Charles Dickens

noun
English writer whose novels depicted and criticized social injustice (1812-1870)
Derivationally related forms: ↑Dickensian (for: ↑Dickens)
Instance Hypernyms: ↑writer, ↑author

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Charles Dickens [Charles Dickens]
(1812–70) an English writer of novels who combined great writing with the ability to write popular stories full of interesting characters, such as ↑Scrooge, ↑Fagin and the ↑Artful Dodger. His many books are mostly about life in ↑Victorian England and often describe the harsh conditions in which poor people lived. His early novels, which include ↑Pickwick Papers and ↑Oliver Twist, were written in parts for magazines published each week or each month. His later books include ↑David Copperfield, ↑A Tale of Two Cities and ↑Great Expectations.

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