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Happy Birthday Charles Dickens!

Here are a few facts that you may have never knew about of one the greatest and recognizable English writers of all time.

  1. Dickens loved going for walks. In fact, he would sometimes walk up to 20 miles outside of town.
  2. Though at times Charles lived paycheck to paycheck, he ended up having full house with 10 children.
  3. His formal education ended at age 15. At that age, he because a “serious smoker”.
  4. Dickens edited a weekly journal for 20 years, wrote 15 novels, hundreds of short stories, and campaigned vigorously for children’s rights and education.
  5. Charle’s first love was Little Red Riding Hood.


Here are some of Charles Dickens’ Famous Quotes:

No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.

Have a heart that never hardens, and a temper that never tires, and a touch that never hurts.
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.
Reflect upon your present blessings — of which every man has many — not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
A loving heart is the truest wisdom.
We need never be ashamed of our tears.
A wonderful fact to reflect upon, that every human creature is constituted to be that profound secret and mystery to every other.
It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done; it is a far, far better rest that I go to, than I have ever known.
There are books of which the backs and covers are by far the best parts.
The pain of parting is nothing to the joy of meeting again.
Charles Dickens’ Famous Books

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