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Francis Jeffrey Dickens

Inspector Francis J. Dickens

Learn about Inspector Francis J. Dickens, the son of Charles Dickens who joined the Canadian Mounted Police.

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Charles Dickens Quiz

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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Bill Sikes, illustration by Fred Barnard

Who's Who in Oliver Twist

This list of characters from Oliver Twist is presented in alphabetical order. The list includes the Artful Dodger, Mr. Sowerberry, Nancy, Bill Sikes and more.

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Drood

Drood

This work of historical fiction begins with the Staplehurst railway accident. Dickens had a brush with death on that day. Dan Simmons paints a horrific picture of the accident. Then he adds a little something to the mix. That something is named Drood.

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The Pickwick Papers

The Pickwick Papers

Dickens works a very serious subject into comedic Pickwick Papers, that of the injustice of the justice system. Dickens had a firsthand look at the legal system when he worked as a law clerk. Sadly, he didn't like what he saw.

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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 one of the largest collection of Dickens quotations on the web as well as the Daily Dose of Dickens, a daily quote from the work of Dickens.