Charles John Huffam Dickens was born in the year 1812 in Portsmouth, England. He was a social critic and English writer. He is widely read today for his mystery novels and short stories. Dickens was admired as a popular entertainer and a writer of fecund imagination during his lifetime, but critics later hailed him for mastery of prose, his creation of countless memorable characters, and his powerful social sensibility. Let's test your knowledge regarding how much you know about Charles John Huffam Dickens.