Abstract – scaricare il file per l'appunto completo Dickens was born in Portsmouth, England, in 1812. He had an unhappy
childhood, since his father went to prison  for debt and he had to work in a factory at the age of twelve. These days of suffering inspired much of the content of his novels. When he realized that he had a talent for writing, he became a newspaper reporter. He adopted the pen name “Boz” and began to contribute to various papers and magazines; Sketches by Boz, a collection of articles describing London people and scenes written for the periodical “Monthly Magazine”, appeared in 1836. It was immediately followed by  The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club, published in instalments from April 1836 to November 1837 and which revealed Dickens’s humoristic and satirical qualities. Dickens’s success – segue nel file da scaricare