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Charles Dickens

Highest Rated: 100% Mickey's Christmas Carol (1983)

Lowest Rated: 23% Charles Dickens's England (2009)

Birthday: Feb 07, 1812

Birthplace: Portsmouth, Hampshire, England, UK

One of the most popular and widely read authors of all time, Victorian author Charles Dickens wrote some of the English language's best-known novels, many of which were transformed into great works of cinema and television. Following a hardscrabble life as a child laboring under harsh conditions, Dickens used his gifts for colorful characters, high sentimentality and memorable dialogue to unearth harsh truths about poor social conditions and the plight of the poor in England and abroad. Early novels like The Pickwick Papers (1837) and Oliver Twist (1837) announced the arrival of a substantial artist, while A Christmas Carol (1843), his most enduring and most adapted work, became his most popular. Dickens' artistic ambitions became more pronounced with David Copperfield (1850), while both A Tale of Two Cities (1859) and Great Expectations (1861) came to rival the works of Shakespeare, Chaucer and Milton. With over 200 film, television and stage adaptations of his work, many were easily forgotten. But David Lean's extraordinary adaptation of "Great Expectations" (1946), Alastair Sim's turn as Ebenezer Scrooge in the classic feature "A Christmas Carol" (1951), and the Oscar-winning musical "Oliver!" (1968) stood out as worthy odes to the author. Though praised and scorned by contemporaries and later critics alike, Dickens was a colossal figure in the literary world whose influence and popularity remained unfettered well into the 21st century.




23% 38% Charles Dickens's England Writer - 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Christmas Carol Writer - 2006
61% 63% Oliver Twist Writer (Book) $2M 2005
78% 75% Nicholas Nickleby Writer (Novel) $1.3M 2002
37% 78% Great Expectations Writer (Novel) $26.3M 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Mystery of Edwin Drood Writer (Novel) - 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Nicholas Nickleby Screenwriter - 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Charles Dickens: A Tale of Two Cities Screenwriter - 1984
No Score Yet 57% Great Expectations Writer - 1983
100% 90% Mickey's Christmas Carol Original Concept - 1983
No Score Yet 57% Oliver Twist Screenwriter - 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Christmas Carol Screenwriter - 1977
No Score Yet 75% David Copperfield Writer (Novel) - 1935


No Score Yet No Score Yet Great Expectations Writer 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet David Copperfield Writer (Novel) 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dombey and Son Writer (Novel) 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Alcoa Hour Writer 1956


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