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Charles Dickens sits in this 1861 photo engraved (Credit: AP)

Charles Dickens sits in this 1861 photo engraved by Stodart from a photo by Watkins provided by the New York Library.

Charles Dickens' 200th birthday

Photos related to Charles Dickens in honor of his 200th birthday.

The British author Charles Dickens sits for a
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The British author Charles Dickens sits for a photograph.

Shown at Sotheby's, this portrait of writer Charles
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Shown at Sotheby's, this portrait of writer Charles Dickens by Stephen Humble, was probably painted in the days when the young Dickens was frequenting the stages of London both as an actor and as playwright. (Dec. 4, 1930)

In this photo released by Christie's Images shows
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In this photo released by Christie's Images shows Sir Luke Fildes's (1843-1927) haunting engraving The Empty Chair, Gad's Hill on June 9, 1870, which was published in the Christmas edition of The Graphic in 1870, and which shows Charles Dickens' desk and chair abandoned in his study, lamenting the death of the great author.

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English author Charles Dickens' writing desk and chair
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English author Charles Dickens' writing desk and chair went up for auction at Christie's auction house, in London in 2008 and was sold for around $1 million to an Irish collector. (April 2, 2008)

The new 2011 2- pound sterling coin has
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The new 2011 2- pound sterling coin has on one side an image of Charles Dickens and on the other, the Queen's head, created to celebrate the 200th anniversary of his birth on 7 February 1812. (Nov. 9, 2011)

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An employee works to restore a watchman's box used outside the residence of British author Charles Dickens (1812-1870) at Furnivals Inn as part of the Dickens and London Exhibition at the London Museum in preparation for the 200th anniversary of Dickens on February 7, 2012. (Dec. 7, 2011)

Townsfolk in typical Dickensonian dress are seen during
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Townsfolk in typical Dickensonian dress are seen during an annual 'Dickens' Festival in the small historic town of Bronkhorst in the Netherlands. (Dec. 13, 2008)

Charles Dickens sits in this 1861 photo engraved
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Charles Dickens sits in this 1861 photo engraved by Stodart from a photo by Watkins provided by the New York Library.

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An employee poses with a painting entitled 'Dickens's
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An employee poses with a painting entitled 'Dickens's Dream' by Robert Williams Buss as part of the Dickens and London Exhibition at the London Museum on December 7, 2011 to mark the 200th anniversary of Charles Dickens on Feb. 7, 2012.

Visitors ride a boat through the new 'Dickens
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Visitors ride a boat through the new 'Dickens World', a Charles Dickens-themed amusement park in Chatham Maritime, southern England in which visitors can step back into the urban streets, sounds and smells of 19th century England. (Apr. 18, 2007)

This dilapidated brick building in central London --
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This dilapidated brick building in central London -- a workhouse where the city's destitute labored for rations of gruel -- is where historians believe its neighbor and author Charles Dickens used the building as inspiration for his novel Oliver Twist. (Feb. 24, 2011)

A fireman is seen at Bleak House, in
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A fireman is seen at Bleak House, in Broadstairs, Kent, the former home of novelist Charles Dickens. (Apr. 10, 2006)

In this photo provided by Christie's auction house
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In this photo provided by Christie's auction house is a page from the original manuscript of the "Pickwick Papers," Charles Dickens' first novel, containing a comedic scene between Pickwick's valet, Sam Weller, and a gentleman, John Smauker. (Feb. 27, 2008)

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Bleak House, the one-time home of the Victorian
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Bleak House, the one-time home of the Victorian author Charles Dickens (named for one of his novels) is pictured in Kent in south-east England Bleak House, named for one of Dicken's novels. (Apr. 10, 2006)

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