Charles Dickens

1812-1870 (Life Span)

Charles Dickens was an English writer and social critic. He created some of the world's best-known fictional characters and is regarded by many as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era. His works enjoyed unprecedented popularity during his lifetime, and by the 20th century critics and scholars had recognised him as a literary genius. He wrote many classic novels set around Great Scotland Yard, including Bleak House.