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                  color portrait of British author Charles Dickens [1812-1870]

“There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate.”

“Have a heart that never hardens, and a temper that never tires, and a touch that never hurts.”

“Accidents will occur in the best-regulated families.”

“I do not know the American gentleman – God forgive me for putting two such words together.”

“Happiness is a gift and the trick is not to expect it, but to delight in it when it comes.”

“The most important thing in life is to stop saying 'I wish' and start saying 'I will'.
Consider nothing impossible, then treat possibilites as probabilities.”

signature of Charles Dickens [1812-1870]

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Charles John Huffam Dickens

Charles Dickens entry at Wikipedia
browse Charles Dickens Store {returns 550+ titles} at Amazon

Charles Dickens credits as writer [340 titles since 1897] at Internet Movie Database
character 'Charles Dickens' credits [55 titles since 1916] at Internet Movie Database

Primary  Works
170 audio & e-text files (in English & other languages) of works by Charles Dickens at Project Gutenberg
2,800+ e-text files of works by or about Charles Dickens at Internet Archive

"A Christmas Carol"    §    "David Copperfield"    §    "Little Dorrit"
"A Tale of Two Cities"    §    "Great Expectations"    §    "Edwin Drood"

"The Works of Charles Dickens" in 34/36 volumes [1897-98] known as the Gadshill Editions
a full set of the Gadshill Editions will run you US$800 or so (plus s/h) on ebay or abebooks (2014)

"Introductions For The Gadshill Editions of Charles Dickens" [1897] by Andrew Lang
"Introductions" available only as part of "Complete Works of Charles Dickens, Fully Illustrated" for Kindle [2014]
Kindle Edition from L.C.I. [2/2014] for $2.99 {sic}

best/only cover graphic of catalog of the 1922 New York City sale of Dr. R. T. Jupp's Dickens Collection  
"The Dickens Collection Formed By The Late Dr. R.T. Jupp: Consisting of First Editions of The Works" [1922] by R.T. (Ralph Tennyson) Jupp
Rare Books Club 9¾x7½ pb [9/2013] for $9.02
Univ California Libraries 9x6¼ pb [undated] for $9.49
Cornell Univ Library 9x6¼ pb [12/2009] for $13.49
Charles Dickens / Introduction To His Novels book by E.D.H. Johnson  "Charles Dickens: An Introduction To His Novels" [1969] by E.D.H. Johnson
Random House mass pb [1969] out of print/scarce
Reader's Guide To Charles Dickens book by Philip Hobsbaum  "A Reader's Guide To Charles Dickens" [1973] by Philip Hobsbaum
Syracuse Univ Press 8x5½ pb [2/98] for $10.99
Farrar Straus & Giroux 9x6 hardcover [5/73] out of print/used
Thames & Hudson, Ltd hardcover [3/73] out of print/used

"Who's Who In Dickens" [Psychology Press 1998] by Donald Hawes

"Oxford Reader's Companion To Dickens" [5/1999] by Paul Schlicke

"The Cambridge Companion To Charles Dickens" [Cambridge Univ Press 6/2001] Edited by John O. Jordan

"Other Dickens: Pickwick to Chuzzlewit" [Oxford Univ Press 2003] by John Bowen

Wiley's "Companion To Charles Dickens" [2007]

Reader's Guide To Charles Dickens book by Rudolf Eisler  "Reader's Guide To Charles Dickens" [2009] by Rudolf Eisler
Centrum Press hardcover [2009] out of print/used

"The First Editions of The Writings of Charles Dickens and Their Values: A Bibliography" [10/2009] by John C. Eckel

"The Cambridge Introduction To Charles Dickens" [Cambridge Univ Press 2010] by Jon Mee ISBN 978-0-521-67634-2

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"Sunday Under Three Heads" [1836]

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"The Pickwick Papers" [1836-37]

"Bardell v. Pickwick" [1902] Edited With Notes & Commentaries by Percy Fitzgerald, MA, FSA

"When Mr. Pickwick Went Fishing" [1924] by Samuel W. Lambert

"Death and Mr. Pickwick: A Novel" [Farrar, Straus & Giroux 6/2015] by Stephen Jarvis

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"Sketches By Boz" [1836-40]

  "Oliver Twist" [1837-39]

"The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby" [1838-39]

"Master Humphrey's Clock" [1840-41]

"The Old Curiosity Shop" [1840-41]
"Review of The Old Curiosity Shop" [] by Edgar Allan Poe

"Barnaby Rudge: A Tale of The Riots of Eighty" [1841]

"The Lamplighter's Story" [1841]

"American Notes For General Circulation" [1842]

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  "A Christmas Carol" [Dec 1843 novella]

