Charles Dickens (1812-1870) was an English author who is considered to be the greatest novelist of the Victorian Era. He is best known for works such as Oliver Twist, A Christmas Carol, David Copperfield, A Tale of Two Cities and lots more. His work was praised for its humour, satire and observations of society.

Charles Dickens made his literary debut with the monthly serial The Pickwick Papers, which ran from April 1836 to November 1837. Below is a list of Charles Dickens’ books in order of when they were originally published:

Publication Order of Standalone Novels


The Pickwick Papers(1837) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Adventures of Oliver Twist(1839) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickelby(1839) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Barnaby Rudge(1841) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Master Humphrey's Clock(1841) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Old Curiosity Shop(1841) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Christmas Carol(1843) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit(1844) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Chimes(1844) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Cricket on the Hearth(1845) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Battle of Life(1846) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dombey and Son(1848) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Haunted Man and the Ghost's Bargain(1848) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
David Copperfield(1850) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Bleak House(1853) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hard Times: For These Times(1854) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Little Dorrit(1857) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Tales of Two Cities(1859) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Great Expectations(1861) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Our Mutual Friend(1865) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Mystery of Edwin Drood(1870) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Story Collections


Sketches by Boz(1836) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Master Humphrey's Clock(1841) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Boots at the Holly-tree Inn(1858) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Reprinted Pieces(1861) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Mudfrog Papers(1880) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

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  • crimclov

    You have failed to list Barnaby Rudge. Your list is therefore inaccurate and unreliable.

    • Brandon

      …Or you could just politely let us know about the oversight and we can amend said list.

  • 98ilovri

    Since some people like to leave rude comments, I decided to leave a good one! This site has been so helpful to me. I have finally sorted my library and have been able to put the Chronicles of Narnia, the Dark Tower series, A Series of Unfortunate Events, and the Game of thrones series in perfect order. Thank you very much. Your work is appreciated by the majority of users :)

    • Brandon

      You’re welcome!