The Life & Work of Charles Dickens
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 Mystery of Edwin Drood
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.
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.
Quotes from the Work of Charles Dickens
I saw that everything within my view which ought to be white, had been white long ago, and had lost its lustre and was faded and yellow. I saw that the bride within the bridal dress had withered like the dress, and like the flowers, and had no brightness left but the brightness of her sunken eyes. ~ Great Expectations