Happy Birthday Charles Dickens Posted on Thursday, February 7th, 2013 at 12:07 pm. PT Written by Jim Dalrymple Respect. http://twitter.com/Moeskido Moeskido A very interesting man and interesting writer. I imagine a lot of Americans grow up resenting him, after having been assigned one or more of his books in school. It’s easy to overlook how wonderful his stories were, despite the fact that he was essentially paid by the word.