor family and
childhood was full of financial difficulties. He had to leave school to
a small shoe polish factory. He grew up and worked for a brief period
in a law office, reading and learning shorthand in his spare time.
later becomes a parliamentary
reporter, enjoying his work fully. It was here that he learnt writing
well as imaginary incidents.
turning point came in his life when
he wrote a series of articles in a magazine under the title Pickwick
This earned him name and fame. There was no looking back. His novels
the life of different classes of society but particularly the life of
and the underprivileged. His novels are equally popular in all sections
worked in many places but all his
jobs were related to writing. Once he worked as a reporter for the
Chronicle in which he covered elections. With the success of Pickwick
Dickens settled down to the life of a writer and each new book added to
was the foremost English novelist of his time. Some of the best known
works of Dickens are Pickwick Papers, Great Expectations, Oliver Twist
Tale of Two Cities. Some of his novels carry autobiographical touch. In
Twist, Oliver's character was his own image. His novels reached all
classes of people.