Charles Dickens, author
Feb. 7, 1812-June 9, 1870
Charles Dickens: The Man Who Had Great Expectations by Diane Stanley (HarperCollins, 1993)
Fans of A Christmas Carol will be especially interested in this biography of Dickens, who rose above his troubled childhood but never forgot it.
The New York Public Library hosts an online seminar by Kenneth Benson called Charles Dickens: The Life of the Author in six sessions.