1812, Dickens was born in England, Portsmouth.
1827-1832 He worked as an office clerk in a law firm, taught himself shorthand, and began working as a reporter for the Mirror of Parliament and the True Sun
1833-1836 He published a series of short stories and essays for several periodicals under the pen name Boz, which were collected and published in the book Sketches by Boz in 1836
1836 He married Catherine Hogarth, had ten childern and began work on his comic narrative The Pickwick Papers, which was published in monthly segments from April 1836 to November 1837
1837-1839 He published in serial form the novel Oliver Twist, the story of a young boy living in impoverished conditions
1838 to 1839 He serially published the novel Nicholas Nickleby
1843 He published the short novel A Christmas Carol, a mythical tale of the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge
1849-1850 He published in serial form the novel he considered his favorite work, David Copperfield, which parallels events from his own life.
1850-1859 He published and edited the periodical Household Words, which showcased his own serialized novels, including Hard Times (1854)
1859-1870 After folding Household Words, Charles Dickens began the periodical All the Year Round.
1859-1861 He published in serial form the historical novel A Tale of Two Cities in the periodical All the Year Round, followed by the novel Great Expectations in 1860 and 1861
Dickens died unexpectedly; his final unfinished novel, The Mystery of Edwin
Drood, was published posthumously.
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