Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Charles Dickens' 200th Birthday

Google Doodle today February 07, 2012 come with a theme Charles Dickens' 200th Birthday. I think today's Google logo appearing on the Google homepage all countries.
In the google logo, I think it describes the children of Charles Dickens are all there are 10 people.

Who is Charles Dickens?
Charles John Huffam Dickens (7 February 1812 – 9 June 1870) was an English novelist, generally considered the greatest of the Victorian period.
Dickens enjoyed a wider popularity and fame than had any previous author during his lifetime, and he remains popular, having been responsible for some of English literature's most iconic novels and characters.

Charles Dickens was born in Portsmouth, England. His parents were John Dickens (1785-1851), a naval pay clerk, and Elizabeth Barrow (1789–1863).

His first book was Sketches by Boz in 1836, a collection of the short pieces he had been writing for the Monthly Magazine and the Evening Chronicle.

This was followed by the The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club in 1837. Both these books became popular as soon as they were printed.

Charles Dickens died on June 9, 1870 and was buried in Poet's Corner in Westminster Abbey.

Charles Dickens' books include:

  1. Sketches by Boz (1836)
  2. The Pickwick Papers (1837)
  3. Oliver Twist (1838)
  4. Nicholas Nickelby (1838)
  5. The Old Curiosity Shop (1840)
  6. Barnaby Rudge (1841)
  7. Martin Chuzzlewit (1843)
  8. Dombey and Son (1846—1848)
  9. David Copperfield(1849—1850)
  10. Bleak House (1851—1853)
  11. Hard Times (1854)
  12. Little Dorritt (1855—1857)
  13. A Tale of Two Cities (1859)
  14. Great Expectations (1861)
  15. Our Mutual Friend (1865)
  16. The Mystery of Edwin Drood (1869—1870), but not finished.

Biography of Charles Dickens

Born                       Charles John Huffam Dickens
                               7 February 1812
                               Landport, Portsmouth,
Died                        9 June 1870 (aged 58)
                               Gad's Hill Place, Higham, Kent,
Resting place        Poets' Corner, Westminster Abbey
Occupation        Writer
Nationality         British
Citizenship         UK
Notable work(s) Sketches by Boz, The Old Curiosity Shop, Oliver Twist, Nicholas Nickleby, Barnaby Rudge, A Christmas Carol, Martin Chuzzlewit, A Tale of Two Cities, David Copperfield, Great Expectations, Bleak House, Little Dorrit, Hard Times, Our Mutual Friend, The Pickwick Papers

Spouse(s)                Catherine Thomson Hogarth
Children                Charles Dickens, Jr., Mary Dickens, Kate Perugini, Walter Landor Dickens, Francis Dickens, Alfred D'Orsay Tennyson Dickens, Sydney Smith Haldimand Dickens, Henry Fielding Dickens, Dora Annie Dickens, and Edward Dickens

source wikipedia