You weren't the world's most upstanding citizen, but you wrote some mighty fine stories.
Thank you for letting us peek in to the craze filled minds of the Miss Havishams and Fagins.
Thank you for letting us grow up with the Pips, Olivers and Davids.
Thank you for letting us fall in love with Esthers and Dr Woodcourts.
But most of all, Thank you for showing us that it's never too late in life to turn a new leaf like the Ebenezers.
Happy Birthday, Mr Dickens. Happy Birthday.