|Charles Dickens was only 31 when he wrote it|
Ironically, most of the diners were very wealthy men, who made fortunes in the City of London. Dickens wrote a contemptuous letter to his friend Douglas Jerrold describing them as “sleek, slobbering, bow-paunched, overfed, apoplectic, snorting cattle.”
He wanted to write something that would strike ‘a sledgehammer blow’ on behalf of poor children.
|My karma?! Ghosts told me to watch out|
He was “stricken” by reading the 1843 parliamentary report on Britain’s child laborers, written by pioneering doctor Thomas Southwood Smith and intended to write a pamphlet titled “An Appeal to the People of England,” on Behalf of the Poor Man’s Child, “with my name attached, of course.”
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