The novels of Charles Dickens were first published in the following order. Click on a title to explore the novel in more depth.

The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club.

  • More commonly referred to now as The Pickwick Papers. Monthly serial, published March 1836 to October 1837. The work was started whilst Dickens was living at Furnival’s Inn and completed at Doughty Street.

Oliver Twist, The Parish Boy’s Progress.

Oliver Twist

The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby.

Nicholas Nickleby
  • Nicholas Nickleby; or, The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby was Charles Dickens’s third novel. It was published monthly between April 1838 and October 1839. Dickens largely wrote the work whilst living at his London residence in Doughty Street. The novel centres on the life and adventures of Nicholas Nickleby, a young man who must support his mother and sister after his father dies.

The Old Curiosity Shop.

Barnaby Rudge: A Tale of the Riots of ‘Eighty.

Barnaby Rudge

The Christmas Novels.

The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit.

Martin Chuzzlewitt
  • Martin Chuzzlewit, is the sixth novel by Charles Dickens originally published between January 1843 and July 1844. The main theme of the novel revolves around the Chuzzlewit family, using satire to depict the selfishness of a number of characters.

Dombey and Son.

Dombey and Son

David Copperfield.

David Copperfield
  • David Copperfield was the eighth novel by Charles Dickens, first published between May 1849 and November 1850. The novel, written in the first person, revolves around the character after which the work is named. It follows his life until middle age, with his own adventures and the numerous friends and enemies he meets along his way.

Bleak House.

Bleak House

Hard Times: For These Times.

Hard Times
  • Hard Times – For These Times (more commonly now known as Hard Times) is the tenth novel by Charles Dickens. It first appeared in weekly parts, published in Household Words, from April to August 1854. The shortest of Dickens’ novels, the story is set in the fictitious Northern English industrial mill-town of Coketown.

Little Dorrit.

Little Dorrit

A Tale of Two Cities.

A Tale of Two Cities.

Great Expectations.

Great Expectations

Our Mutual Friend.

Our Mutual Friend cover

The Mystery of Edwin Drood.

Monthly serial, published between April 1870 and September 1870. Written whilst Dickens was living at Gad’s Hill. Only six of twelve planned numbers completed before the authors death.