A Christmas Carol Background
Charles Dickens was born in Portsmouth, England.
Charles Dickens' father was a clerk in a navy office.
The Victorian Era lasted from 1837-1901.
During the Victorian Era Britain became a worldwide empire.
Charles Dickens wrote during the Victorian Era.
The Industrial Revolution started in the 18th century.
Urbanization and rapid population growth accompanied the rise of industrialization.
Child Labor and Poverty.
As a young adult Charles Dickens had to work hard to get his family out of jail. They were there because of his father's horrible financing. He wasn't put in jail because he was the oldest boy in his family so he had to work to pay off his family's debt.