"The Muppet Christmas Carol" [1992]

"Jacob Marley's Christmas Carol" [9/1995] by Tom Mula

"The Last Christmas of Ebenezer Scrooge: The Sequel To A Christmas Carol" [10/2005] by Marvin Kaye

"Ebenezer: The Final Years of Scrooge" [10/2008] by Donna Lee Howell

"A Christmas Carol" animated feature [Disney Nov 2009]
Disney's A Christmas Carol 2009 animated movie  The classic Dickens tale, set in Victorian England. Co-produced, adapted & directed by Robert Zemeckis; voices include Jim Carrey, Gary Oldman, Robin Wright Penn, Colin Firth, Cary Elwes & Bob Hoskins
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available; full credits at IMDb

"Scrooge: The Year After" [10/2012] by Judy La Salle

"Scrooge and Marley" [11/2012] by Karl F. Hollenbach

"One Last Christmas Carol: The Saga of Scrooge Continues" [11/2012]
by T. J. Cloonan (Author), R. A. Cloonan (Photographer)

"A Christmas Carol 2: The Return of Scrooge" [11/2012] by Robert J. Elisberg

History of A Christmas Carol As Radio/Audio Drama book by Craig Wichman  "Standing In The Spirit At Your Elbow: A History of Dickens's A Christmas Carol As Radio/Audio Drama" [2012] by Craig Wichman, Foreword by Fred Guida
BearManor Media 9x6 pb [11/2012] for $19.95
BearManor Media 9x6 pb [11/2012] out of print/used

"Mister Scrooge to See You!" on DVD [11/2013] /tt3087882/
David Ruprecht (Actor), Matt Koester (Actor), Steven F. Zambo (Director) Rated:

"Inventing Scrooge: The Incredible True Story Behind Charles Dickens’ Legendary A Christmas Carol" [9/2014] by Carlo DeVito

"Jacob T. Marley" [10/2014] by R. William Bennett

"52 Little Lessons From A Christmas Carol" [9/2015] by Bob Welch

"The Humbug Murders: An Ebenezer Scrooge Mystery" [10/2015] by L.J. Oliver

Further Adventures of Ebenezer Scrooge novel by Charlie Lovett  "The Further Adventures of Ebenezer Scrooge: A Christmas Carol Continued" [2015]
by Charlie Lovett

Kindle Edition from Penguin Books [10/2015] for $9.99
Penguin Books 7x5 pb [10/2016] for $10.28
Viking 7¼x5¼ hardcover [10/2015] for $19.95

"A Christmas Carol" [Nov 2015] Colin Baker (Actor), Charline Cleaver (Actor) DVD /tt4776578/

"A Christmas Carol: A Coloring Classic" [10/2016]
by Charles Dickens (Author), Kate Ware (Illustrator), Vladimir Aleksic (Illustrator)

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"The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit" [1843]

"The Chimes" [1844]

"The Cricket On The Hearth" [1845]

"Pictures From Italy" [1846]

"The Battle of Life" [1846]

"Dombey and Son" [1846-48]

"The Haunted Man and The Ghost's Bargain" [1848]

    "The Personal History and Experience of David Copperfield The Younger" [1849-50]

"A Christmas Tree" [1850]

"What Christmas Is As We Grow Older" [1851]

"Bleak House" [1851-53]

"The Child's Story" [1852]

"The Poor Relation's Story" [1852]

"To Be Read At Dusk" [1852]

"A Child's History of England" [1852-54]

"Nobody's Story" [1853]

"The Schoolboy's Story" [1853]

"Hard Times" [1854]
When Sissy from Sleary's Circus joins the children's class of stodgy Mr. Gradgrind, she is promptly asked to leave, as her circus background makes her much too fanciful; Louisa & Tom Gradgrind's joyless education does not serve them well, and by the end of this cautionary tale, it's circus girl Sissy who is the moral victor.

"The Seven Poor Travellers" [1854]

"The Holly-Tree" [1855]

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"Little Dorrit" serial novel [1855-57]
chosen for Great Books

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"Wreck of the Golden Mary" [1856] with Wilkie Collins

"The Lazy Tour of Two Idle Apprentices" [1857] with Wilkie Collins

"The Perils of Certain English Prisoners" [1857] with Wilkie Collins

"A House to Let" [1858]

"Going into Society" [1858]

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    "A Tale of Two Cities" [1859] by Charles Dickens [1812-70]
Book is the #1 bestselling novel worldwide, followed by "The Little Prince" [1943] by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry [1900-44];
the combined "The Lord of The Rings" novel [1954-55], and "The Hobbit" [].

