The Life & Work of Charles Dickens

List of Books, Novels and Short Stories by Charles Dickens

Wondering what books Dickens wrote? He wrote 15 novels. He also wrote short stories, essays, articles and novellas. Here's a list of all Dickens's novels as well as a partial listing of other items that he wrote.

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Illustration by Fred Bernard of young Charles Dickens at work in a shoe-blacking factory. (from the 1892 edition of Forster's Life of Dickens)

The Childhood of Charles Dickens

Life was not easy for young Charles Dickens. Learn about his childhood, his dreams of being a gentleman as well as tales of Captain Murderer!

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Daily Dose of Dickens

Don't miss your daily dose! Visit the Daily Dose of Dickens every day for a new quote by Charles Dickens.

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Charles Dickens Quiz - Opening Lines to the Novels of Charles Dickens

We added a game for the Dickens aficionado! Here you’ll find the first lines of ten of Dickens’s works. You’re given three choices for each of the starting lines. It’s fun, but it’s challenging!

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Charles Dickens Timeline

Charles Dickens was born on February 7th in 1812 and died in 1870. View a timeline of noteworthy events and facts, both professional and personal, in his life.

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Placing a value on old books

Placing a Value on Old Books

What would you do if you were cleaning the attic and found an old volume of Oliver Twist or Great Expectations? You'd probably wonder how much it was worth! Here are some resources that can help.

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Charles John Huffman Dickens was born in England in the year 1812. He wrote classic novels of the Victorian era like Great Expectations, David Copperfield, Oliver Twist and A Christmas Carol.

Dickens also had an interesting private life. He grew up poor, he almost became an actor and he had an unhappy marriage.

This site features articles about the life and work of Charles Dickens. It’s also home to a collection of over 800 sourced Dickens quotations. Don’t miss the Daily Dose of Dickens, a daily quote from the work of Dickens.