Charles Dickens

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Charles Dickens

Dickens, Charles John Huffam (1812-1870), probably the best-known and, to many people, the greatest English novelist of the 19th century. A moralist, satirist, and social reformer, Dickens crafted complex plots and striking characters that capture the panorama of English society.

Dickens's Novels criticize the injustices of his time, especially the brutal treatment of the poor in a society sharply divided by differences of wealth. But he presents this criticism through the lives of characters that seem to live and breathe. Paradoxically, they often do so by being flamboyantly larger than life: The 20th-century poet and critic T. S. Eliot wrote, "Dickens's characters are real because there is no one like them." Yet though these characters range through the sentimental, grotesque, and humorous, few authors match Dickens's psychological realism and depth....

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Charles Dickens Novels

The Pickwick Papers 1837
Oliver Twist 1838
The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby 1839
The Old Curiosity Shop 1841
Barnaby Rudge A Tale of the Riots of 'Eighty 1841
Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit 1844
Dombey and Son 1848
David Copperfield 1850
Bleak House 1853
Hard Times 1854
Little Dorrit 1857
A Tale of Two Cities 1859
Great Expectations 1861
Our Mutual Friend 1865
The Mystery of Edwin Drood unfinished; 1870

Charles Dickens Short Stories

A Message From the Sea
Doctor Marigold
George Silverman's Explanation
Going Into Society
Holiday Romance
Hunted Down
Mrs Lirriper's Legacy
Mrs Lirriper's Lodgings
Mugby Junction
Somebody's Luggage
Some Short Christmas Stories
Sunday Under Three Heads
The Haunted Man and the Ghost's Bargain
The Holly Tree Three Branches
The Lamplighter
The Perils of Certain English Prisoners
The Seven Poor Travellers
The Wreck of the Golden Mary
Tom Tiddler's Ground

Other books and works by Charles Dickens

A Child's History of England
A Christmas Carol
A House to Let
American Notes for General Circulation
Master Humphrey's Clock
Miscellaneous Papers
Mudfog and Other Sketches
No Thoroughfare
Pictures from Italy
Reprinted Pieces
Sketches by Boz
Sketches of Young Couples
Sketches of Young Gentlemen
Speeches: Literary And Social by Charles Dickens
The Battle of Life
The Chimes
The Cricket on the Hearth
The Lazy Tour of Two Idle Apprentices
The Uncommercial Traveller
Three Ghost Stories: The Haunted House
Three Ghost Stories: The Signal Man
Three Ghost Stories: The Trial For Murder
To be Read at Dusk

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