Charles Dickens

{{Infobox Author= Charles Dickens
= Dickens.gif
= English novelist
= February 7, 1812
= Portsmouth, Hampshire, England
= June 9, 1870
= Higham, Kent, England
= Novelist, short story writer, social commentator
= England
= Drama
= 0002042

'''Charles Dickens''' was a British author best known for his novels.  He lived and wrote in the 19th century, a time when many novels were released serially in magazines.  Readers would have to wait for the next issue of a magazine to receive the next chapter in the story.

==''Lost'' references to Dickens==
In the Official Lost Podcast transcript/November 06, 2006, executive producers Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse confirmed that they are both Dickens' "aficionados".  They state they admire Dickens' ability to tell sprawling, character-driven stories and refer to him as a "master of coincidence".

* ''Our Mutual Friend'' (the book that Desmond brings on board the ''Sailboat ("Elizabeth")'') is written by Charles Dickens.  Desmond said that he had read everything that Dickens had written, and was saving the novel ''Our Mutual Friend'' to be the last thing that he ever read.   Similarly, American novelist John Irving is an avid fan of Dickens and claims to have read every one of Dickens's works multiple times, except for ''Our Mutual Friend'', of which he has a copy placed in every one of his homes so that he has something to look forward to should he become severely ill.
* The title of the Season 3 premiere, {{ep}}, is also the title of a novel by Charles Dickens.
*Naomi's family name, Dorrit, was revealed in the Official Lost Podcast/April 30, 2007. Carlton Cuse called it "A very Dickensian name."  ''Little Dorrit'' is a serial novel by Dickens originally published between 1855 and 1857; Amy Dorrit is its protaganist.
* After the Southfield's auction of the Black Rock ledger|''Black Rock'' ledger, an item that had belonged to Charles Dickens at the time of his death was placed up for bid as the next item, lot #2342. {{crossref}}
* In the Season 5 premiere, {{ep}}, Sawyer calls himself "the Ghost of Christmas Future," a reference to one of the spirits who visits Ebenezer Scrooge in ''wikipediaA Christmas Carol'' by Charles Dickens.
*In Dickens' novel ''Bleak House'', a surgeon named Mr. Woodcourt survives a shipwreck in the East Indes, and is described afterward as a brave hero who led the survivors, tended to the sick and injured, buried the dead, and finally brought the survivors home. (Chapter XXXVI)


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