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More interesting facts on Charles Dickens
- in the 1976 miniseries Dickens of London, British actor Roy Dotrice played both Charles Dickens and his father John Dickens?
- many gift books, decorative anthologies published annually just before the holidays to be given as gifts, featured popular authors of the day such as Dickens, Wordsworth and Poe?
- actress Helen Ernstone appeared in stage adaptations of Charles Dickens novels?
- The Haunted House written by Charles Dickens in 1859 is the inspiration for an attraction which can be seen at Chatham in Kent?
- Sydney Dickens, the son of novelist Charles Dickens, accumulated so much debt that his father refused to see him?
- publisher Richard Bentley hired Charles Dickens to edit his periodical, Bentley's Miscellany?
- the 1901 film Scrooge, or, Marley's Ghost is the oldest surviving film adaptation of Charles Dickens' 1843 novel A Christmas Carol?
- the jilted bride Eliza Emily Donnithorne, who is buried in Camperdown Cemetery, may have been the model for Charles Dickens' reclusive Miss Havisham?
- the bestselling children's book The History of the Fairchild Family by Mary Martha Sherwood inspired the character of Pip in Charles Dickens's Great Expectations?
- the Star and Garter Hotel in Richmond was the venue for a dinner hosted by Charles Dickens in 1850 to celebrate the publication of his novel David Copperfield?
- the Norfolk Biffin apple appears in the works of Charles Dickens and was sent from Norfolk to London for Sir Robert Walpole?
- Elizabeth Dickens, the mother of novelist Charles Dickens, was the model for Mrs. Nickleby in Nicholas Nickleby and Mrs. Micawber in David Copperfield?
- Charles Frederick Field (pictured) was the basis for Inspector Bucket in Charles Dickens's novel Bleak House?
- Charles Dickens, Wilkie Collins, Elizabeth Gaskell and Adelaide Anne Procter each wrote a chapter of the short story "A House to Let"?
- Charles Dickens wrote his novels Bleak House, Hard Times, Little Dorrit and A Tale of Two Cities at his Tavistock House home?
- Charles Dickens used his father John Dickens as his inspiration for the character of Mr Micawber in his novel David Copperfield?
- Charles Dickens once wrote that in Civil War-era Montana, a town was to be named after Varina Davis, the first lady of the Confederate States of America?
- English novelist Charles Dickens wrote the bestseller The Life of Our Lord for his children in 1849, but it was not published until 1934, 64 years after his death?
- Indian author and journalist Peary Chand Mitra played a leading role in the Bengal renaissance in the 19th century and became known as the "Dickens of Bengal" due to his clear Bengali prose?
- Augustus Dickens, the brother of English novelist Charles Dickens, abandoned his blind wife in London and ran away to America with another woman?
- Alfred D'Orsay Tennyson Dickens, the son of novelist Charles Dickens, died in New York in 1912 while on a lecture tour celebrating the centenary of his father's birth?
- Thomas Macaulay referred to Charles Dickens' novel Hard Times as "sullen Socialism"?
- novelist Charles Dickens received news of the death in India of his son Walter Landor Dickens on his own birthday on February 7, 1864?
- Charles Dickens composed the epitaph for the tombstone of Charles Irving Thornton (pictured) despite never having met the dead child or his family?
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