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The Google doodles that appears on the homepage of the search website today is for the celebration of the 200th birthday of Charles Dickens, the greatest English novelist. He belongs to the Victorian era and has given many famous novels. He has created memorable characters like David Copperfield and Ebenezer Scrooge.
The doodle represents a Victorian feel that is completely unrelated to the usual search results and as it is about Dickens, it redirects the visitors to the Google Books results that displays the novels written by him.
The characters that are in the doodle are that of Pip, Bob Cratchit and Ebenezer Scrooge. Charles Dickens was born in Portsmouth, Hampshire, England on February 7th 1812. He was a strong influential force of the English literature in the 19th century.
His creations include the classics like Our Mutual Friend, The Adventures of Oliver Twist, Great Expectations, A Tale of Two Cities, Bleak House, David Copperfield and A Christmas Carol.
He has worked as a clerk initially and then has as shorthand reporter in court, newspaper reporter and he wanted to become an actor but he became a writer at end. He expired suddenly due to stroke on June 9th 1870.
Google has posted 260 doodles totally in 2011 which is nominally higher than that of 2010 which was 258. It also creates country specific home pages for certain occasions. In December 2011, the company announced the Doodle website that has all the doodles right from the first one created in 1998.