About The Circumlocution Office Website.


The Circumlocution Office website was set up as a site to show appreciation to arguably one of the greatest writers in human history, Charles Dickens.  The site was named after a bureaucratic government office that Dickens named in one of his novels, Little Dorrit.

We are busy expanding the content to include all of Dickens main works, a trail as well as lots of informative pages about the life and times of Charles Dickens.



Who was Charles Dickens?

Charles Dickens was an English writer and social critic. He is regarded as one of the greatest novelist of the Victorian era and the creator of some of the world’s most memorable fictional characters.

As a prolific 19th Century author of short stories, plays, novellas, novels, fiction and non, during his lifetime Dickens became known the world over for his remarkable characters, his mastery of prose in the telling of their lives, and his depictions of the social classes, morals and values of his times.

Many consider Dickens a spokesman for the poor through his novels, short works and personal campaigns. It is certain that his works brought a lot of attention and reform to their plight.



Contemporary illustration of a Victorian slum at Seven Dials (now Covent Garden), London. Dickens portrayed the world around him in his works, highlighting the plight of the poor.





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