Charles Dickens was born in Portsmouth in 1812. He is considered the greatest exponent of the nineteenth-century realist novel in England. In one of the first jobs he carried out, he learned about the harsh living conditions of the humblest classes, to whose denunciation he dedicated a large part of his work.
Journalist, playwright, novelist, Dickens knew how to masterfully handle the narrative genre, humor, the tragic feeling of life, irony, with sharp social criticism, as well as descriptions of people and places, both real and imaginary.

Among his most outstanding works we find titles such as Oliver Twist (1837-1839), Christmas Song (1843), David Copperfield (1849-1850) or this Tale of Two Cities (1859).

Dickens died in June 1870 in the city of Kent.