Charles Dickens (1812–1870) is considered a literary genius and one of the greatest writers of the Victorian era. He is known for creating many memorable characters in his books, which were very popular in his lifetime. Some of his best-known works are The Pickwick Papers, David Copperfield, Oliver Twist, Great Expectations and A Tale of Two Cities. He also a strong campaigner for education, social reforms and the rights of children. His grave can be seen at the Poets’ Corner in Westminster Abbey.