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Charles Dickens Dining Room

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Charles Dickens Dining Room

The Dining Room is located on the ground floor of Charles Dicken home. It’s ideal position in the house, and grand architecture of the house was ideal for launching Dickens socially. This elegant room played a vital role as the rising authour enjoyed his first flush of success. Dickens entertained many leading and influential Victorian figures in this room.

In 1836, after a one-year engagement, Dickens married Catherine Thomson Hogarth (1816–1879), the daughter of George Hogarth, editor of the Evening Chronicle. The family set up home in Bloomsbury in this house, on which Dickens had a three-year lease at £80 a year, from 1837 – 1839.

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Charles Dickens (1812 – 1870) was a famous and influential English writer and social critic. He created some of the world’s best-known fictional characters and is regarded as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era. His works enjoyed popularity during his lifetime, and by the 20th-century scholars had recognised him as a literary genius. Despite his lack of formal education, he wrote 15 novels, five novellas, hundreds of short stories and non-fiction articles. Dickens popularity was supported by lectures and performed readings, he was an untiring letter writer, and campaigned vigorously for children’s rights, education, and other social reforms.

Charles Dickens Dining Room

  • Title:                  Charles Dickens Dining Room
  • Location:           48 Doughty Street in Holborn, London
  • Quotes:              Charles Dickens Quotes
  • Museum:           Charles Dickens Museum

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“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” Charles Dickens

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