One of the first superstars of literature, the young Dickens lived the life of one of his characters--a tragic, deprived boyhood. With his father confined to debtors' prison, Charles spent a year as a child laborer. Find out how his early pain fueled the ambition of this prolific social writer of Victorian England.
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