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"The Haunted House" [1859]

"A Message From the Sea" [1860]

"Hunted Down" [1860]

"The Uncommercial Traveller" [1860-?]

  "Great Expectations" novel [1860-61]

"Tom Tiddler's Ground" [1861]

"Somebody's Luggage" [1862]

"Mrs. Lirriper's Lodgings" [1863]

"Mrs. Lirriper's Legacy" [1864]

"Our Mutual Friend" [1864-65]

"Doctor Marigold" [1865]

"Mugby Junction" [1866]

"No Thoroughfare" [1867] with Wilkie Collins

"A Holiday Romance" [1868]

"George Silverman's Explanation" [1868]

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"The Mystery of Edwin Drood" unfinished serial novel [1869-70]

"The Puzzle of Dickens's Last Plot" [1905] by Andrew Lang

Other  Works

"The Letters of Charles Dickens" [1880] by sister-in-law Georgina Hogarth & oldest daughter Mary Dickens

"The Minor Writings of Charles Dickens" [1900] by Frederic G. Kitton

"The Poems and Verses of Charles Dickens" []

Dickens Journals Online: an online edition of Household Words and All The Year Round
Household Words [1850-59] entry at Wikipedia
All The Year Round [1859-95] entry at Wikipedia

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"The Strange Gentleman" stageplay [1836]

"The Village Coquettes" stageplay [1836]

"Is She His Wife?" stageplay [1837]

"The Lamplighter" stageplay [1838] published as novel in 1841

"Mr. Nightingale's Diary" stageplay [1851] by Charles Dickens & Mark lemon

"The Frozen Deep" stageplay [1858] written by Wilkie Collins, 'under the management of Charles Dickens'

"The Signalman" [BBC-TV Dec 1976]
color screen shot from 'The Signalman' 1976 BBC-TV show  37-minute TV show filmed on the Severn Valley Railway about a lonely British railway worker who is haunted by the predictions of a ghost. Directed by Lawrence Gordon Clark; adapted by Andrew Davies from the 1866 short story by Charles Dickens; starring Denholm Elliott, Bernard Lloyd, Reginald Jessup & Carina Wyeth • full credits at IMDb
available on single-disk DVD for Region 2 only; the show is available, however, as an extra on the 6-disk "Charles Dickens Collection, Volume 1" DVD set [2005]
B.B.C./Warner color DVD set [9/2005] 6 disks - out of prodn/used

"No Thoroughfare: A Drama" stageplay [1867] with Wilkie Collins

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Jim Zimmerman's one-man show about Dickens [1997]
Asst. Prof. Zimmerman wrote and performs a one-man show based on Dickens's musings on the last full day of his life, which ended with his fatal stroke;
90% of the text is/are Dickens's own words which offer reflections about the purpose, meaning, and supposed futility of his life.

Select Works of Charles Dickens in Logos format "This image is for illustration only, the product is a download."   "Select Works of Charles Dickens" in seven volumes for Logos Software [2014]
download from Logos Research Systems for $30.00
Included here not so much for anyone to purchase, but to make note of the Dickens works that they chose to convert for their Bible software customers: Volume 1): "Great Expectations" and "The Uncommercial Traveller"; Volume 2): "A Tale of Two Cities"; Volume 3): "The Adventures of Oliver Twist"; Volume 4): "Bleak House"; Volume 5): "The Old Curiosity Shop"; Volume 6): "The Posthumous Papers of The Pickwick Club"; and Volume 7): "Sketches by Boz"

Movies,  Stageplays,  Other  Media
Charles Dickens credits as writer [340 titles since 1897] at Internet Movie Database
character 'Charles Dickens' credits [55 titles since 1916] at Internet Movie Database
video about Dickens's works that were made into movies [3:48] at WatchMojo

"Charles Dickens On The Screen: The Film, Television, and Video Adaptations"
[Scarecrow Press 1996] by Michael Pointer

The Charles Dickens Collection DVD box set 1  "The Charles Dickens Collection, Volume 1" DVD Box Set [2005]
B.B.C./Warner color DVD set [9/2005] 6 disks - out of prodn/many used
contains six British TV movies on DVD: "Great Expectations" 12-episode mini-series [1981]; "Bleak House" 8-episode mini-series [1985] starring Diana Rigg & Denholm Elliott; "Oliver Twist" 12-episode mini-series [1985]; "Martin Chuzzlewit" 6-episode mini- series [1994] starring Paul Scofield & Tom Wilkinson; "Hard Times" 4-episode mini-series [1994]; "Our Mutual Friend" 4-episode mini-series [1998]; extras include 1976 TV ghost story, two documentaries, behind-the-scenes promo
The Charles Dickens Collection DVD box set 2  "The Charles Dickens Collection, Volume 2" DVD Box Set [2009]
B.B.C./Warner color DVD set [5/2009] 5 disks for $39.36
contains five British TV movies on DVD: "Barnaby Rudge" 13-episode mini -series [1960]; "The Old Curiosity Shop" 9-episode mini-series [1979] starring Natalie Ogle; "Dombey and Son" 10-episode mini-series [1983] starring Julian Glover; "The Pickwick Papers" 12-episode mini-series [1985]; "David Copperfield" 3-hour TV movie [1999] starring Maggie Smith, Daniel Radcliffe, Ian McKellen, Bob Hoskins {as Micawber} & Ciarán McMenamin; extras include 2 docufilms

