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...

Bleak House

Sir Leicester Dedlock of Chesney Wold is unaware of his wife's illegitimate daughter, Esther, who is eventually made a ward of John Jarndyce, her guardian at Bleak House. Richard Carstone and his cousin Ada...

Hard Times

This is the short story of Thomas Gradgrind of Coketown, an industrial mill down in the north of England. He wishes to bring up his two children in 'practical ways'. His daughter. Louisa, is married to the...