The Perils of Certain English Prisoners


The Perils of Certain English Prisoners by Charles Dickens

Author: Charles Dickens | Published: 1857

The Perils of Certain English Prisoners Synopsis

The Perils of Certain English Prisoners is written by English author Charles Dickens. It was published in 1857.

The story begins with a group of English prisoners being held captive by a group of pirates. mong the captives are Miss Maryon, her father, and a troop of British military personnel. The pirates are led by a merciless man referred to as Captain Carton. The prisoners are forced to work in the silver mines on Silver-Store Island under inhumane conditions. They are subjected to harsh treatment and frequently suffer physical abuse at the hands of the pirates. Miss Maryon is particularly at risk, being the sole female prisoner in the group.

One day, the prisoners were presented with a chance to break free. They succeeded in overpowering the pirates and ran away into the forest. Despite being pursued by the pirates, the prisoners successfully dodge them and navigate their way toward the shoreline.

About Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens was one of the most influential and prolific authors of the 19th century, producing some of literature’s most iconic works. He was born in Portsmouth, England on February 7th 1812 and grew up in London. His father, John Dickens, worked as a clerk in the Navy Pay Office while his mother, Elizabeth Barrow Dickens, managed the household. His early life was fraught with poverty due to his father's financial mismanagement.

At age 12 he began working at Warren's Blacking Factory where he experienced first-hand many of the social injustices that would later become themes in his writing. A few years after leaving school he began publishing poems and stories under various pseudonyms and soon found success with Sketches by Boz (1836) and The Pickwick Papers (1837). Find out more about Charles Dickens at

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