Dickens Before Sound BFI DVD for Region 2  "Dickens Before Sound" on Region 2 DVD [2006]
British Film Institute DVD set [2006] 2 disks - out of prodn/used  PAL/Region 2 only
contains 3 hours of mostly silent films, including: the oldest existing Dickens adaptation "Scrooge: or, Marley's Ghost" silent short [1901]; "Gabriel Grub The Surly Sexton" [1904] an entirely original attempt to animate a series of lantern slides depicting a story from "The Pickwick Papers"; "Oliver Twist" silent feature [1922] starring Jackie Coogan & Lon Chaney; the first Dickensian sound short "Bleak House"
[1926] with Bransby Williams as the character Grandfather Smallweed; and "Scrooge" sound short [1928] starring Bransby Williams

"Scrooge: or, Marley's Ghost" silent short [1901] /tt0000370/
the oldest existing Dickens adaptation

"Gabriel Grub, The Surly Sexton" silent short [Nov 1904] /tt0876456/
an entirely original attempt to animate a series of lantern slides depicting a story from "The Pickwick Papers"

"Eugene Wrayburn" silent short [1911] adapted from "Our Mutual Friend", starring Darwin Karr

"Our Mutual Friend (Vor Faelles Ven)" silent film [Denmark 1921] /tt2413056/ largely restored in 2012

"The Adventures of Mr. Pickwick" silent feature [1921] /tt0315144/ with Bransby Williams

"Oliver Twist" silent feature [1922] /tt0013450/ starring Jackie Coogan & Lon Chaney

"Bleak House" sound short [1926] /tt0824293/
the first Dickensian sound film with Bransby Williams as the character Grandfather Smallweed

"Scrooge" sound short [1928] /tt0271165/ starring Bransby Williams

George Cukor's "David Copperfield" [Jan 1935] /tt0026266/

David Lean's "Oliver Twist" [1948] /tt0040662/

"Barnaby Rudge" 13-episode mini-series [1960] /tt0224833/

"Dickens of London" 13-episode mini-series
[Yorkshire Television UK Sept 1976, P.B.S. USA Aug 1977]
Dickens of London 1976 mini-series  Episode 11 includes a fictional sequence of a meeting in New York between Dickens and Edgar Allan Poe (ably acted by Seymour Matthews). Episode Titles: 1. Mask; 2. The Deed; 3. Blacking; 4. Love; 5. Success; 6. Fame; 7. Money; 8.Possession; 9. Dreams; 10. Magic; 11. Nightmare; 12. Angel; 13. Memories
Directed by Marc Miller & Michael Ferguson; starring Roy Dotrice {as Dickens}, John F. Landry, Diana Coupland, Adrienne Burgess, Gene Foad, Lois Baxter, Simon Bell, Graham Faulkner, Holly Palance, Karen Dotrice, Patsy Kensit, Seymour Matthews, Ben Kingsley & Richard Leech
Entertainment One Bicentenary Edition color DVD [1/2012] 4 disks for $22.49
Koch Vision color DVD [8/2007] 5 disks - out of prodn/used
Goldhill Home Media color VHS [6/2002] 6 tapes for $32.49
full credits at IMDbseries entry at B.F.I. Databaseseries entry at Wikipedia

"The Old Curiosity Shop" 9-episode mini-series [1979] starring Natalie Ogle /tt0227938/

"Great Expectations" 12-episode mini-series [1981] /tt0196254/

"Dombey and Son" 10-episode mini-series [1983] starring Julian Glover /tt0233598/

"Bleak House" 8-episode mini-series [1985] starring Diana Rigg & Denholm Elliott /tt0088485/

"Oliver Twist" 12-episode mini-series [1985] /tt0088586/

"The Pickwick Papers" 12-episode mini-series [1985] /tt0278228/

"Martin Chuzzlewit" 6-episode mini-series [1994] starring Paul Scofield & Tom Wilkinson /tt0112062/

