Charles Dickens was born this day in 1812 in Portsmouth.
He had a very popular public performance career doing readings of his work around England and in the USA,
and continues to generate a lot of foot traffic at his burial spot in Poets Corner in Westminster Abbey
Dickens was just a handful of years older than Marx and Engels and he grew up in the same environment, witnessing the gulf between the classes in English society, but Dickens used fiction to shine a light on it rather than theory
Who are your favorites in Poets Corner?