Discover the life of Charles Dickens (1812-1870) with the next in the Who Was? series. Dickens is considered to be one of the greatest writers of the Victorian era, penning beloved novels like, David Copperfield and Oliver Twist, creating realistic stories surrounding the working class in London. Readers will discover that Dickens knew very well how many of his characters may have felt since he spent his childhood working in a shoe-polish factory trying to cover some of his father's debts. Recommended for ages 8 to 12.
As a child, Charles Dickens worked in a shoe polish factory where his gritty surroundings inspired some of the most memorable characters and settings in literary history. Known for his masterful storytelling in books like Oliver Twist, Great Expectations, and A Christmas Carol, Dickens toured the globe as one of the most famous people of his era. Widely considered the greatest writer of the Victorian age, Dickens’s literary masterpieces continue to amuse and inspire writers and readers alike.
Pamela Pollack and Meg Belviso are authors of several books in this series, including Who is George Lucas? and Who Was Susan B. Anthony?