"Hard Times" 4-episode mini-series [1994] starring Alan Bates /tt0109985/

"Our Mutual Friend" 4-episode mini-series [1998]; /tt0144727/

"David Copperfield" 3-hour TV movie [1999] starring Maggie Smith, Daniel Radcliffe, Ian McKellen,
Bob Hoskins {as Micawber} & Ciarán McMenamin; /tt0167872/

"The Invisible Woman" [B.B.C. Films/Sony Pictures Classics Feb 2014?]  
Announced 2/2013: Domestic distribution is set for this romantic drama about the secret love affair between Dickens and a young actress.
Directed by & starring Ralph Fiennes; screenplay by Abi Morgan, based on the book by Claire Tomalin; also starring Felicity Jones,
Kristin Scott Thomas, Tom Hollander • latest info at IMDb

"Dodge and Twist" [Sony 2013?]  
Announced 2/2013: Matt Tolmach & Ahmet Zappa are producing, Cole Haddon is writing the screenplay {NOT based on the similar book};
story re-imagines pickpocketing rivals Oliver Twist and Artful Dodger twenty 20 years down the road, on opposite sides of the law,
and embroiled in a plot to steal the Crown Jewels • latest info at IMDb

"Olivia Twisted" [in development]  
Announced 2/2013: C.B.S. Films acquired the rights to the unpublished novel [DUE Nov 2013] by Vivi Barnes;
plans include a script by Michael Roberts for 'Twilight' actress Ashley Greene • latest info at IMDb

"The Man Who Invented Christmas"  8/2017
[Bleecker Street Media Nov 2017]
Charles Dickens, The Man Who Invented Christmas movie  British author Charles Dickens battles against interference in the creation of 'A Christmas Carol', which was published as a novella in 1843, and only gradually became a worldwide sensation • Directed by Bharat Nalluri; adapted by Susan Coyne from the book by Les Standiford; starring Dan Stevens, Christopher Plummer, Jonathan Pryce, Simon Callow, Miriam Margolyes, Ian McNeice, Bill Paterson, Cosimo Fusco, Donald Sumpter, Annette Badland, Morfydd Clark, Justin Edwards, Eddie Jackson, Ger Ryan, Valeria Bandino, Degnan Geraghty, David McSavage, Sean Duggan, Patrick Joseph Byrnes, Patrick Ball, Mark Schrier, Ely Solan, Kevin McCormack, Cameron Simpson, Desmond Bird, Ava May Taylor, Jasper Hughes Cotter, Donna Marie Sludds, Derek Hannay
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available •
full credits at IMDbofficial movie sitemovie entry at Wikipedia
watch 9/2017 official trailer [2:21] at YouTube
Man Who Invented Christmas book by Les Standiford  "The Man Who Invented Christmas: How Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol Rescued His Career and Revived Our Holiday Spirits" [2008] by Les Standiford
the 2017 movie tie-in editions include the full text of "A Christmas Carol"
movie tie-in Kindle Edition from Broadway Books/Random House [9/2017] for $11.99
Broadway Books 8x5¼ movie tie-in pb [9/2017] for $12.97
Broadway Books pb [10/2011] out of print/used
Crown Books deckle-edge hardcover [11/2008] out of print/used
Crown Books hardcover [11/2008] out of print/40+ used

"Havisham" [Picador Nov 2013] by Ronald Frame
A prelude to "Great Expectations" that imagines how a young woman turned into a crone clothed in the tattered dress for a wedding that never happened.

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The Works of Charles Dickens in Kindle format from Packard Technologies  "The Works of Charles Dickens: Huge Collection, 60+ Works, Dozens of Short Stories, with Illustrated Biography" for Kindle [2004]
Kindle Edition from Packard/Librainia [2004 edition] for $2.99 {sic}
Complete Works of Charles Dickens in Kindle format from Delphi Classics  "Complete Works of Charles Dickens" for Kindle [2011]
Kindle Edition from Delphi Classics [3/2011] for $2.51 {sic}
Sections include: The Novels (fifteen of them, with original illustrations), The Christmas Novellas, The Short Stories, The Christmas Short Stories, The Short Story Collections, The Collaborative Works, The Plays, The Poetry, and The Non-Fiction
Guide to the Life and Work of Charles Dickens in Kindle format from A.J. Cornell  "A Guide To The Life and Work of Charles Dickens: A Brief Biography and Plot Summaries of Ten Novels" for Kindle [2011]
Kindle Edition from A.J. Cornell Publns [11/2011] for 99¢
contains "A Brief Biography of Charles Dickens" [1919] by James L. Hughes and ten plot summaries by Charles Dudley Warner from "Warner’s Synopsis of Books, Ancient and Modern" [1910], for a total of two dozen pages
The Complete Works of Charles Dickens: in Kindle format from Amazon Digital Services  "The Complete Works of Charles Dickens (Illustrated)" for Kindle [2012]
Kindle Edition from Amazon Digital Services [6/2012] for $2.99 {sic}
Maybe not so 'complete': the Table of Contents lists 33 books & stories.
Scenes & Characters from the Works of Charles Dickens in Kindle format from Amazon Digital Services  "Scenes and Characters From The Works of Charles Dickens: Being Eight Hundred and Sixty-six Pictures Printed From the Original Wood Blocks" for Kindle [2013]
Transcribed by Gordon Thomson

