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For more information on the historical character, see Charles Dickens on Wikipedia.

Charles Dickens (February 7, 1812 – June 9, 1870) was an English writer of the Victorian period.


Dickens was born in Portsmouth, England. After his father was thrown into debtors' prison, a young Charles left school to work in a factory. Thus, he received little formal schooling, but nevertheless went on to become one of the most popular and influential writers of all time. Over his lifetime, Dickens wrote 15 novels and 5 novellas, along with hundreds of other publications.

He died in 1870 (at 58 years of age) due to a stroke.


  • His name, along with the title of one of his novels, Bleak House, can be seen on a Vault 101 blackboard.
  • He is mentioned on a plaque at the Old Corner Bookstore.
  • He, and the title of his second novel, Oliver Twist, are mentioned in one of the jokes Codsworth or Buddy can tell the Sole Survivor.[1]


Charles Dickens is mentioned in Fallout 3 and Fallout 4.



  1. Codsworth's companion dialogue