“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

London Borough of Camden in Greater London County, England, United Kingdom

Charles Dickens

1812 - 1870

Charles Dickens Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 12, 2017
1. Charles Dickens Marker

Lived Here

Erected 1903 by London County Council.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Arts, Letters, Music.
Location. 51° 31.414′ N, 0° 6.973′ W. Marker is in London Borough of Camden, England, in Greater London County. Marker is on Doughty Street just south of Guilford Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 48 Doughty Street, London Borough of Camden, England WC1N 2LX, United Kingdom. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sydney Smith (within shouting distance of this marker); Vera Brittain and Winifred Holtby (within shouting distance of this marker); Charlotte Mew (about 150 meters away, measured in a direct line); Dorothy L. Sayers (about 210 meters away); R.H. Tawney (about 210 meters away); Sir Syed Ahmed Khan (about 210 meters away); The White Conduit (about 210 meters away); John Howard (approx. 0.2 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in London Borough of Camden.
Also see . . .
1. Charles Dickens (Wikipedia).
Charles Dickens Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 12, 2017
2. Charles Dickens Marker - Wide View
Dickens' home for two years, now housing the Charles Dickens Museum.
"Charles John Huffam Dickens (7 February 1812 – 9 June 1870) was an English writer and social critic. He created some of the world's best-known fictional characters and is regarded by many as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era. His works enjoyed unprecedented popularity during his lifetime, and by the 20th century critics and scholars had recognised him as a literary genius. His novels and short stories enjoy lasting popularity." (Submitted on December 22, 2017.) 

2. Charles Dickens (English Heritage). "Dickens moved to number 48 from Furnival Chambers, Holborn, in March 1837, paying the substantial sum of £80 a year in rent. His newfound wealth – having previously lived in down-at-heel Somers Town as a child – was owing to the sensational success of his first novel, The Pickwick Papers, the first instalment of which had appeared a year earlier in March 1836....While living at Doughty Street, Dickens completed The Pickwick Papers (1837-38), wrote two new works – Oliver Twist (1837–38) and Nicholas Nickleby (1838–39) – and made a start on Barnaby Rudge (1841). He also forged friendships with several important figures in the arts, including the actor William Charles Macready and Thomas Carlyle, and secured election to both the
<i>Boz</i> (Charles Dickens) image. Click for full size.
Drawing by D. Lawrence, Lithograph by Eliphalet Brown (image courtesy of the Library of Congress), 1839
3. Boz (Charles Dickens)
Garrick and Athenaeum clubs....Two daughters – Mary (1838–96) and Kate (1839–1929) – were born to Charles and Catherine Dickens in Doughty Street, and the favourable sales of Nickleby enabled him to move his growing family in December 1839 to a larger house – 1 Devonshire Terrace, Marylebone High Street...." (Submitted on December 22, 2017.) 

3. Welcome to 48 Doughty Street, the London home of Charles Dickens (Charles Dickens Museum). (Submitted on December 22, 2017.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 22, 2017. It was originally submitted on December 22, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 131 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 22, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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