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Charles Dickens - Books by and about the celebrated author.

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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 19 books in this booklist

This list represents some of the books on this subject that we have had in our shop - but there will be many more that we can order for you!

  • Cover image of book Dickens and the Workhouse: Oliver Twist and the London Poor by Ruth Richardson
    Dickens and the Workhouse: Oliver Twist and the London Poor - by Ruth Richardson

    £10.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9780199681280 | ISBN 10: 0199681287

    The recent discovery that as a young man Charles Dickens lived only a few doors from a major London workhouse made headlines worldwide, and the campaign to save the workhouse from demolition caught the public imagination.   Internationally, t ... more

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  • Cover image of book On Poverty by Charles Dickens
    On Poverty - by Charles Dickens

    £7.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781843916208 | ISBN 10: 1843916207

    Dickens is famous for his moralising and the entreaties within his fiction to help the poor, and characters such as the Cratchit family, or little Joe in Bleak House have become iconic figures in our recollections of the nineteenth century's working ... more

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    Dickens's Women - by Miriam Margolyes

    £13.25   audiobook on CD   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9781445879178 | ISBN 10: 1445879174

    BAFTA® award-winning actress Miriam Margolyes performs her one-woman tour-de-force.  Miriam Margolyes (Professor Sprout in the Harry Potter films) sparkles and delights in her one-woman show where she plays 23 different roles - men and women - ... more

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  • Cover image of book Dickens and the Workhouse: Oliver Twist and the London Poor by Ruth Richardson
    Dickens and the Workhouse: Oliver Twist and the London Poor - by Ruth Richardson

    £16.99   hardback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9780199645886 | ISBN 10: 0199645884

    The recent discovery that as a young man Charles Dickens lived only a few doors from a major London workhouse made headlines worldwide, and the campaign to save the workhouse from demolition caught the public imagination.   Internationall ... more

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  • Cover image of book Charles Dickens: A Life by Claire Tomalin
    Charles Dickens: A Life - by Claire Tomalin

    £9.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9780141036939 | ISBN 10: 0141036931

    Charles Dickens was a phenomenon: a demonically hardworking journalist, the father of ten children, a tireless walker and traveller, a supporter of liberal social causes, but most of all a great novelist - the creator of characters who live immortall ... more

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  • Cover image of book Nicholas Nickleby by Charles Dickens
    Nicholas Nickleby - by Charles Dickens

    £7.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9780099540793 | ISBN 10: 0099540797

    When Nicholas's father dies he, his mother and sister, Kate, are left penniless. To earn his keep, Nicholas becomes a tutor at Dotheboys Hall but soon discovers that the headmaster, Wackford Squeers, is a one eyed tyrant who insists on a harsh regime ... more

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  • Cover image of book Martin Chuzzlewit by Charles Dickens
    Martin Chuzzlewit - by Charles Dickens

    £8.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9780099540854 | ISBN 10: 0099540851

    Martin Chuzzlewit is a comic masterpiece which courted controversy on publication with its scathing portrayal of nineteenth-century America.  With an introduction by Simon Callow.  Wealthy old Martin Chuzzlewit is surrounded b ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens
    The Old Curiosity Shop - by Charles Dickens

    £6.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9780099540687 | ISBN 10: 0099540681

    Gentle Nell Trent lives a simple, if solitary life with her doting grandfather in his curiosity shop. Her parents died in poverty and unbeknownst to Nell her grandfather is obsessed with winning her an inheritance through gambling, but is forced to b ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Mystery of Edwin Drood by Charles Dickens
    The Mystery of Edwin Drood - by Charles Dickens

    £7.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9780099518891 | ISBN 10: 0099518899

    Featuring an introduction by Matthew Pearl.  The story of the fate of Edwin Drood is a mystery within a mystery. When young Edwin disappears after dinner on Christmas Eve and his watch and chain are later found in the nearby river, everyo ... more

