“Reflect upon your present blessings—of which every man has many—not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.”
Charles Dickens (1812–1870) is regarded by many as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era and one of the most important writers of the 19th century. In addition to short stories, Dickens wrote 15 novels, all of which are considered literary classics. The most popular include Great Expectations, A Tale of Two Cities, and Oliver Twist. His incredibly famous story, A Christmas Carol, is one of the most beloved Christmas classics of all time. It has been adapted into at least 20 films and innumerable theatre performances. Exploring the timeless themes of sacrifice, perseverance, suffering, and love, Dickens’ unforgettable works will continue to stir hearts and spark conversations for years to come.