The following is a list of the full texts of books and articles that appear on our site. Although our primary focus is Charles Dickens, we have also reproduced a number of articles and books that we have found useful from other authors.
Works by Charles Dickens.
- Sketches by Boz (various sketches 1833 – 1836).
- The Pickwick Papers (1836 – 1837).
- Oliver Twist (1837 – 1839).
- Nicholas Nickleby (1838 – 1839).
- The Old Curiosity Shop (1840 – 1841).
- Barnaby Rudge (1841).
- A Christmas Carol (1843).
- Martin Chuzzlewit (1843 – 1844).
- The Chimes (1844).
- The Cricket on the Hearth (1845).
- Dombey and Son (1846 – 1848).
- The Haunted Man and the Ghost’s Bargain (1848).
- David Copperfield (1849 – 1850).
- Bleak House (1852 – 1853).
- Hard Times (1854).
- The Seven Poor Travellers (1854).
- Little Dorrit (1855 – 1857).
- A Tale of Two Cities (1859).
- Great Expectations (1860 – 1861).
- Our Mutual Friend (1864 – 1865).
- The Mystery of Edwin Drood (1870).
Articles by Charles Dickens.
The Examiner: Tooting Farm case.
The four articles Charles Dickens wrote for The Examiner in 1849, about Drouet’s pauper-farm at Tooting were:
- The Paradise at Tooting (20 January).
- The Tooting Farm (27 January).
- A Recorder’s Charge (3 March).
- The Verdict for Drouet (21 April).
A number of other significant articles written by Charles Dickens were published in Household Words, including the following which you can read at The Circumlocution Office (in chronological order):
- The Amusements of the People (Pt. 1) (March, 1850). Explored popular theatre, with a visit to the Royal Victoria.
- The Begging-Letter Writer. (March, 1850). Article about being plagued by begging-letters (as Dickens had been since achieving national fame).
- The Amusements of the People (Pt. 2) (April, 1850). Another article of the same name exploring popular theatre, this time with a visit to The Britannia, a popular saloon theatre in London’s east-end.
- Pet Prisoners (April, 1850).
- The Heart of Mid-London (May, 1850). An attack on the Smithfield live meat market. Co-authored piece.
- A Walk in a Workhouse (Saturday, 25 May 1850). A Walk in a Workhouse. Describes a visit to a workhouse.
- A December Vision (December, 1850). An article criticising Victorian institutions for their inability to solve social issues of poverty and disease.
- Red Tape (Saturday, 15 February, 1851). An article criticising bureaucracy.
- A Monument of French Folly (March, 1851). Another attack on the Smithfield live meat market with comparisons to Paris.
- The Guild of Literature and Art (Saturday, 10 May, 1851). Promoting a philanthropic institution of that name that Dickens heavily involved himself with.
- On Duty with Inspector Field (14 June, 1851). Looked at the work of Inspector Charles Frederick Field of Scotland Yard.
- Drooping Buds (April, 1852). Describes a visit to the newly founded Hospital for Sick Children in Great Ormond Street. Co-authored piece.
- A Sleep to Startle Us (13 March, 1852). Exploring ragged (poor) schooling.
- Drooping Buds (Saturday, 3 April 1852). Describing a visit to the then newly founded Hospital for Sick Children in Great Ormond Street. Co-written with Henry Morley.
- Down with the Tide (February, 1853).
- Received a Blank Child (March 13, 1853). A look at the Foundling Hospital. Co-authored piece.
- Home for Homeless Women (April, 1853). A look at Urania Cottage, the home for fallen women set-up by Dickens and Angela Burdett-Coutts.
- In and Out of Jail (14 May, 1853). A review of the book Crime: Its Amount, Causes, and Remedies by Frederic Hill. Co-written by Charles Dickens, Henry Morley and William Henry Wills.
- On Strike (11 February, 1854). An account of the Lancashire mill strikes following Dickens visit to Preston two weeks earlier.
- A Nightly Scene in London (January, 1856).
- Londoners over the Border (September, 1857). Described the squalid conditions Dickens found when he visited Canning Town.