Kindle Edition from Amazon Digital Services [7/2013] for $2.99 {sic}
The Complete Works of Charles Dickens: in Kindle format from Amazon Digital Services  "The Complete Works of Charles Dickens: Great Expectations, The Pickwick Papers, Oliver Twist, Bleak House, A Tale of Two Cities, and More" for Kindle [2013]
Kindle Edition from Amazon Digital Services [8/2013] for $2.99 {sic}
Fifty-five works from 1836 to 1870; four are co-written with Wilkie Collins.
Complete Works of Charles Dickens, Fully Illustrated in Kindle format from L.C.I.  "Complete Works of Charles Dickens, Fully Illustrated" for Kindle [2014]
Kindle Edition from L.C.I. [2/2014] for $2.99 {sic}
1300 illustrations among what appears to be the most-comprehensive Kindle collection of works by and about Dickens: all 15 novels, with original introductions by Dickens; non-fiction from The Examiner, Household Word, All The Year Around and other newspapers; all of the Christmas stories & novellas with all their original illustrations; the complete poetry, plays, letters, and speeches; John Forster's 1875 biography; twelve other biographies – and much more

Works  About  Charles  Dickens

"Life of Charles Dickens: With Personal Recollections and Anecdotes, Letters by 'Boz' Never Before Published,
and Prose and Verse - with Portrait and Autograph" [1870] by Robert Shelton Mackenzie

"Charles Dickens: A Sketch of His Life and Work" [1870] by F.B. Perkins

"The Life of Charles Dickens" official biography [1875] by John Forster

"Dickens (English Men of Letters Series)" biography [1882] by Adolphus William Ward

"Dickensiana: A Bibliography of The Literature Relating To Charles Dickens and His Writings" [1886] by Frederic G. Kitton

"The Life of Charles Dickens" [1887] by Sir Frank Thomas Marzials

"My Father As I Recall Him" [1897] by Mamie Dickens

"Charles Dickens: A Critical Study" [1898] by George Gissing

"Dickens and His Illustrators" [1898] by Frederic G. Kitton

"Dickens As An Art Critic" [1891] by Frederic G. Kitton

"The Life of Charles Dickens: His Life, Writings, and Personality" [1902] by Frederic G. Kitton

"Dickens' London" [1904] by M.F. Mansfield

"Charles Dickens: A Critical Study" [1906] by G.K. Chesterton [1874-1936]

"Appreciations and Criticisms of The Works of Charles Dickens" [1911] by G.K. Chesterton [1874-1936]

"The Dickens Country" [1911] by Frederic G. Kitton

"Dickens As An Educator" [1913] by James L. Hughes

"Charles Dickens, 1812–1870" [Chatto & Windus 1945] by Una Pope-Hennessy

Charles Dickens biography by Hesketh Pearson  "Dickens: His Character, Comedy & Career" biography [1949]
by Hesketh Pearson

Four Square Books mass pb [1964] out of print/used
Sterling Publng 7¾x5 pb [4/88] out of print/used
Harper & Bros. 8¼x6 hardcover [1949] out of print/used

"Charles Dickens: His Tragedy and Triumph" in two volumes [Simon & Schuster 1952] by Edgar Johnson

"The World of Charles Dickens" [Penguin Books 1972] by Angus Wilson ISBN 978-0-670-02026-3

"Charles Dickens and His Original Illustrators" [Ohio State Univ Press 1980] by Jane R. Cohen ISBN 978-0-8142-0284-5

"Dickens and Women" [Stanford Univ Press 1983] by Michael Slater ISBN 978-0-8047-1180-7

"Dickens and The Dialectic of Growth" [Univ Wisconsin Press 1986] by Badri Raina ISBN 978-0-299-10610-2

Fred Kaplan’s 1988 biography

"Charles Dickens' Childhood" [1988] by Michael Allen

"Dickens" [Sinclair-Stevenson 1990] by Peter Ackroyd ISBN 1-85619-000-5

"Charles Dickens: The Uses of Time" [Susquehanna Univ Press 1994] by James E. Marlow ISBN 978-0-945636-48-9

