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Charles Dickens Morning Room

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Charles Dickens Morning Room

Catherine Dickens used this room to manage domestic and household matters. Mrs Dickens spent time with her children, wrote letters and welcomed visitors in this room. Dickens spent much of his time travelling away from home, and they kept in touch with regular written correspondence. Many of their surviving letters demonstrate that their time in this house was a particularly happy time for for the Dickens couple.

One year before they moved into this house, after a one-year engagement, in 1836, Dickens married Catherine Thomson Hogarth (1816–1879). 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 Morning Room

  • Title:                  Charles Dickens Morning 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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Photo Credit: JOM