Timeline Description: Charles Dickens was a famous writer during the 1800's in England. His works have moved many people, and they are still read today. This is a timeline of his life.
|1812||Charles Dickens is born
Charles was born in England. His father was John and his mother was Elizabeth.
|1824||Charles provides for the family
Charles Dickens was only 12 years old when his father went to prison. Charles went to work at a factory to support his family.
|1827||Dickens moves up
Charles left the factory work and became the clerk for an attorney. He soon met Maria Beadnell, who he called his first love.
|1833||Charles' first writing published
Charles Dickens' first writing was published. It was named A Dinner At Poplar Walk, and it was published monthly.
|1835||Charles gets engaged to be married
Charles becomes engaged to a woman named Catherine. They marry the next year.
|1836||More writings are published
Charles Dickens' Pickwick Papers are published.
|1837||A classic is published
Oliver Twist was first published in 1837. It became so famous that it has produced plays and even movies.
|1842||Charles visits America
Charles Dickens visited America for the first time, and he returned later to tour again in 1867.
|1843||The Christmas Carol is published
After putting out several other stories, Charles Dickens wrote The Christmas Carol. It quickly became a Christmas classic.
|1851||Dickens' wife puts out a book
Catherine Dickens wrote a cook book, and it was published in 1851. It was called What Shall We Have for Dinner?
|1853||The first public reading
Charles began doing public readings of his works. He did many before the doctors told him he had to stop for his health.
|1854-1860||More classics are written
During this time Charles put out several classics like Hard Times, Great Expectations, and A Tale of Two Cities.
|1858||Charles and Catherine separate
Charles separated from his wife Catherine.
|1864||Charles gets sick
Charles Dickens began having health problems. His doctors told him to slow down, that he was working too hard, but he wouldn't listen.
|1870||Charles Dickens dies
Charles died in his home; he was only 58 years old. Charles Dickens wrote around two dozen classics in his time. His contribution to literature will never be forgotten.