MNA Feature Desk: On this day in 1870, great Victorian novelist and social campaigner Charles Dickens died. A celebrity even in his day, the nation mourned at news of his death and he was buried amid great ceremony in Poet’s Corner in Westminster Abbey.
Today marks not only the 148th anniversary of Dickens’s death, but also the 153th anniversary of the tragic Staplehurst rail crash in which Dickens was involved.
Charles Dickens is one the most read English authors of all times. He is famously known for his works- A Tale of Two Cities, Great Expectations, Hard Times, Davis Copperfield etc. He visualized some of the iconic novel characters who continue to inspire the imagination of the authors today.
He was born on February 7, 1812, in Landport, Portsmouth, UK.