Lived 1812 - 1870
During his lifetime, Dickens was viewed as a popular entertainer of fecund imagination, while later critics championed his mastery of prose, his endless invention of memorable characters and his powerful social sensibilities.
The popularity of his novels and short stories during his lifetime and to the present is demonstrated by the fact that none has ever gone out of print.
The Life of our Lord(32 pages)
Charles Dickens wrote this delightful little book in 1849 for his most private and personal readership – his own children. We can see in it his own thoughts on the Christian Religion distilled, not only for the benefit of young readers but almost, one feels, to repeat to himself his belief in the Good News of God.