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Charles Dickens

1812 - 1870
Charles Dickens, regarded nowadays as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era, was an English writer and social critic. During his lifetime, he fought for children’s rights, education and other social reforms in England.
He is mainly famous for his style, which is based on humour, satire, and on a precise observation of characters and society. He is also known for his massive production, including novels such as David Copperfield and Oliver Twist.
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There was once a child, and he strolled about a good deal, and thought of a number of things. He had a sister, who was a child too, and his constant companion. These two used to wonder all day long. ... [+]

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“Halloa! Below there!”
When he heard a voice thus calling to him, he was standing at the door of his box, with a flag in his hand, furled round its short pole. One would have thought, considering... [+]

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Once upon a time, a good many years ago, there was a traveller, and he set out upon a journey. It was a magic journey, and was to seem very long when he began it, and very short when he got half way ... [+]

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