Biography: Charles Dickens

Subject: English / Language Arts
Grade Levels: 6-8, 9-12
Source: BIO Classroom

This episode of Biography presents an unflinching look at the man whose originality, compassion, and exuberance created some of literature's most cherished works. Internationally famous just months after his first novel was published, Dickens was among the world's first literary stars. But success and acclaim could not banish the ghosts of his childhood marked by his father's confinement in debtor's prison or keep him from the deep loneliness that  haunted him until his death. Explore the full story of his life, from his year as a child laborer to his troubled marriage and the publishing successes of classics such as Oliver Twist and A Tale of Two Cities.

For a study guide from BIO Classroom, click here.


60-minute runtime; 2 year copyright clearance.

Dec 18 at 7:00am ET/PT

Biography: Charles Dickens

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