Charles Dickens was born February 7, 1812, in Portsmouth England, and died June 9, 1870. He was the most popular author in the Victorian Era, and many of his books are still extremely well-liked. Some of his most successful works include David Copperfield, A Tale of Two Cities, A Christmas Carol and Oliver Twist.Some other books written by Charles Dickens Include:
· Nicholas Nickleby
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· Hard Times
· Pickwick Papers
· Great Expectations
· Our Mutual Friend


Many of the things Charles Dickens wrote about came from his real life. When Charles was twelve, his father was sent to prison, and Charles had to go to work at a factory. There he gained an understanding of the plights of the poor.

Some of Charles Dickens' most famous quotes include:

· ‘“A loving heart is the truest wisdom.”

· “Reflect on your present blessings, of which every man has many; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.”

· “Minds, like bodies, will often fall into a pimpled, ill-conditioned state from mere excess of comfort.”

Primary
Charles Dickens - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia." Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. N.p., n.d. Web. 3 Feb. 2011. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Dickens>.
"Charles Dickens Fast Facts." Charles Dickens Page. N.p., n.d. Web. 3 Feb. 2011. <charlesdickenspage.com/fast-facts.html >.
Tertiary
"Charles Dickens quotes." Think Exist. N.p., n.d. Web. 3 Feb. 2011. <http://thinkexist.com/quotes/charles_dickens/>.
"Famous Quotes by Charles Dickens." Famous Quotes. N.p., n.d. Web. 3 Feb. 2011. <http://www.famousquotes.me.uk/dickens_charles/>.

Links
http://www.online-literature.com/dickens/twocities/ - A Tale Of Two Cities read Online
http://www.english.uwosh.edu/roth/VictorianEngland.htm - Victorian England
http://history-world.org/Industrial%20Intro.htm - Industrial Revolution
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1067106/ - A Christmas Carol movie

Modern Link
http://www.veganpeace.com/sweatshops/sweatshops_and_child_labor.htm - Sweatshops, related to a lot of Charles Dickens subject matter, like Oliver Twist.

Reviews:
Rudy: Your entry was very thorough with regard to the numerous books written by Dickens. I made a few grammatical changes, such as adding an apostrophe in "Dickens' most famous quotes." You also used the word "popular" a great deal, so I substituted some synonyms. The most important thing that I would suggest adding would be a little more information about Dickens himself. I liked your extensive list of his books and quotes, but would like a little bit more about who he really was and, his personal information. Finally, you could change some of the URLs under the "Links" category to hyperlinks in order to make it easier to navigate to the page. However, I enjoyed the quotes from Dickens that you have on the page. They were very interesting, and gave a great deal of insight into Dickens' views and mental state.

Devlin: A good article that covers the basic information well. Some phrases could be remade and shortened such as your second paragraph and expanding on some of the influences that affected Dickens could help. I like your modern connection though, it's great and is still prevalent today. In conclusion, add a bit more about Dickens and his influences for writing and on writing. Some of your links aren't hyper-linked and need to be redone. Perhaps organize the links a but better, but other then that it seems good. It was interesting and held my interest, so I now know a bit more about Dickens but I don't really feel like I can actually talk about him.