June 9 1870 – Author Charles Dickens Dies

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June 9 1870 – Author Charles Dickens DiesRate this post The world lost a literary stalwart and a social critic on June 9, 1870, when Charles Dickens passed away after suffering a stroke at his Kent residence. Newspapers considered the loss of a “great and genial novelist” as nothing less than a “personal bereavement.” Dickens’ ‘consummate’ skill and ‘very original’ genius’ made him the one of the most quoted and celebrated writers in English after Shakespeare. The world remembers him as the creator of the Artful Dodger in ‘Oliver Twist’, Ebenezer Scrooge of ‘A Christmas Carol’, and Sam Weller of ‘The Pickwick Papers.’ His body of work is widely referred […]