Google Doodle: Charles Dicken's 200th Birthday

Today's Google Doodle is for Charles Dicken's 200th birhtday.

Charles Dickens was an English novelist known for his novels A Christmas Carol, A Tale of Two Cities, Great Expectations, and a whole lot more listed here in Wikepedia's Charles Dickens bibliography. Several of his works have been made into TV series and movies. 

He was born on February 7, 1812 in England. A day after having suffered a stroke, Charles Dickens passed away on June 9, 1870. He was 58 years old. 

Despite his request of being buried in a private manner, he was buried in Poet's Corner of Westminster Abbey. It was said that Charles Dickens' last words, as reported in his obituary were:

"Be natural my children. For the writer that is natural has fulfilled all the rules of art."

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