Novels of Charles Dickens.

 

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.

Original cover Cover of the serial, 'Pickwick Club' issued in 1836.

Original cover Cover of the serial, ‘Pickwick Club’ issued in 1836.

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.

More commonly abbreviated now to just Oliver Twist. Monthly serial published in Bentley’s Miscellany, February 1837 to April 1839. Written whilst Dickens was living at Doughty Street.

 

The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby.

Monthly serial, published April 1838 to October 1839. Written whilst Dickens was living at Doughty Street.

 

The Old Curiosity Shop.

Weekly serial published in Master Humphrey’s Clock, April 1840 to February 1841.

 

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

More commonly referred to as simply Barnaby Rudge. Weekly serial published in Master Humphrey’s Clock, published from February 1841 to November 1841. Partly written whilst Dickens was living at Doughty Street.

 

The Christmas Novels:

 

The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit.

Monthly serial, published between January 1843 and July 1844.

 

Dombey and Son.

Monthly serial, published October 1846 to April 1848. Written whilst Dickens was living at Devonshire Terrace.

 

David Copperfield.

Monthly serial, published May 1849 to November 1850. Written whilst Dickens was living at Devonshire Terrace.

 

Bleak House.

Monthly serial, published March 1852 to September 1853. Written whilst Dickens was living at Tavistock House.

 

Hard Times: For These Times.

More commonly abbreviated now to Hard Times. A weekly serial published in Household Words, April to August 1854. Written whilst Dickens was living at Tavistock House.

 

Little Dorrit.

Monthly serial, published December 1855 to June 1857. Written whilst Dickens was living at Tavistock House.

 

A Tale of Two Cities.

Weekly serial published in All the Year Round from April 1859 to November 1859. Written whilst Dickens was living at Tavistock House in London.

 

Great Expectations.

Weekly serial published in All the Year Round, published from December 1860 to August 1861.

 

Our Mutual Friend.

Monthly serial, published between May 1864 and November 1865. Written whilst Dickens was living at Gad’s Hill in Kent.

 

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.

 

 

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