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Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens, London, ca.1850

Charles Dickens

"Charles Dickens reading to his two daughters, 'Mamie' and Kate (standing) at his Gad's Hill Mansion, 1865

“There are books of which the backs and covers are by far the best parts.” Charles Dickens, Oliver Twist

Charles Dickens, Novelist, Rare Albumen Carte de Visite, Circa 1865

Charles Dickens Museum, Bloomsbury- Photos taken by Vanessa Berberian

Charles Dickens with daughters Katey and Mary in the garden at Gad's Hill Place in Higham, Kent - home of Dickens' family from 1858 until his death in one of the rooms in 1870, and which is about to open its doors to the public for the first time.

Charles Dickens' STUDY DOOR at his Gad's Hill Place home, Higham, Rochester, Kent. "The door features a MOCK BOOKSHELF indistinguishable from the bookshelves that line the walls." He invented some amusing TITLES for his FAUX BOOKS [such as] Cat's Lives - 9 vol set; Socrates on Wedlock; The Wisdom of Our Ancestors series: 1-Ignorance, 2-Superstition, 3-The Block, 4-The Stake, 5-The Rack, 6-Dirt & 7-Disease; next to a thin vol. of The Virtues of Our Ancestors :-)

the spitalfields nippers...street children from london circa 1912, photographed by horace warner. these kids inspired the characters in charles dickens' novels.