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  • Cover image of book Our Mutual Friend by Charles Dickens
    Our Mutual Friend - by Charles Dickens

    £8.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9780199536252 | ISBN 10: 0199536252

    Following his father's death John Harmon returns to London to claim his inheritance, but he finds he is eligible only if he marries Bella Wilfur. To observe her character he assumes another identity and secures work with his father's foreman, Mr Boff ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
    A Tale of Two Cities - by Charles Dickens

    £5.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9780099511854 | ISBN 10: 0099511851

    'It was the best of times, it was the worst of times...'   Lucie Manette has been separated from her father for eighteen years while he languished in Paris's most feared prison, the Bastille. Finally reunited, the Manettes' fortunes beco ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Books by Charles Dickens
    A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Books - by Charles Dickens

    £7.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9780199536306 | ISBN 10: 0199536309

    'What was merry Christmas to Scrooge? Out upon merry Christmas! What good had it ever done to him?'   Ebenezer Scrooge is a bad-tempered skinflint who hates Christmas and all it stands for, but a ghostly visitor foretells three apparit ... more

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  • Cover image of book Bleak House by Charles Dickens
    Bleak House - by Charles Dickens

    £7.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9780099511458 | ISBN 10: 0099511452

    'The one great principle of the English law is, to make business for itself'   'Jarndyce and Jardyce' is an infamous lawsuit that has been in process for generations. Nobody can remember exactly how the case started but many different ... more

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  • Cover image of book Mister Pip by Lloyd Jones
    Mister Pip - by Lloyd Jones

    £8.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9780719569944 | ISBN 10: 071956994x

    'You cannot pretend to read a book. Your eyes will give you away. So will your breathing. A person entranced by a book simply forgets to breathe. The house can catch alight and a reader deep in a book will not look up until the wallpaper is in flames ... more

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  • Cover image of book Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
    Oliver Twist - by Charles Dickens

    £6.99   paperback   (2003) - ISBN 13: 9780141439747 | ISBN 10: 0141439742

    ‘Let him feel that he is one of us; once fill his mind with the idea that he has been a thief, and he’s ours, – ours for his life!’   The story of the orphan Oliver, who runs away from the workhouse only to be taken in by a den of thieves, ... more

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  • Cover image of book Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
    Great Expectations - by Charles Dickens

    £5.99   paperback   (2002) - ISBN 13: 9780141439563 | ISBN 10: 0141439564

    ‘It was now too late and too far to go back, and I went on. And the mists had all solemnly risen now, and the world lay spread before me’   Great Expectations by Charles Dickens begins with a terrifying encounter with an escaped convic ... more

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  • Cover image of book Barnaby Rudge by Charles Dickens
    Barnaby Rudge - by Charles Dickens

    £2.50   paperback   (1998) - ISBN 13: 9781853267390 | ISBN 10: 1853267392

    This vivid historical and political novel by Dickens is centred on the infamous 'No Popery' riots, instigated by Lord George Gordon, which terrorised London in 1780. Dickens' targets are prejudice, intolerance, religious bigotry and nationalistic fer ... more

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  • Cover image of book Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens
    Little Dorrit - by Charles Dickens

    £2.50   paperback   (1996) - ISBN 13: 9781853261824 | ISBN 10: 1853261823

    Little Dorrit is a classic tale of imprisonment, both literal and metaphorical, while Dickens' working title for the novel, Nobody's Fault, highlights its concern with personal responsibility in private and public life.   Dickens' childhoo ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Pickwick Papers by Charles Dickens
    The Pickwick Papers - by Charles Dickens

    £2.50   paperback   (1992) - ISBN 13: 9781853260520 | ISBN 10: 1853260525

    The Pickwick Papers is Dickens' first novel and widely regarded as one of the major classics of comic writing in English. Originally serialised in monthly instalments, it quickly became a huge popular success with sales reaching 40,000 by the final p ... more

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