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By Donna Dailey

This sequence examines authors of the preferred kid's books. It permits readers to find new works by way of a few of their favorite authors, whereas delivering readers a extra absolutely constructed heritage of the writer, his lifestyles and works. a while 13+.

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Another daughter, Kate Macready Dickens, was born on October 29, 1839. The Doughty Street house was now too small for the growing family and did not reflect Dickens’s professional prestige. He took a twelve-year lease on a grand new house at 1 Devonshire Terrace, near Regent’s Park, and furnished it with plush carpets, marble mantelpieces, mahogany doors, and fine furniture. He paid particular attention to his library. Always sensitive to criticism, he responded to snipes about his “Cockney ignorance” by creating an extensive library that would impress visitors with his literary taste.

Throughout his life, Dickens would hold the same irreverence for politics that he felt for the law. The young reporter plunged into his work with passion, traveling by night coaches, writing as he bounced along, driving himself to be first with the latest news. The hours were long, but Charles was earning good money. He moved to lodgings off the Strand to be near his work on Fleet Street. When he was given more STARTING OUT responsibilities at the Mirror of Parliament, he resigned from the True Sun.

Dickens’s second child, a daughter named Mary, was born in March 1838. The first chapter of Nicholas Nickleby came out a month later. It was a tremendous success and sold 50,000 copies. Shortly after, Dickens made his first rail journey, by steam train, from Manchester on the newly built railroad line into London. He wanted to be there in person for the publication of Oliver Twist in book form, a three-volume edition, which was typical of the time. Although few people did not know by now that “Boz” was Charles Dickens, it was the first time that the author’s real name appeared on the title page.

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