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Charles Dickens was born on February 7, 1812, in Portsea. At the age of twelve, Charles Dickens experienced what was the key event of his life. His father was put into prison, young Charles was taken out of school and put to work in a warehouse in London. At the age of fifteen Dickens began working as an office boy for a law firm. By 1828 he became a reporter for the lay courts of Doctors' Common. By the age of twenty, Dickens was one of the best Parliamentary reporters in England. During this same period Dickens' interest began to change from journalism to literature. And he published a large amount of works. He died suddenly in 1870 from stroke at the age of fifty-eight.
查尔斯·狄更斯于1812年2月7日出生于波特西。 12岁那年，查尔斯·狄更斯经历了他一生中极为重要的一件事。他的父亲入狱，使他被迫辍学，被安排到伦敦一家货仓工作。他15岁时开始为一家法律事务所做勤杂工作。到1828年，他成为Doctors' Common非正式法庭的记者。到了20岁，狄更斯成为全英格兰最杰出的议会记者之一。在同一时期，狄更斯的兴趣开始从新闻写作转向文学。他的作品众多。1870年他58岁时突然中风而死。