Charles Dickens

The greatest English novelist of the Victorian era

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Charles John Huffam Dickens (7 February 1812 – 9 June 1870) was an English writer and social critic. He created some of the world's best-known fictional characters and is regarded by many as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era. His works enjoyed unprecedented popularity during his lifetime and, by the 20th century, critics and scholars had recognised him as a literary genius. His novels and short stories are still widely read today.

Born in Portsmouth, Dickens left school to work in a factory when his father was incarcerated in a debtors' prison. Despite his lack of formal education, he edited a weekly journal for 20 years, wrote 15 novels, five novellas, hundreds of short stories and non-fiction articles, lectured and performed readings extensively, was an indefatigable letter writer, and campaigned vigorously for children's rights, education, and other social reforms. [Wikipedia]

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A Christmas Carol: A Ghost Story of Christmas

A Christmas Carol

A Ghost Story of Christmas

The Floating Press (2009)

Dickens wrote A Christmas Carol under financial duress, but it became one of his most popular and...

Dombey and Son

Dombey and Son (2nd ed.)

Charles Dickens, Alan Horsman and 1 more...
OUP Oxford (2008)

This new edition contains Dickens's prefaces, working plans, and all the original illustrations. It...

Hard Times
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group (2012)

Dickens's widely read satirical account of the Industrial Revolution. Dickens creates the...

Hard Times: For These Times

Hard Times

For These Times

The Floating Press (2009)

First published in 1854, Hard Times is a profoundly moving, articulate and searing indictment of the...

Little Dorrit
Penguin Books Ltd (2012)

The Penguin English Library Edition of Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens 'You talk very easily...

Great Expectations
The Floating Press (2008)

Pip is content with his simple life until a bitter gentlewoman employs him as a sometime companion...

A Tale of Two Cities
The Floating Press (2008)

A Tale of Two Cities is shorter and more compact than many of Dickens' novels and also more...

David Copperfield
The Floating Press (2008)

David Copperfield is considered to be Charles Dickens's most autobiographical novel. He said of...

A Christmas Carol
Amigo Reader (2010)

Everyone is familiar with this classic Christmas story. Ebenezer Scrooge is a miserly, unpleasant...

A Tale of Two Cities
Electric Book Company (1998)

Charles Dicken’s tale of sacrifice and bravery is set during the 1789 Revolution, when the sound of...