The Poor Relation’s Story by Charles Dickens
Author: Charles Dickens | Published: 1852
The Poor Relation's Story
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About Charles Dickens
Charles Dickens is one of the most influential authors of all time. He has written some of the most iconic works ever to be published, such as A Tale Of Two Cities, Great Expectations, and Oliver Twist. Born in 1812 in Portsmouth, England, Charles grew up in a humble environment with his father unable to provide much financial support.
During his teenage years he worked as a junior clerk while attending school intermittently. His first real job was as a journalist for London’s Morning Chronicle newspaper where he wrote about parliamentary debates and crime trials. It was there that Dickens started writing short stories which caught public attention and prompted him to become a full-time author. He published The Pickwick Papers in 1836 which became hugely popular and established him as one of the greatest writers of his era. Find out more about Charles Dickens.