Charles Dickens bibliography

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The bibliography of Charles Dickens (1812–70) includes more than a dozen major novels, a large number of short stories (including a number of Christmas-themed stories and ghost stories), several plays, several nonfiction books, and individual essays and articles. Dickens' novels were serialised initially in weekly or monthly magazines, then reprinted in standard book formats.

Notable works by Charles Dickens[edit]


Name of novel Publication Notes
The Pickwick Papers Monthly serial, April 1836 to November 1837[1]
The Adventures of Oliver Twist Monthly serial in Bentley's Miscellany, February 1837 to April 1839
The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby Monthly serial, April 1838 to October 1839
The Old Curiosity Shop Weekly serial in Master Humphrey's Clock, April 1840 to November 1841
Barnaby Rudge: A Tale of the Riots of 'Eighty' Weekly serial in Master Humphrey's Clock, 13 February 1841, to 27 November 1841
A Christmas Carol 1843 Christmas novella; a ghost story
The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit Monthly serial, January 1843 to July 1844
The Chimes 1844 Christmas novella
The Cricket on the Hearth 1845 Christmas novella
The Battle of Life 1846 Christmas novella
Dombey and Son Monthly serial, October 1846 to April 1848
The Haunted Man and the Ghost's Bargain 1848 Christmas novella; a ghost story
David Copperfield Monthly serial, May 1849 to November 1850
Bleak House Monthly serial, March 1852 to September 1853
Hard Times: For These Times Weekly serial in Household Words, 1 April 1854, to 12 August 1854
Little Dorrit Monthly serial, December 1855 to June 1857
A Tale of Two Cities Weekly serial in All the Year Round, 30 April 1859, to 26 November 1859
Great Expectations Weekly serial in All the Year Round, 1 December 1860 to 3 August 1861
Our Mutual Friend Monthly serial, May 1864 to November 1865
The Mystery of Edwin Drood Monthly serial, April 1870 to September 1870. Only six of twelve planned numbers completed

Short stories[edit]

  • "The Lamplighter" (1838)
  • "The Sewer-Dwelling Reptiles" (1841)
  • "A Child's Dream of a Star" (1850)
  • "Captain Murderer" (1850)
  • "To be Read at Dusk" (1852) (a ghost story)
  • "The Long Voyage" (1853)
  • "Prince Bull" (1855)
  • "Thousand and One Humbugs" (1855)
  • "Hunted Down" (1859)
  • "The Signal-Man" (1866) (a ghost story)
  • "George Silverman's Explanation" (1868)
  • "Holiday Romance" (1868)

Christmas short stories[edit]

  • "A Christmas Tree" (1850)
  • "What Christmas is, as We Grow Older" (1851)
  • "The Poor Relation's Story" (1852)
  • "The Child's Story" (1852)
  • "The Schoolboy's Story" (1853)
  • "Nobody's Story" (1853)
  • "Going into Society" (1858)
  • "Somebody's Luggage" (1862)
  • "Mrs Lirriper's Lodgings" (1863)
  • "Mrs Lirriper's Legacy" (1864)
  • "Doctor Marigold's Prescriptions" (1865)

Collaborative works[edit]

Short story collections[edit]

Nonfiction, poetry, and plays[edit]

  • The Frozen Deep (play, 1857)
  • The Uncommercial Traveller (1860–69)
  • Speeches, Letters and Sayings (1870)
  • Letters of Charles Dickens to Wilkie Collins (1851–70, pub. 1982)
  • The Complete Poems of Charles Dickens (1885)

Articles and essays[edit]


Editing and publication of Dicken's letters started in 1949 when publisher Rupert Hart-Davis persuaded Humphry House of Wadham College, Oxford University to edit a complete edition of the letters. House died suddenly aged 46 in 1955. However the work continued, and by 1997 Volume 9 had been published.[2]


  1. ^ Johnson, EDH, Holmes Professor of Belles Lettres, "Chronology of Novels", Princeton University, retrieved 11 June 2007 .
  2. ^ Hart-Davis, Rupert (1998). Halfway to Heaven: Concluding memoirs of a literary life. Stroud, Gloucestershire: Sutton. p. 42. ISBN 0-7509-1837-3. 

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