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.
Please bear with us as we experience a little growing pains and have to move. Our site has grown to nearly 2,000 pages and quotations so we have started to move the novels and works to dedicated sub sites to help you navigate to the right pages more quickly. There are currently 20 sites within our network. You may experience some blank content or broken links but we are busy going through each one of these sites rechecking anything that we missed in the move!
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.