Discover the life of Charles Dickens (1812-1870) with the next in the Who Was? series. Dickens is considered to be one of the greatest writers of the Victorian era, penning beloved novels like, David Copperfield and Oliver Twist, creating realistic stories surrounding the working class in London. Readers will discover that Dickens knew very well how many of his characters may have felt since he spent his childhood working in a shoe-polish factory trying to cover some of his father's debts. Recommended for ages 8 to 12.