Short note on Charles Dickens

Short note on Charles Dickens

Question: Write a short note on Charles Dickens.


Charles Dickens (1812-1870) is a well-known English writer and social critic who created many world’s best-known fictional characters in the Victorian era (1832- 1901). He is recognized as a great novelist in his contemporary time.

Short Biography

The full name of Charles Dickens is Charles John Huffam Dickens who was born in Landport, Portsmouth, in 1812 and died in 1870. He was the 2nd of the eight children of John Dickens (1786–1851) and Elizabeth Dickens (1789–1863). He had not got the opportunity for education and he left the school for his poverty. He was the editor of the weekly journal for 20 years and wrote 15 novels, five novellas, hundreds of short stories and non-fiction articles, and so on.

Contribution of Charles Dickens

In the Victorian period, Charles Dickens is regarded as a current newspaper and he can be compared with contemporary Victorian poet Alfred Tennyson. His novels deal with London life. His famous novels are:

  • A Tale of Two Cities
  • Oliver Twist
  • Great Expectation
  • Our Mutual Friends
  • Bleak House

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Features of Dickens’ Novels

  • Imagination
  • Humour and pathos
  • Mannerisms
  • Style
  • The chief interest in social reform


In termination, we can assert that Dickens is an extraordinary novelist because he expresses the contemporary social picture of London life through his literary works. So we can call him the best novelist of the Victorian era.

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