Thursday, February 10, 2011
I have become enamored of the Victorianist blog. This time out, they tell us about young Charles Dickens, on the 199th anniversary of his birth. 'His parents were neither particularly affectionate nor loving toward him, and he would go on to describe himself in his childhood as a "very small and not-over-particularly-taken-care-of boy". As such, he spent much time alone between the ages on ten and twelve, which helped little Charles to develop a vivid imagination that he would return to again and again in his work. John was a poor father, who neglected the educational needs of Charles and his siblings. Even with the funds the family had at their disposal, the boy was denied any schooling.' More...
Posted by Jim Menick at 1:29 PM