You Gotta Know These Charles Dickens Novels

The dates given below refer to the years in which Dickens’s works were first printed in book form. However, most of Dickens’s novels were initially serialized in magazines. As a result, Dickens created complex plots filled with cliffhangers to entice readers to buy each issue. (In the case of The Old Curiosity Shop, public interest in the character of Little Nell was so great that New Yorkers stormed the ship bringing the final installment to the United States.) Dickens himself edited some of the journals, such as Household Words, that published his novels.

This article was contributed by NAQT writer Daoud Jackson.

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