Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens

by Anita Croy

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Overview

Charles Dickens often wrote about the social problems of 19th-century England, such as child labor, poverty, and crime. By shedding a light on these issues through popular works of literature, he helped create change. Readers explore this connection between history, social issues, and literature as they examine the details of Dickens's life and literary career through engaging main text, fact-filled sidebars, graphic organizers, and historical images. Readers are also given a close look at one of Dickens's most famous works, Oliver Twist. They are encouraged to think critically about how his words may have changed the world.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781534565876
Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing
Publication date: 08/15/2019
Series: Writers Who Changed the World
Pages: 64
Sales rank: 765,154
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range: 12 - 15 Years

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Charles Dickens: Biography 4

Chapter 2 Victorian Britain: Background 12

Chapter 3 Oliver Twist: Masterwork 22

Chapter 4 Oliver Twist: Key Themes 32

Chapter 5 Stirring Reform: Effecting Change 42

Chapter 6 Dickens's Legacy: Aftermath 52

Glossary 62

For More Information 63

Index 64

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