When his father came out of prison, Charles was sent to school for some time. Soon he got work as a clerk. Then he learned a stenography and became a reporter in Parliament. In 1836 at the age of 24 Charles Dickens published his first book. It was a collection of the stories. The title of a. book was «Sketches by Boz». These were followed by «Pickwick Papers* and «Oliver Twist» and many other famous novels. Charles Dickens is one of the greatest writers of the 19th century. His novels are now translated into most languages of... world.