Charles Dickens - His Life, His Writings and His Times

Dickens created timeless characters - from Oliver Twist to Ebenezer Scrooge. Find out more about this nineteenth century British author here.

Life of the Author

“To conceal anything from those to whom I am attached, is not in my nature. I can never close my lips where I have opened my heart.”

His Works

“The whole difference between construction and creation is exactly this: that a thing constructed can only be loved after it is constructed; but a thing created is loved before it exists.”

Criticism and Interpretation

“Take nothing on its looks; take everything on evidence. There's no better rule.”

In the Time of Dickens...

“Electric communication will never be a substitute for the face of someone who, with their soul, encourages another person to be brave and true.”