DICKENS, Charles

Dombey and Son

These are the affairs handled by the shipping firm "Dombey and Son". Dombey is rich and loses his wife in childbirth. The son, Paul, is sent to Dr Blimber's school but dies after an illness. The daughter is...

The Trial for Murder

The Trial for Murder is a collaborative work, written by Dickens and Charles Allston Collins. It is a mystery story and it was published in 1866 in Three Ghost stories.

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The Signal Man

It is a ghost story and in fact it was published as Three Ghost stories. A year before he wrote the story, on 9 June 1865 the Staplehurst rail crash took place. The train in which Dickens was...

The Old Curiosity Shop

Nell Trent lives in poverty with his grandfather unsuccessfully running a shop, and they are forced to borrow from the deformed dwarf Daniel Quilp. Unable to keep up payments, the grandfather tries gambling...

Pictures from Italy

In 1844, Charles Dickens took a break from novel writing to travel through Italy for almost a year and Pictures from Italy is an illuminating account of his experiences there. He presents the country like a...

Nicholas Nickleby

By the age of nineteen, Nicholas Nickleby and his family are left penniless and need to ask for help from his merciless uncle, Ralph. Nicholas is sent to Dotheboys Hall, and runs away with the lad Smike...