What are the places associated with Dickens' life?

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pohnpei397 eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Charles Dickens was one of the greatest authors of all time.  His important novels include such titles as David Copperfield, Oliver Twist, and Great Expectations.

Dickens' novels were very much a reflection of (and commentary upon) the time and place in which he lived.  Dickens was born in Portsmouth, England in 1812. In his youth he lived there, in Kent, and in London.  He lived much of his adult life in London but also had an estate in Kent and spent time travelling in the US and Italy.

He died in 1870 in London.

lit24 | Student

Dickens was born in Portsmouth on 7th February 1812 in the county of Hampshire. Later his father was transferred to Chatham in the county of Kent. Next his father was transferred to London in 1822.  In 1856, at the peak of his fame and popularity he purchased Gads Hill Place in Higham,  Kent near the cathedral town of Rochester. Dickens moved into Gads Hill Place in June 1857 and lived there till his death on 9th June 1870.

Dickens enjoyed travelling. In 1842 and and again between 1867-8 he came to America and between 1844-7 he toured Italy and France. Between 1868 and 1869 he traveled all over England, Ireland and Scotland giving many public readings from his novels.