Arkalyk State Pedagogical Institute named after Y. Altynsarin

Charles Dickens - the pride of national English culture

Charles Dickens - the pride of national English culture

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On March 14, 2019, in the reading room of foreign literature of the IBK Arkalyk State Pedagogical Institute named after I. Altynsarin, a thematic review was held for students of 1-3 courses devoted to the English writer and novelist Charles John Dickens (1812 - 1870). The review was conducted by the librarian Gulzhazir Alibekov. The purpose of the event to attract the attention of students to the reading of the works of Charles Dickens.

Students of the 3rd course of the Faculty of Philology Sholpan анsan, Madina Қarshyғa, Aizhan Zholaushybay told the audience about the biography and work of the English writer.
     The most popular writer during his lifetime, he still has a reputation as a classic of world literature, one of the greatest prose writers of the nineteenth century. English novelist, who reflected in his work the harsh living conditions of poor people in the first half of the XIX century. After his father’s arrest for debt, 12-year-old Charles worked for a while in a shoe factory. He was a clerk in a law office, and in 1831 he became a reporter, covering parliamentary news for the Morning Crown. Charles married Catherine Thomson Hogarth, Catherine was a faithful wife and bore him 10 children: 7 sons and 3 daughters. Five years later, he began publishing a monthly series, The Death Pieces of the Pickwick Club, which he conceived as an entertaining tale, but they became so popular that they were subsequently released as a separate book. This success created the name of Dickens and led to the emergence of new novels: "The Adventures of Oliver Twist", "The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby", "The Shop of Antiquities", "Christmas Stories". As a publicist, opposed the slavery of American blacks and for improving the living conditions of the poor. Made a tedious tour with literary readings on the United States, probably undermined his health. Late novels include “Tough times”, “Great expectations” and “Cold house”. He died of a stroke in 1870, working on the "Secret Edwin Drood."

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