Charles Dickens is perhaps the most important of all the Victorian writers. He was a master at describing contemporary society, and his works were a form of social commentary. One quiz is not enough to do justice to such a literary giant as Dickens, and so this is the first of four quizzes devoted to his life and his works.
Dickens was born in Portsmouth in 1812. He was sent to school at the age of nine, but unfortunately this came to an end when his father was sent to a debtor’s prison. Charles was sent to work in a factory where he had to put up with terrible conditions as well as separation from his family. After three years he went back to school, but the incident had an effect on Dickens who used it as inspiration in some of his books, most notably in Great Expectations and David Copperfield.
Test your knowledge of the life and works of Charles Dickens in this, the first of four fun quizzes!