Happy 200th Birthday, Charles Dickens!
As part of the celebration, England’s Royal Mail is releasing stamps to commemorate the author.
Says Philip Parker, a Royal Mail spokesperson, “Charles Dickens was one of the truly great British novelists, a man born into poor circumstances who went on to change the world in which he lived thanks not just to his novels, but his campaigning journalism and philanthropy.”
Image: A Nicholas Nickleby stamp with an illustration by Hablot Knight Browne. Nickleby was Dickens’ third novel, appearing as a serial from 1838 through 1839.