Charles Dickens

(7 February 1812 – 9 June 1870 / Landport, Portsea)

Charles Dickens
Do you like this poet?
784 person liked.
133 person did not like.


Charles John Huffam Dickens was an English novelist, generally considered the greatest of the Victorian period. Dickens enjoyed a wider popularity and fame than had any previous author during his lifetime, and he remains popular, having been responsible for some of English literature's most iconic novels and characters.

Many of his writings were originally published serially, in monthly instalments, a format of publication which Dickens himself helped popularise. Unlike other authors who completed novels before serialisation, Dickens often created the episodes as they were being serialised. The practice lent his stories a particular rhythm, punctuated by cliffhangers to keep the ... more »

Click here to add this poet to your My Favorite Poets.


Quotations

more quotations »
  • ''A wonderful fact to reflect upon, that every human creature is constituted to be that profound secret and mystery to every other.''
    Charles Dickens (1812-1870), British novelist. A Tale of Two Cities, bk. 1, ch. 3 (1859).
  • ''Along the Paris streets, the death-carts rumble, hollow and harsh. Six tumbrils carry the day's wine to La Guillotine.''
    Charles Dickens (1812-1870), British novelist. A Tale of Two Cities, Part 3, ch. 15 (1859).
  • ''Three meals of thin gruel a day, with an onion twice a week, and half a roll on Saturdays.''
    Charles Dickens (1812-1870), British novelist. Oliver Twist, ch. 2, p. 11 (1838).
  • ''There is a passion for hunting something deeply implanted in the human breast.''
    Charles Dickens (1812-1870), British novelist. Oliver Twist, ch. 10 (1838). Referring to chasing pickpockets.
  • ''Dignity, and even holiness too, sometimes, are more questions of coat and waistcoat than some people imagine.''
    Charles Dickens (1812-1870), British novelist. Oliver Twist, ch. 37, p. 267 (1838).
Read more quotations »

Comments about Charles Dickens

more comments »
---
  • HUDA FATIMA (1/7/2019 7:16:00 AM)

    Good poems

  • what is my name (10/29/2018 11:51:00 AM)

    CHRISTMAS CAROL, he is author?

  • benmurray (7/11/2018 6:11:00 AM)

    its coming home lads,2018.
    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  • To sponge bob (5/18/2018 1:44:00 PM)

    Your haters and you can go suck it

  • Why is this sponge bob (5/18/2018 1:42:00 PM)

    Vtygghbvbffbdhvbrhervfhbhbrhvbfhvbrhfb

  • Hasmaine (5/18/2018 1:41:00 PM)

    MinaNice job I am so happy I love your work sxgd

  • Tyler Enright (2/5/2018 1:13:00 PM)

    WTF was the comment below? ! ? ! ? ? !

  • Michael A.J Handy (2/5/2018 1:12:00 PM)

    I see myself on the football field.

  • Michael A.J. Handy (2/5/2018 12:37:00 PM)

    Charles Dickens is a well known poet and many children love his work. We should honor him by making a foundation for children in need. This foundation could give books to those children! ! Also, his stories Oliver Twist, and A Christmas Carol are great. He was also the greatest poet to walk on this planet.

  • Henry F James (1/12/2016 8:07:00 AM)

    Dickens was one of the greatest humans to ever step on to this planet. His stories, 'A Christmas Carol 'and 'Oliver Twist' highlighted the plight of the poor who were exploited by the filthy rich. Dickens was a very Christian man who applied his love of God to the less privileged in society. What he witnessed in his life he put into poetry and stories.

Read all 17 comments »
Best Poem of Charles Dickens

Lucy's Song

How beautiful at eventide
To see the twilight shadows pale,
Steal o'er the landscape, far and wide,
O'er stream and meadow, mound and dale!

How soft is Nature's calm repose
When ev'ning skies their cool dews weep:
The gentlest wind more gently blows,
As if to soothe her in her sleep!

The gay morn breaks,
Mists roll away,
All Nature awakes
To glorious day.
In my breast alone
Dark shadows remain;
The peace it has known
It can never regain.

Read the full of Lucy's Song
[Report Error]