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Written by Katherine Fahey, Director, and Michele Fish,
Associate Director, Student Disability Services, Center for
Learning and Teaching, Cornell University
CHARLES DICKENS
Charles Dickens, English novelist and short story
writer of the 19th century, is known to have had
epilepsy and clinical depression. Some of his
famous books and serials include A Christmas
Carol, The Adventures of Oliver Twist, A Tale of
Two Cities, Great Expectations, and David
Copperfield. Through some of his characters,
Dickens recorded his observations of epileptic
seizures and their consequences. He realistically
described the seizures experienced by three of his
main characters: Monks, Guster, and Bradley
Headstone.