Dickens, Charles: David Copperfield

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David Copperfield Charles Dickens The Author: On the 7th of February 1812 Charles Dickens was born at Portsea, near Portsmouth, on the south coast of England. His early childhood was very happy, but in 1822 he moved to London with his family, where he no longer was sent to school, but had to work in a factory because the family was very short of money. His father then was arrested for debt. Although John Dickens was released from prison after three months, it was some time before he took his son from the factory and sent him to Wellington House, a school run by a harsh headmaster. At the age of fifteen he left school and became clerk in a lawyers office. He then taught himself shorthand and became a parliamentary reporter. On his twenty fourth birthday his first book appeared: Sketches ...

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