Turn into the streets [on a Sunday] and mark the rigid gloom that reigns over everything around.
The engraving shows Dickens's empty chair in his study at Gads Hill Place. After his father went to prison his mom did not have enough cash to keep him in school so at twelve years old he began working in an industrial facility Warren 's Blacking Factory Although Pip is a mere six years old, he is constantly forced to work in order to help his sister and her husband, Joe, retain a steady income.
Through the epiphanies of many characters in this novel, Dickens shows their realization of this fact and how they plan to pursue their goals from there on. This time in history also was a key element in his famous work. His parents were John and Elizabeth Dickens. To pay for his board and to help his family, Dickens was forced to leave school and work ten-hour days at Warren's Blacking Warehouse, on Hungerford Stairs, near the present Charing Cross railway stationwhere he earned six shillings a week pasting labels on pots of boot blacking.
The counting-house was on the first floor, looking over the coal-barges and the river. On 8 JuneDickens suffered another stroke at his home after a full day's work on Edwin Drood.
His father continued to be in and out of prison, which forced him, and his siblings to live in lodging houses with other unwanted children He went on a five-month lecture tour of the United States. From he worked as a shorthand reporter in the courts and afterwards as a parliamentary and newspaper reporter.