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Dickens, Charles

Works: 6,141 works in 13,562 publications in 33 languages and 31,002 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Bildungsromans  Domestic fiction  Juvenile works  Historical fiction  Autobiographical fiction  Christmas stories  Ghost stories  Satire 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Creator, Other, Contributor, Honoree, Correspondent, Dedicatee, Editor, Author of introduction
Classifications: PR4558, 823.8
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Charles Dickens
Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens( Book )

900 editions published between 1000 and 2019 in 27 languages and held by 2,990 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The adventures of the orphan boy who is forced to practice thievery and live a life of crime in nineteenth-century London
Great expectations by Charles Dickens( )

563 editions published between 1801 and 2019 in 8 languages and held by 2,246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Considered by many to be Dickens' finest novel, Great Expectations traces the growth of the book's narrator, Philip Pirrip (Pip), from a boy of shallow dreams to a man with depth of character. From its famous dramatic opening on the bleak Kentish marshes, the story abounds with some of Dickens' most memorable characters. Among them are the kindly blacksmith Joe Gargery, the mysterious convict Abel Magwitch, the eccentric Miss Haversham and her beautiful ward Estella, Pip's good-hearted room-mate Herbert Pocket and the pompous Pumblechook. As Pip unravels the truth behind his own 'great expectations' in his quest to become a gentleman, the mysteries of the past and the convolutions of fate through a series of thrilling adventures serve to steer him towards maturity and his most important discovery of all - the truth about himself
David Copperfield by Charles Dickens( Book )

800 editions published between 1843 and 2019 in 22 languages and held by 2,241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Judged by many to be Dickens' masterpiece because of unforgettable characters and incidents
A Christmas carol : being a ghost story of Christmas by Charles Dickens( Book )

619 editions published between 1843 and 2019 in 10 languages and held by 1,952 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new edition of the traditional Christmas ghost story with critical comments and discussion on both the story and Dickens' reading of it
A tale of two cities by Digengsi( Book )

575 editions published between 1843 and 2019 in 12 languages and held by 1,414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Tale of Two Cities is Charles Dickens's great historical novel, set against the violent upheaval of the French Revolution. The most famous and perhaps the most popular of his works, it compresses an event of immense complexity to the scale of a family history, with a cast of characters that includes a bloodthirsty ogress and an antihero as believably flawed as any in modern fiction. Though the least typical of the author's novels, A Tale of Two Cities still underscores many of his enduring themes--imprisonment, injustice, and social anarchy, resurrection and the renunciation that fosters renewal. "Dickens's French Revolution is probably more like the French Revolution than Carlyle's," said G.K. Chesterton. "In dignity and eloquence A Tale of Two Cities almost stands alone among the books by Dickens."
Hard times by Charles Dickens( )

281 editions published between 1850 and 2018 in 9 languages and held by 1,070 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of an industrial city in Northern England and the bleak existence of its inhabitants in the mid-1800s
The old curiosity shop by Charles Dickens( )

241 editions published between 1840 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 928 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a run-down part of London, where criminals and honest people live side-by side, Nell lives with her grandfather in the Old Curiosity Shop. They are very poor, and Nell is worried because her grandfather stays out all night and then is upset and ill when he returns. When disaster strikes, Nell must try to protect herself and her grandfather from people who wish them harm, including the evil Mr. Quip
Barnaby Rudge by Charles Dickens( )

220 editions published between 1800 and 2018 in 8 languages and held by 838 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Skildring af en folkeopstand i London i 1780 i protest mod, at parlamentet ophævede nogle gamle forordninger med katolikker
Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens( )

246 editions published between 1843 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 786 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Upon its publication in 1857, Little Dorrit immediately outsold any of Dickens's previous books. The story of William Dorrit, imprisoned for debt in Marshalsea Prison, and his daughter and helpmate, Amy, or Little Dorrit, the novel charts the progress of the Dorrit family from poverty to riches. In his Introduction, David Gates argues that?intensity of imagination is the gift from which Dickens's other great attributes derive: his eye and ear, his near-universal empathy, his ability to entertain both a sense of the ridiculous and a sense of ultimate significance.?
Dombey and son by Charles Dickens( Book )

