Study guides: authors, letter c

Charles Dickens

Without doubt Charles Dickens (February 7, 1812 – June 9, 1870) was a literary phenomenon of his time. His unique writing style, astute observation of the societal hypocrisy, and a brilliant satire have made his novels world classics. He created such memorable characters as Ebenezer Scrooge, Pip, or Miss Havisham that have become iconic. Born in Portsmouth, England, Dickens was the second...

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Charlotte Brontë

Charlotte Bronte (April 21, 1816 – March 31, 1855) was an English poetess and writer hiding her true name behind the nom de plume Currer Bell. Living in the Victorian era, her contemporaries considered Bronte woman first, artist second. To escape unnecessary criticism, Charlotte used a male name. She started writing poems in her teenage years the girl never imagined it to be her profession...

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