A Christmas Carol Background
The Industrial Revolution
Charles Dickens was a very good novelist. Charles John Huffam Dickens was born in Portsmouth, England, on Feb. 7, 1812. When Charles was only 12 years old he woked in a London factory pasting labels. Charles became a newspaper reporter in the late 1820's. Dickens won his first literary fame with The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club. He published it in monthly parts in 1836 and 1837. Charles married Catherine Hogarth in 1836.