235 editions published between 1846 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roman om den stolte og hårde forretningsmand Dombey der, forbitret af sorgen over sin eneste søns død, støder sin kone og datter fra sig og forsømmer sin forretning
Our mutual friend by Charles Dickens( Book )

186 editions published between 1843 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Harmond skal, for at arve sin fader, ægte Bella Wilfer. For, selv ukendt, at lære hende at kende, bejler han under falsk navn
The mystery of Edwin Drood by Charles Dickens( Book )

165 editions published between 1867 and 2019 in 6 languages and held by 527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Mystery of Edwin Drood is the final, uncompleted novel by Charles Dickens. John Jasper is a choirmaster who is in love with one of his pupils, Rosa Bud. She is the fiancee of his nephew, Edwin Drood. A hot-tempered man from Ceylon also becomes interested in her and he and Drood take an instant dislike to one another. Later, Drood disappears, and as Dickens never finished the novel, Drood's fate remains a mystery indeed
Nicholas Nickleby by Charles Dickens( Book )

189 editions published between 1835 and 2018 in 10 languages and held by 426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Takket være sit ærlige og gode sind klarer den 19-årige Nicholas alle vanskeligheder for sig selv, sin mor og sin søster, da hans far er død uden at efterlade sig penge
Martin Chuzzlewit by Charles Dickens( Book )

127 editions published between 1843 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Old Martin Chuzzlewit, tormented by the greed and selfishness of his family, effectively drives his grandson, young Martin, to undertake a voyage to America. It is a voyage which will have crucial consequences not only for young Martin, but also for his grandfather and his grandfather''s servant, Mary Graham with whom young Martin is in love
The uncommercial traveller by Charles Dickens( )

58 editions published between 1850 and 2019 in 3 languages and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays, der med dickensk humor og stemning skildrer en rejse til Kanalkysten, natlige vandringer i London, og et besøg på en gammel diligencekro
The posthumous papers of the Pickwick club by Charles Dickens( Book )

119 editions published between 1820 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roman, der i "rapporter" skildrer en række hændelser i forbindelse med Pickwick klubbens medlemmers rejser og oplevelser
A child's history of England by Charles Dickens( )

62 editions published between 1853 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This three-volume history of England from before the Roman conquest through to the Glorious Revolution of 1688 was originally serialised in Charles Dickens' magazine Household Words between 1851 and 1853. The text was published in book form in the same period, although each volume was post-dated to the following year. Dickens dedicated the work to his own children, intending it to be a stepping stone to more substantial histories. The volumes were popular with readers for decades, and were used in British schools well into the twentieth century. Dickens employs his signature style to bring events and personalities to life, making use of vivid similes, unabashedly partisan language and direct speech, as well as the occasional moral lesson. Volume 1 covers the period from the campaigns of Julius Caesar up to the close of the reign of the 'miserable brute' King John
Haunted man and the ghost's bargain, the by Charles Dickens( )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sketches by Boz by Charles Dickens( )

30 editions published between 1839 and 2019 in 3 languages and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charles Dickens's first published book, Sketches by Boz (1836) heralded an exciting new voice in English literature. This richly varied collection of observation, fancy and fiction shows the London he knew so intimately at its best and worst - its streets, theatres, inns, pawnshops, law courts, prisons, omnibuses and the river Thames - in honest and visionary descriptions of everyday life and people. Through pen portraits that often anticipate characters from his great novels, we see the condemned man in his prison cell, garrulous matrons, vulgar young clerks and Scrooge-like bachelors, while Dickens's powers for social critique are never far from the surface, in unflinching depictions of the vast metropolis's forgotten citizens, from child workers to prostitutes. A startling mixture of humour and pathos, these Sketches reveal London as wonderful terrain for an extraordinary young writer. Sketches is a remarkable achievement, and looks towards Dickens's giant novels in its profusion of characters, its glimpses of surreal modernity and its limitless fund of pathos and comic invention
Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens( Recording )

99 editions published between 1986 and 2018 in 8 languages and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En forældreløs dreng får en grufuld opvækst på et fattighus i England i forrige århundrede og flygter til London, hvor han falder i kløerne på en tyvebande
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