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Charles Dickens Fact Check

Dickens was born in 1812. His father,John Dickens, was a clerk at the Navy Pay Office. As a result of his extravagant lifestyle, John Dickens fell into debt and was imprisoned for it in 1824. Young Charles Dickens had to leave school and work to help in the family at 12 year-old. It is believed this difficult period of his life inspired several of the scenes in his books like Oliver Twist.

Charles Dickens wrote 15 major novels and lots of short stories and articles. He died in 1870 and was buried at Westminster Abbey, Poet's Corner.

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