One hundred thirty-eight years ago today (that's June 9, 1870 for those of you who are as bad at math as I am), literary great Charles Dickens died. During his lifetime, he authored such works as David Copperfield, A Christmas Carol, A Tale of Two Cities, and Oliver Twist. Everyone has heard of Charles Dickens, and most have read--or seen a movie based on--one of his works.
To learn more about Charles Dickens, his life, and his writing, check out this article at Britannica Online. It's packed with information. Of course, one the best ways to learn about Dickens' writing is to run down to your local library and check out one of his books. Who knows? He may become your new favorite author.