The Famous Victorian Novelist - Charles Dickens

9 Feb 2024

Charles Dickens was a prolific and influential Victorian novelist, and many of his works are considered classics. Here are some of his best-known and highly regarded books:

  • "A Tale of Two Cities" (1859):

Set during the tumultuous times of the French Revolution, this novel explores themes of resurrection, sacrifice, and the contrasts between London and Paris.

  • "Great Expectations" (1861):

This bildungsroman follows the life of Pip, an orphan, as he grows and navigates the complexities of social class, wealth, and personal growth.

  • "Oliver Twist" (1837-1839):

A tale of an orphan boy who escapes from a workhouse and meets a group of juvenile criminals in London. It's known for its portrayal of social issues and its memorable characters, including the villainous Fagin.

  • "Bleak House" (1852-1853):

A complex and multi-narrative novel that criticizes the flaws of the legal system in Victorian England. It features the famous character Esther Summerson.

  • "A Christmas Carol" (1843):

Perhaps Dickens' most famous work, this novella tells the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, a miserly old man who undergoes a transformation after being visited by three ghosts on Christmas Eve.

  • "Hard Times" (1854):

A novel that critiques the utilitarian philosophy of the time and explores the lives of characters in the fictional town of Coketown.

  • "Nicholas Nickleby" (1838-1839):

The story of a young man's adventures as he tries to help his family, facing various challenges and meeting an array of eccentric characters.

These novels showcase Austen's wit, insight into human nature, and her ability to create memorable characters within the context of the social norms of her time. Each novel offers a unique perspective on love, marriage, and society in early 19th-century England.


  • Ackroyd, Peter (1990). Dickens. London: Sinclair-Stevenson. ISBN 978-1-85619-000-8. Archived from the original on 26 September 2015. Retrieved 2 July 2015.
  • Atkinson, Paul (1990). The Ethnographic Imagination: Textual Constructions of Reality. London: Routledge. p. 48. ISBN 978-0-415-01761-9.
  • Bidwell, Walter Hilliard, ed. (July–December 1870). "The Eclectic Magazine: Foreign Literature"Eclectic Magazine: Foreign Literature, Science and Art. New Series (Charles Dickens Obituary). 12: 222–224. Archived from the original on 8 October 2015. Retrieved 2 July 2015.
  • Black, Joseph Laurence (2007). "Charles Dickens". In Black, Joseph Laurence (ed.). The age of romanticism. The Victorian era. The twentieth century and beyond. The Broadview Anthology of British Literature. Vol. 2. Broadview Press. pp. 735–743. ISBN 978-1-55111-869-7. Archived from the original on 19 November 2016. Retrieved 18 February 2016.

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How to Read Charles Dickens?

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