"Shakespeare and Dickens: The Dynamics of Influence" [6/1996] by Valerie L. Gager

"Charles Dickens, A to Z" [Facts On File 1998] by Paul Davis ISBN 978-0-8160-2905-1

"Dissenting Women In Dickens' Novels: The Subversion of Domestic Ideology" [7/1998] by Brenda Ayres

"Dickens, Novel Reading, and The Victorian Popular Theatre" [Oxford Univ Press 1998]
by Deborah Vlock ISBN 978-0-521-64084-8

"Charles Dickens: Family History" [Routledge 1999] by Norman Page ISBN 978-0-415-22233-4

"Dickens Redressed: The Art of Bleak House and Hard Times" [7/2000] by Alexander Welsh

"Unequal Partners: Charles Dickens, Wilkie Collins, and Victorian Authorship" [12/2001] by Lillian Nayder

"Charles Dickens" [Penguin 2002] by Jane Smiley ISBN 0-670-03077-5

"Dickens and The Dream of Cinema" [11/2003] by Grahame Smith

"Dickens and Empire: Discourses of Class, Race and Colonialism In The Works of Charles Dickens"
[Ashgate Publng 2004] by Grace Moore ISBN 978-0-7546-3412-6

"Dickens The Journalist" [3/2004] by John Drew

"Walking Dickensian London" [Globetrotter/New Holland 2004] by Richard Jones ISBN 978-1-84330-483-8

"An Edwardian's View Of Dickens And His Illustrators: Harry Furniss's A Sketch Of Boz" [9/2005] by Gareth Cordery

Dickens / Invented Christmas book by Andrew Billen  "Charles Dickens: The Man Who Invented Christmas (Who Was ..? Series)" [2005]
by Andrew Billen

Short Books Ltd, UK pb [10/2005] out of print/many used
Short Books Ltd, UK pb [10/2005] out of print/used

"Dickens, Family, Authorship: Psychoanalytic Perspectives On Kinship and Creativity" [Ashgate Publng 2008]
by Lynn Cain ISBN 978-0-7546-6180-1

"The Dickens Industry: Critical Perspectives, 1836-2005" [9/2008] by Laurence W. Mazzeno

"Going Astray: Dickens and London" [10/2008] by Jeremy Tambling

"Charles Dickens: A Life Defined By Writing" [Yale Univ Press 2009] by Michael Slater ISBN 978-0-300-11207-8

"God and Charles Dickens" [Baker Books 2009] by Gary L. Colledge ISBN 978-1-4412-3778-1

"Charles Dickens and The House of Fallen Women" [Methuen 2009] by Jenny Hartley ISBN 978-0-413-77643-3

"Bozland: Dickens' Places and People" [11/2009] by Percy Hetherington Fitzgerald

"Charles Dickens" [11/2009] by Michael Slater

"Charles Dickens (The Critical Heritage Series)" [11/2009] by Philip Collins

"The Pleasures of Memory: Learning To Read With Charles Dickens" [2/2011] by Sarah Winter

"Becoming Dickens: The Invention of A Novelist" [2011] By Robert Douglas-Fairhurst

"Charles Dickens" [2011] by Claire Tomalin

"Charles Dickens: Scenes From An Extraordinary Life" [Frances Lincoln Children's Books 2011]
by Mick Manning & Brita Granström

"Charles Dickens and The Blacking Factory" [9/2011] by Michael Allen

"Charles Dickens's Networks: Public Transport and The Novel" [Oxford Univ Press 2012]
by Jonathan H. Grossman ISBN 978-0-19-964419-3

"Dickens, Journalism, Music: Household Words and All The Year Round" [4/2012] by Robert Terrell Bledsoe

"Charles Dickens and 'Boz': The Birth of The Industrial-Age Author" [6/2012] by Robert L. Patten

"The Great Charles Dickens Scandal" [11/2012] by Michael Slater

"Charles Dickens In Love" [12/2012] by Robert Garnett

"Dickens's Style" [8/2013] by Dr Daniel Tyler

"Charles Dickens In Context" [10/2013] by Sally Ledger & Holly Furneaux

Everyday Life in Victorian London book by Judith Flanders  "The Victorian City: Everyday Life In Dickens' London" [2014]
by Judith Flanders

Kindle Edition from Thomas Dunne/Macmillan [7/2014] for $9.99
St. Martin's Griffin 8¼x5½ pb [7/2015] for $13.55
Thomas Dunne Books 9½x6½ hardcover [7/2014] for $19.01

