Charles Dickens Bibliography
The bibliography of Charles Dickens includes more than a dozen major novels, a number of short stories and several essays, articles and travel books.
Charles Dickens Bibliography:
Sketches by Boz (1836)
The Pickwick Papers (1836-7)
Oliver Twist (1837-9)
Nicholas Nickleby (1838-9)
The Old Curiosity Shop (1840-1)
Barnaby Rudge (1841)
Master Humphrey’s Clock (1841)
A Christmas Carol (1843)
The Chimes (1844)
American Notes (1842)
The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit (1843-4)
Christmas Books (1843-49)
Pictures from Italy (1844-45)
The Cricket on the Hearth (1845)
The Battle of Life (1846)
Dombey and Son (1846-8)
The Haunted Man and the Ghost’s Bargain (1848)
David Copperfield (1849-50)
A Child’s History of England (1851-53)
Bleak House (1852-3)
Hard Times (1854)
Little Dorrit (1855-7)
The Wreck of the Golden Mary (1856)
The Perils of Certain English Prisoners (1857)
A Tale of Two Cities (1859)
Hunted Down (1859)
The Uncommercial Traveller (1860)
A Message from the Sea (1860)
Great Expectations (1860-1)
Reprinted Pieces (1861)
Tom Tiddler’s Ground (1861)
The Haunted House (1862)
Somebody’s Luggage (1862)
Mrs Lirriper’s Lodgings (1863)
Mrs Lirriper’s Legacy (1864)
Our Mutual Friends (1864-5)
Doctor Marigold (1865)
The Trial for Murder (1865)
Mugby Junction (1866)
The Signal-Man (1866)
No Thoroughfare (1867) (with Wilkie Collins)
The Mystery of Edwin Drood (1870)
The Mudfog Papers (1880)
The Lazy Tour of Two Idle Apprentices (1890) (with Wilkie Collins)
To Be Read At Dusk (1898)
The Works of Charles Dickens freely available on this website (ordered alphabetically):
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A Child’s History of England
A Child’s History of England is a delightful history of England written by Dickens. It covers history of England from 50 BC to 1837 AD.
A Christmas Carol
A Christmas Carol is a story about redemption of a selfish and hard-hearted old man Ebenezer Scrooge.
A Holiday Romance
A Holiday Romance contains four short stories written from the point of view of four children.
A Message From the Sea
A Message from the Sea tells the story of how Captain Jorgan found a message in a bottle…
A Tale of Two Cities
A Tale of Two Cities tells an intriguing story of love, courage and self-sacrifice during the French Revolution.
All The Year Round
Contributions to All The Year Round by Charles Dickens: The Poor Man and his Beer, Landor’s Life, The Late Mr. Stanfield…
American Notes is an interesting and critical portrait of the young American nation, written by Dickens in response to his travels through the US.
Barnaby Rudge, a historical novel of the Gordon Riots in 1780, tells a story of individuals caught up in the mindless violence of the mob.
Bleak House is a tragic, romantic and complicated story about the inheritance and absurdities of English law in the 1850s.
David Copperfield is a story about the struggles and obstacles of life that a young man (David Copperfield) overcomes.
Doctor Marigold is a story about street peddler who adopts a deaf-mute girl.
Dombey and Son
Dombey and Son tells a story about Paul Dombey, a wealthy businessman, whose dream is to have a son to continue his business.
George Silverman’s Explanation
George Silverman’s Explanation is a short story about a man writing about his unfulfilled life.
Great Expectations tells a story about a boy named Pip and charts his progress through life.
Hard Times tells a story of a number of different characters and their growth through troubles and time.
Hunted Down is a short story about poisoning and life-insurance fraud
Little Dorrit is a novel about disappointment and a satire on the shortcomings of the government and society.
Master Humphrey’s Clock
Master Humphrey’s Clock is a collection of short stories.
Miscellaneous Papers is a collection of essays from The Examiner, Household Words and All the year round
Mrs. Lirriper’s Legacy
Short story – Mrs. Lirriper Relates How She Went On, And Went Over, Mrs. Lirriper Relates How Jemmy Topped Up
Mrs. Lirriper’s Lodgings
Short story – How Mrs. Lirriper Carried On The Business, How The Parlours Added A Few Words
Mudfog and Other Sketches
Mudfog and Other Sketches – Mr. Tulrumble, The First Meeting of Mudfog, The Pantomime of Life, A Lion
Mugby Junction is the Christmas story for 1866.
Nicholas Nickleby is a story of a young man and his family dealing with the hardships in their life.
Oliver Twist tells a story of injustice and hope through the eyes of orphaned boy who escapes to London.
Our Mutual Friend
Our Mutual Friend is a satiric masterpiece and mysterious story about money and its relations among the intriguing characters.
Pictures From Italy
Pictures From Italy is a revealing description of Dickens’s journey through Italy.
Reprinted Pieces – a collection of short stories by Charles Dickens
Sketches by Boz
Sketches by Boz is a collection of short pieces presenting a variety of scenes and characters.
Sketches of Young Couples
Sketches of Young couples – a parody of social relations between the sexes.
Sketches of Young Gentlemen
Sketches of Young Gentlemen – Dedicated to the Young Ladies
Some Short Christmas Stories
Short Christmas Stories – A Christmas Tree, The Child’s Story, The Schoolboy’s Story, Nobody’s Story, The Poor Relation’s Story
Somebody’s Luggage – a waiter stumbles upon some luggage and tries to identify its owner.
Speeches: Literary and Social
Literary and Social Speeches given by Charles Dickens
Sunday Under Three Heads
Sunday Under Three Heads was written as a protest against a law that would prohibit all work and all recreation on Sunday.
The Battle of Life
The Battle of Life is a story published in 1846 as one of the Christmas stories.
The Chimes is a story about self-respect and the consequences of our choices.
The Cricket on the Hearth
The Cricket on the Hearth tells the story of John Peerybingle and his love for his wife Dot.
The Haunted House
A tale about The Haunted House
The Haunted Man
The Haunted Man and the Ghost’s Bargain is the last novella in Dickens’s Christmas series.
The Holly Tree
The Holly Tree is a delightful little tale with dual romance.
The Lamplighter – short story by C. Dickens
The Lazy Tour of Two Idle Apprentices
The Lazy Tour of Two Idle Apprentices – humorous narrative of two idle apprentices running away from their employer.
The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit is a brilliant satire on selfishness and hypocrisy.
The Mystery of Edwin Drood
The Mystery of Edwin Drood – an unsolved mystery about Edwin Drood (Dickens died before completing the story, leaving the mystery unsolved)
The Old Curiosity Shop
The Old Curiosity Shop tells the story of a young girl, who lives with her grandfather in his shop of curiosities.
The Perils of Certain English Prisoners
The Perils of Certain English Prisoners is a study of British Imperialism, set in Asia and South America.
The Pickwick Papers
The Pickwick Papers tells a story about a man who is dealt an injustice with the law.
The Seven Poor Travellers
The Seven Poor Travellers – short story in three chapters
The Signal-Man is a ghostly thriller by Charles Dickens
The Trial For Murder
The Trial For Murder is a tale of an English juror haunted by a vengeful ghost.
The Uncommercial Traveller
The Uncommercial Traveller is a collection of Dickens’s memories.
The Wreck of the Golden Mary
The Wreck of the Golden Mary tells the story of a terrifying ordeal of the passengers when Golden Mary collides with an iceberg.
To Be Read At Dusk
To Be Read At Dusk is a story dealing with precognition.
Tom Tiddler’s Ground
Tom Tiddler’s Ground – short story