A Christmas Carol Background
By Jaxon Schriock
Within a year of being hired, Dickens began reporting at the law courts of London. Just a few years later, he was reporting for two major London newspapers.In 1833, he began submitting sketches to various magazines and newspapers under the name “Boz.” In 1836, his clippings were published in his first book, Sketches by Boz. Dickens’ first success caught the eye of Catherine Hogarth, whom he soon married. Catherine would grace Charles with a brood of 10 children before the couple separated in 1858.