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A Tale of Two Cities (Paperback)
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About the Author
One of the most popular writers of all time, Charles Dickens was an English novelist who lived from 1812 - 1870. Charles had an idyllic childhood in his younger years, especially when his family moved to a lovely seaside city in southern England. He loved the sea and the countryside and his friends. His father's job found them moving to London where it was much more expensive to live. After much economic hardship, his father, John, was sent to debtor's prison. Charles, at the age of 15, was forced to work in a blacking factory pasting labels on shoe polish bottles. Although this only lasted for a year, Dickens never forgot that horrible existence. As an adult, he was know to weep any time he passed the blacking factory. It was this time in his life that gave him insight into writing about the poverty and social injustices of 19th century England. Charles Dickens wrote and had published 15 books. He sired 10 children and died at the age of 58 from a cerebral hemorrhage followed by a stroke.
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