Charles Dickens


British novelist Charles Dickens was born on February 7, 1812, in Portsmouth, England.

Over the course of his writing career, he wrote the beloved classic novels Oliver TwistA Christmas CarolNicholas NicklebyDavid CopperfieldA Tale of Two Cities and Great Expectations.

On June 9, 1870, Dickens died of a stroke in Kent, England, leaving his final novel, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, unfinished.