How Many Books Did Charles Dickens Write?


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Charles Dickens wrote twenty novels, over a dozen short stories, and several non-fiction books.

Novels by Charles Dickens

  • The Pickwick Papers (1837)
  • The Adventures of Oliver Twist (1839)
  • The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby (1839)
  • The Old Curiosity Shop Weekly (1841)
  • Barnaby Rudge: A Tale of the Riots of 'Eighty' (1841)
  • A Christmas Carol (1843)
  • The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit (1844)
  • The Chimes (1844)
  • The Cricket on the Hearth (1845)
  • The Battle of Life (1846)
  • Dombey and Son (1848)
  • The Haunted Man and the Ghost's Bargain (1848)
  • David Copperfield (1850)
  • Bleak House (1853)
  • Hard Times: For These Times (1854)
  • Little Dorrit (1857)
  • A Tale of Two Cities (1859)
  • Great Expectations (1861)
  • Our Mutual Friend (1865)
  • The Mystery of Edwin Drood (1870) - Dickens died before he finished this one.

Although Charles Dickens’s work is now available in novel form, a lot of his writing was first published as monthly serials, as this was common practice in the nineteenth century. The dates listed are the years that the last instalment of each serial was published.

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