A Christmas Carol Background

MayLei Schneider

Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens was born on Feb. 7, 1812, in Portsmouth, England. He has a mother and a father with 7 other sibling him being the eighth. Charles went to school in Chatham southeast of London. Charles Dickens father was sent to the Marshalsea Prison for debt and Charles was sent away to work in a factory. Charles still went to school but it was a private school in London. He still loved to write. Charles over the years had wrote many novels, he also wrote for the Pickwick Papers. One of Charles famous novels was "A Christmas Carol".


The Industrial Revolution started in England and spread to other many other countries. There were many products and inventions made in the Industrial Revolution. There were many changes in the industrial revolution because of the use of steam, the adoption of the factory system, and the invention in hand tools and other machines that were built. District families made and gave away many food items, clothing, and other articles they used but didn't need anymore.

Victorian Era

They made a Parliament in 1845 deciding that they should build free local libraries. They had built museums, art galleries, and convert halls by the time the era ended. Charles Dickens, The Bronte sisters, Alfred Tennyson, George Eliot, Matthew Arnold, and Robert Louis Stevenson where really good writers and poets. They also wrote in the Victorian Era.

Child Labor & Poverty during Victorian Age

Child labor started because the families needed extra income and many cultures for some family thought that their kids should learn and participate in the trade. Child labor is still very serious. Kids in the ages from 9 and up worked for hours and got very little pay.