Fiction  About  Charles  Dickens

'The Last Dickens' mystery novel by Matthew Pearl  "The Last Dickens: A Novel" national bestseller [#3 = 2009] by Matthew Pearl
When world-famous author Charles Dickens suddenly dies in 1870, struggling Boston publisher James Osgood sends his trusted clerk to await the arrival of Dickens's final manuscript. But the clerk does not return, his body turns up by the docks, his sister Rebecca asks for help, and James is off after the killer and the manuscript.
Kindle Edition from Random House [3/2009] for $9.99
Random House Trade 8x5¼ pb [10/2009] for $12.50
Random House 9½x7 hardcover [3/2009] out of print/100+ used
Final Recollections of Charles Dickens novel by Thomas Hauser  "The Final Recollections of Charles Dickens: A Novel" [2014]
by Thomas Hauser

Novel weaves together Dickens's well-known history with an imagined tale of mystery, murder, and romance; in 1870 (the year that Dickens died), the ailing author sits down to write his final story, a tale he lived himself in the early years of his career and kept secret until this point.
Kindle Edition from Counterpoint [10/2014] for $12.91
Counterpoint 8¼x5¼ hardcover [11/2014] for $17.37

"A Dickens of A Murder [Canterville Book Shop Mysteries #1 = 10/2015] by Joyce & Jim Lavene

Family  &  Friends
Charles Dickens was born in 1812 at Portsmouth, Hampshire, England and died in 1870 at age 58 at Gad's Hill Place, Higham, Kent.

older sister 'Fan'
infant brother Alfred [Dec 1813-Sept 1814]
younger brother Frederick Dickens

wife Catherine Thomson 'Kate' Hogarth Dickens [1815-79] - married 1836, separated 1858
"The Other Dickens: A Life of Catherine Hogarth" [Cornell Univ Press 2011] by Lillian Nayder ISBN 978-0-8014-4787-7

sister-in-law Mary Hogarth [d. 1837]

sister-in-law Georgina Hogarth [1827-1917]

mistress actress Ellen Lawless 'Nell/Nelly' Ternan Robinson [1839-1914]
met 1857, together until 1870, she married 1876-1910
"Dickens & Ellen Ternan" [Univ California Press 1952] by Ada Nisbet
"The Invisible Woman" [1990] Claire Tomalin's engaging biography of Nelly Ternan

"Great Expectations: The Sons and Daughters of Charles Dickens" [11/2012]
by Robert Gottlieb - about the eleven Dickens children

eldest son Charles Culliford Boz Dickens

eldest daughter Mary 'Mamie' Dickens [1838-96]

Kate Macready Dickens

Walter Landor Dickens

Francis Jeffrey Dickens

Alfred D'Orsay Tennyson Dickens

Sydney Smith Haldimand Dickens

Sir Henry Fielding Dickens [d. 1933]

Dora Annie Dickens

Edward Dickens

probable son by Ellen Ternan who died in infancy

L i n k s
Charles Dickens entry at Wikipedia
browse Charles Dickens Store {returns 550+ titles} at Amazon
Charles Dickens posters category {returns 500+ items} at AllPosters.com
Charles Dickens credits as writer [340 titles since 1897] at Internet Movie Database
character 'Charles Dickens' credits [55 titles since 1916] at Internet Movie Database

The Dickens Fellowship [est. 1902] in London, England
Charles Dickens Museum [built circa 1807-09, open 1925], 48 Doughty Street in London, England
Friends of the Charles Dickens Museum [est. 2004] based in London, England
American Friends of the Charles Dickens Museum [] based in New York City
Dickens 2012: Celebrating The 200th Birthday of Charles Dickens
The Charles Dickens Birthplace Museum [built circa 1800?, opened ?] in Portsmouth, Hampshire, England

David Perdue's Charles Dickens Page [est. 1997] based in Missouri, USA
Charles Dickens - FREE presentations in PowerPoint
The Charles Dickens Pub [] in Worthing, West Sussex, U.K.
The Charles Dickens Pub [] in Bourdeux, France
The Old Curiosity Shop: A Celebration of Charles Dickens [est.1998] website
Dickens biography & dozens of e-texts at Online Literature Network [est. 2000]
Reading Charles Dickens weblog [est. 9/2011]
Charles Dickens Dept. at The Victorian Web [est. 1987]
English-language Charles Dickens fansite [est. 1997] based in Finland
80+ portraits of Charles Dickens at the National Portrait Gallery, St Martin’s Place, London
collections relating to Dickens at the Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, London
A Charles Dickens Journal - Timeline of Dickens's Life [est. 1998]

here on the Charles Dickens [1812-1870] Page at Spirit of America Bookstore

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