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  • chrisjan .

    Charles Dickens (1812 - 1870) At a time when Britain was the major economic and political power of the world, Dickens highlighted the life of the forgotten poor and disadvantaged within society. Through his journalism he campaigned on specific issues—such as sanitation and the workhouse—but his fiction probably demonstrated its greatest prowess in changing public opinion in regard to class inequalities. He often depicted the exploitation and repression of the poor and condemned the public officials and institutions that not only allowed such abuses to exist, but flourished as a result. His most strident indictment of this condition is in Hard Times (1854), Dickens's only novel-length treatment of the industrial working class. In this work, he uses both vitriol and satire to illustrate how this marginalised social stratum was termed "Hands" by the factory owners; that is, not really "people" but rather only appendages of the machines that they operated. His writings inspired others, in particular journalists and political figures, to address such problems of class oppression.

  • InhalerWear

    Charles Dickens was one of the most popular English novelists of the Victorian era. The popularity of Dickens's novels and short stories has meant that they have never gone out of print. His most famous stories are A Christmas Carol, The Adventures of Oliver Twist & David Copperfield. Dickens suffered from asthma his entire life. He found that opium was the one thing that could offer him some relief from his asthma, which was prescribed medicinally at the time to relieve asthma symptoms!

  • Ju Li

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