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Google Doodle celebrates Charles Dickens' birthday

social media Updated: Feb 07, 2012 12:41 IST


Google has rolled out a Google doodle to mark the 200th birth anniversary of English novelist Charles Dickens. The innovative doodle showcases popular characters from his novels such as Ebenezer Scrooge from The Christmas Carol and Pip from great Expectations.

Known as one of most popular novelist of the Victorian period, Dickens' bibliography boats of classics such as A Tale of Two Cities , The Old Curiosity Shop, Oliver Twist and Hard Times.

Unlike many of his contemporaries Dickens steered clear of the high society life of the Victorian era and preferred to highlight the miserable lives of the poor and the disadvantaged during the industrial age.

Google follows the tradition of honoring popular artists in its doodles. Last year the search giants paid a tribute to author and writers such as Jules Verne and Roger Hargreaves.