DiscoverEnglish Learning for Curious Minds#270 | The Inimitable Charles Dickens
#270 | The Inimitable Charles Dickens

#270 | The Inimitable Charles Dickens

Update: 2022-06-095
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He was the Victorian era's most famous social writer, and his novels were loved by everyone from Queen Victoria to street children.

In this episode we'll learn about Charles Dickens shone a light on the injustices of 19th century Britain and invented the modern idea of Christmas.



  • Definition of "inimitable"

  • The early life of Charles Dickens

  • His early experience with grinding poverty

  • Becoming a legal clerk and then reporting on parliamentary debates

  • His talent for writing sketches

  • His first book: The Pickwick Papers

  • The serial publication style of Charles Dickens

  • The private life of Charles Dickens

  • His vast literary output

  • The social activism of Charles Dickens

  • Going on tour in his later years

  • The fame of Charles Dickens

  • His universal appeal

  • Charles Dickens & the modern idea of Christmas

  • The legacy of Charles Dickens

Full transcript, subtitles and key vocabulary available on the website: https://www.leonardoenglish.com/podcasts/charles-dickens


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#270 | The Inimitable Charles Dickens

#270 | The Inimitable Charles Dickens

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