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...

Great Expectations

Philip Pirrip ('Pip') is a small village boy being brought up by the blacksmith Joe Gargery. He is told to go and visit the house of Miss Havisham, whose mind had been badly affected by being jilted at the...

Barnaby Rudge

This is an historical novel covering the Gordon riots of 1780 against popery. Barnaby Rudge is a young innocent simpleton who is devoted to his talkative raven, Grip. When he gets caught up in the mayhem of...

A Tale of Two Cities

The story is set in Paris at the time of the French Revolution and in London. Dr Manette, a French physician, witnesses how cruelly treated a peasant and his sister are by the Marquis of St Evremonde. After...