Charles Dickens' classic, A Tale of Two Cities. "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times... It was the season of light, it was the season of darkness... It was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair..."
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Charles John Huffam Dickens; 7 February 1812 – 9 June 1870) was an English writer and social critic. He created some of the world’s most memorable fictional characters and is generally regarded as the greatest novelist of the Victorian period. During his life, his works enjoyed unprecedented fame, and by the twentieth century his literary genius was broadly acknowledged by critics and scholars. His novels and short stories continue to be widely popular. Born in Portsmouth, England, Dickens was forced to leave school to work in a factory when his father was thrown into debtors’ prison. Although he had little formal education, his early impoverishment drove him to succeed. Over his career he edited a weekly journal for 20 years, wrote 15 novels, five novellas and hundreds of short stories and non-fiction articles, lectured and performed extensively, was an indefatigable letter writer, and campaigned vigorously for children’s rights, education, and other social reforms.About the Author:
Charles Dickens (1812-1870) was--and is--one of the most popular authors of all time. His novella, A Christmas Carol, is certainly one of the most influential works of fiction ever. Dickens was an international celebrity, and his classic novels include Great Expectations, A Tale of Two Cities, Oliver Twist, Hard Times, Bleak House, and many more.
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