The Life & Work of Charles Dickens

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.

The Work of Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens wrote fifteen novels. He also wrote short stories, essays, articles and novellas. You can learn more about his novels, his pen name (Boz) and get some pointers in case you think you may have a valuable copy of one of Dickens’s works in the work section of this site.

Featured Novel – The Pickwick Papers

The Pickwick Papers

The Pickwick Papers

Dickens worked a very serious subject into the 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.

A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol, arguably the most popular piece of fiction that Dickens ever wrote, was published in 1843. We’ve got a special page devoted to A Christmas Carol.  Once there you can learn about the novel, ask Scrooge a question, test your knowledge of the novella and more.

Ask Scrooge a Yes or No Question

Ask Scrooge a Yes or No Question

Are you mulling over a yes or no question? Then you've come to the right place. Ebenezer Scrooge is here to help! Enter your question and see what Scrooge says.

The Life of Charles Dickens

See our list of articles on the life of Charles Dickens. Read a biography or view a timeline of his life. Learn about his first love and his marriage. Discover how Charles Dickens had a brush with death in a railway accident in 1865.

Gad's Hill Place

Gad's Hill Place

In 1821, when Dickens was 9, he and his father took a walk through Kent. They passed a house called Gad's Hill Place. Young Charles was very impressed. Thirty-five years later Dickens bought the house that he admired as a child.

Quotes from the Work of Charles Dickens

This site is home to a collection of over 800 sourced Dickens quotations. They’re sorted by source and topic.  Don’t miss the Daily Dose of Dickens, a daily quote from the work of Dickens.

Featured Quote Topic: Quotes about Food and Drink from Charles Dickens

“There is no such passion in human nature, as the passion for gravy among commercial gentlemen.” ~ Martin Chuzzlewit

More Quotes about Food and Drink

Quotes about Food and Drink