Charles Dickens is one of the classic authors in British literature. His works provide us with an insight to Victorian society as well as delight, and also horror, at some of his characters and stories. This is the third of our four quizzes on the life and works of possibly the 19th Century’s most important author.
In a career which spanned 34 years Dickens wrote a total of 20 novels (21 if the unfinished The Mystery of Edwin Drood is included) and a host of short stories. In addition to these he also wrote his autobiography, several plays, poetry and travel books. But that’s not all! He also edited weekly publications and administered some charities. In his spare time he was also an actor and he performed for Queen Victoria in 1851. A good deal of his time was spent abroad and he went to the United States of America to campaign against the slavery practised there.
How well do you know the life and works of Charles Dickens? Test yourself in this, the third of four fun quizzes!