Charles Dickens’ 200th Birthday Celebrated with Google Doodle

Google paid accolade to the late legendary story writer Charles Dickens on his 200th birth anniversary by garnishing the Google logo with some of the iconic characters from his tales including the likes of Scrooge and Pip.

Dickens' amazing literary works include "A Christmas Carol", "Oliver Twist" and "A Tale of Two Cities" among others. However, his most popular book was perhaps "David Copperfield" which is enriched with his own life story.

Charles was forced to work for long hours at a tender age of 12 after his father was sent to debtor's prison for several months. He translated some of those experiences in his classic "Oliver Twist". By the age of 24 he was an accomplished writer and his first ever novel "The Pickwick Papers" was published in installments in weekly and monthly magazines.

"We hope our Charles Dickens 200th birthday doodle meets your Great Expectations. Cheers to a legendary storyteller," Google tweeted reports PC Mag.

Charles died because of a stroke in June 1870. Charles Dickens museum is located at Doughty Street, London - the place where the author lived from 1837 till 1839 - and it houses over 100,000 items of Dickens including manuscripts, rare editions, paintings, etc.