Education: : Approx. one year at William Giles' school in
Chatham, Kent (age 9-11); nearly three years Wellington House Academy in London (age 13-15); beyond this, largely self-educated.
Dickens' family had a debt problem plus his father
has been arrested because he could not payoff the debt. His mother was left to take care of everything as being one of the
older boy in the family charles had to take his father's position until he was relese from jail. So Dickens got a job at Warren's
Blacking Factory were they payed him 6 shilling a week wrapping shoe- black bottles. Six mothes after being arrested
John one of his family members has died and left him a part of the will money which helped payoff all the debt, release John
from jail and the rest of the money was used to pay Charles school. At the age of 15 Charles left school and found
work as a office boy. At the age of 16 Charles found work as a court repoter. Then he join these newspaper called "Mirror
Original source: Duyckinick, Evert A. Portrait Gallery
of Eminent Men and Women in Europe and America. New York: Johnson, Wilson & Company, 1873.