Our list of some of the best Dickens books & series in recent years. Get inspired by one or more of the following books.
Penguin English Library Bleak House (2012)
The Penguin English Library Edition of Bleak House by Charles Dickens ‘Fog everywhere. Fog up the river, where it flows among green aits and meadows; fog down the river, where it rolls defiled among the tiers of shipping, and the waterside pollutions of a great (and dirty) city. Fog on the Essex marshes, fog on the Kentish heights.
Spark Notes Hard Times (2002)
They’re today’s most popular study guides-with everything you need to succeed in school. Written by Harvard students for students, since its inception SparkNotes has developed a loyal community of dedicated users and become a major education brand. Consumer demand has been so strong that the guides have expanded to over 150 titles.
Oliver Twist (1998)
Tor Classics are affordably-priced editions designed to attract the young reader. Original dynamic cover art enthusiastically represents the excitement of each story. Appropriate “reader friendly” type sizes have been chosen for each title―offering clear, accurate, and readable text.
The Old Curiosity Shop (Penguin English Library El75) (1995)
For the character of Little Nell, the beautiful child thrown into a shadowy, terrifying world, Dickens drew on a tragedy in his own life, the death at the age of seventeen of his sister-in-law Mary Hogarth. Five years later he wrote, ‘the desire to be buried next her is as strong upon me now
Great Expectations (2017)
Great Expectations is Charles Dickens’s thirteenth novel and his penultimate (completed) novel; a bildungsroman which depicts the personal growth and personal development of an orphan nicknamed Pip. It is Dickens’s second novel, after David Copperfield, to be fully narrated in the first person. The novel was first published as a serial in Dickens’s weekly periodical All the Year Round, from 1 December 1860 to August 1861.
A Christmas Carol (2015)
A Christmas Carol is a novella by Charles Dickens, first published in London by Chapman & Hall on 19 December 1843. The novella met with instant success and critical acclaim.
Best Dickens Books You Should Enjoy
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Capital and the Cosmos: War, Society and the Quest for Profit
Author(s): Peter Dickens
ID: 3575802, Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan, Year: 2023, Size: 3 Mb, Format: pdf
The Death Penalty in Dickens and Derrida: The Last Sentence of the Law
Author(s): Jeremy Tambling (editor)
ID: 3728773, Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic, Year: 2023, Size: 8 Mb, Format: pdf
The Turning Point : 1851--A Year That Changed Charles Dickens and the World
Author(s): Robert Douglas-Fairhurst
ID: 3224412, Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Year: 2022, Size: 51 Mb, Format: epub
Please note that this booklist is not final. Some books are truly best-sellers according to Chicago Tribune, others are written by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant resources you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.