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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.