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Google doodles Charles Dickens' 200th birthday

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Updated: February 7, 2012, 9:21 AM IST
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Google doodles Charles Dickens' 200th birthday
The British author created unforgettable characters such as Ebenezer Scrooge and David Copperfield.

New Delhi: The Google doodle commemorating the 200th birth anniversary of the greatest English novelist of the Victorian era features famous characters from Charles Dickens' novels.

The British author created unforgettable characters such as Ebenezer Scrooge and David Copperfield.

The doodle with a Victorian feel does not link to the usual Google search engine results but since it's about Dickens it instead directs users to the Google Books results page for Charles Dickens.

Among the characters shown on the doodle are Ebenezer Scrooge, Bob Cratchit and Pip.

Charles Dickens was born on February 7, 1812 in Portsmouth, Hampshire, England. He was one of the most influential forces of 19th century English literature and his works include classics such as A Christmas Carol, David Copperfield, Bleak House, A Tale of Two Cities, Great Expectations, The Adventures of Oliver Twist and Our Mutual Friend.

He worked as a clerk, a shorthand reporter in the court, a newspaper reporter, wanted to be an actor and finally became a writer. He died suddenly of a stroke on June 9, 1870.

Google posted 260 doodles in 2011. This figure is only nominally higher than the 258 doodles that Google put up on its home page in 2010. Some of the doodles were limited to Google's country specific home pages while others appeared globally.

Google recently announced the revamp of its Doodle site (www.google.com/doodles) which houses all Google doodles since the very first back in 1998.

First Published: February 7, 2012, 9:21 AM IST
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