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Charles Dickens' Novels: Too Long For Kids Today? | Care2 Causes

Charles Dickens' Novels: Too Long For Kids Today? | Care2 Causes

Tuesday, February 7, is British novelist Charles Dickens’ 200th birthday . The author of classics including Oliver Twist, A Tale of Two Cities, Great Expectations, A Christmas Carol and many more famous literary works is all the more relevant today. Much of his writing depicts the “the great gulf between the rich and poor,” as one of his biographers, Claire Tomalin, says to the BBC . Writing in the 1840s at the start of the Industrial Revolution, Dickens depicted not only the horrid, inhumane working conditions and poverty that many, including children, toiled in, but the results on society and on individuals. Born on February 7, 1812, Dickens was the second of eight children. His own father was sent to a debtors’ prison when he was 12 and he was forced to leave school and work in a London blacking factory, where he had the “hellish experience ” of “sealing pots of shoe po...

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