Charles Dickens is widely regarded as one of the most influential writers of the 19th century. He was an advocate for social change during a very bleak time in Britain's history, and his views and experiences are reflected in his writing. He penned such works as David Copperfield, Great Expectations, Oliver Twist, and A Tale of Two Cities.

Below are some interesting facts about the life of Charles Dickens and his writing of A Christmas Carol.

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"This boy is Ignorance and this girl is Want. Beware them both, and all of their degree, but most of all beware this boy for on his brow I see that written which is Doom, unless the writing be erased."