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)Description / Buy at
The Adventures of Oliver Twist (1838)Description / Buy at
The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickelby (1839)Description / Buy at
Barnaby Rudge (1841)Description / Buy at
Master Humphrey's Clock (1841)Description / Buy at
Old Curiosity Shop (1841)Description / Buy at
A Christmas Carol (1843)Description / Buy at
The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit (1844)Description / Buy at
The Chimes (1844)Description / Buy at
The Cricket on the Hearth (1845)Description / Buy at
The Battle of Life (1846)Description / Buy at
Dombey and Son (1848)Description / Buy at
The Haunted Man and the Ghost's Bargain (1848)Description / Buy at
David Copperfield (1850)Description / Buy at
Bleak House (1853)Description / Buy at
Hard Times (1854)Description / Buy at
A Child's History of England (1854)Description / Buy at
Little Dorrit (1855)Description / Buy at
The Hanged Man's Bride (1857)Description / Buy at
A Tale of Two Cities (1859)Description / Buy at
Great Expectations (1861)Description / Buy at
Our Mutual Friend (1865)Description / Buy at
No Thoroughfare (With: Wilkie Collins) (1867)Description / Buy at
The Mystery of Edwin Drood (1870)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

(with Wilkie Collins, Elizabeth Gaskell, Adelaide Anne Procter)

The Black Veil (1836)Description / Buy at
The Holly Tree Inn (1850)Description / Buy at
A House to Let (With: Wilkie Collins,Elizabeth Gaskell,Adelaide Anne Procter) (1858)Description / Buy at
The Haunted House (1859)Description / Buy at
Doctor Marigold (1866)Description / Buy at
The Magic Fishbone (1867)Description / Buy at
George Silverman's Explanation (1868)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Sketches by Boz (1836)Description / Buy at
Master Humphrey's Clock, Volume 2 (1841)Description / Buy at
To Be Read at Dusk (1852)Description / Buy at
The Poor Traveller / Boots at the Holly-Tree Inn (1858)Description / Buy at
Reprinted Pieces (1861)Description / Buy at
The Complete Ghost Stories of Charles Dickens (1866)Description / Buy at
Mudfog and Other Papers Contributed to Bentley's Miscellany (1880)Description / Buy at
Select Short Fiction (1976)Description / Buy at
The Signalman & Other Ghost Stories (1984)Description / Buy at
Hunted Down (2016)Description / Buy at
Night Walks and Other Essays (2020)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Collections

Three Ghost Stories (1998)Description / Buy at
Wicked Wit of Charles Dickens (With: Shelley Klein) (2002)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Elizabeth Gaskell Short Stories/Novellas

(with Elizabeth Gaskell, Adelaide Anne Procter)

Sexton's Hero (By: Elizabeth Gaskell) (1847)Description / Buy at
The Moorland Cottage (By: Elizabeth Gaskell) (1850)Description / Buy at
Lizzie Leigh (By: Elizabeth Gaskell) (1850)Description / Buy at
Mr. Harrison's Confessions (By: Elizabeth Gaskell) (1851)Description / Buy at
Disappearances (By: Elizabeth Gaskell) (1851)Description / Buy at
Bessy's Troubles at Home (By: Elizabeth Gaskell) (1852)Description / Buy at
The Shah's English Gardener (By: Elizabeth Gaskell) (1852)Description / Buy at
An Accursed Race (By: Elizabeth Gaskell) (1855)Description / Buy at
Libbie Marsh's Three Eras (By: Elizabeth Gaskell) (1855)Description / Buy at
The Squire's Story (By: Elizabeth Gaskell) (1855)Description / Buy at
The Poor Clare (By: Elizabeth Gaskell) (1856)Description / Buy at
The Manchester Marriage (By: Elizabeth Gaskell) (1858)Description / Buy at
A House to Let (With: Wilkie Collins,Elizabeth Gaskell,Adelaide Anne Procter) (1858)Description / Buy at
Right at Last (By: Elizabeth Gaskell) (1858)Description / Buy at
The Doom of the Griffiths (By: Elizabeth Gaskell) (1858)Description / Buy at
The Half-Brothers (By: Elizabeth Gaskell) (1859)Description / Buy at
Cousin Phyllis (By: Elizabeth Gaskell) (1864)Description / Buy at
French Life (By: Elizabeth Gaskell) (1864)Description / Buy at
Six Weeks at Heppenheim (By: Elizabeth Gaskell) (2004)Description / Buy at
Morton Hall (By: Elizabeth Gaskell) (2004)Description / Buy at
The Crooked Branch (By: Elizabeth Gaskell) (2004)Description / Buy at
The Heart of John Middleton (By: Elizabeth Gaskell) (2004)Description / Buy at
My French Master (By: Elizabeth Gaskell) (2004)Description / Buy at
The Well of Pen Morfa (By: Elizabeth Gaskell) (2004)Description / Buy at
Bran (By: Elizabeth Gaskell) (2015)Description / Buy at
The Scholar's Story (By: Elizabeth Gaskell) (2016)Description / Buy at
Company Manners (By: Elizabeth Gaskell) (2018)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Collins Big Cat Books

Horses’ Holiday (By: Kaye Umansky) (2005)Description / Buy at
I Want a Pet! (By: Kaye Umansky,Sarah Horne) (2005)Description / Buy at
Shapes on the Seashore: Band 02A/Red A (By: Ali Teo,Frances Ridley) (2005)Description / Buy at
How to Draw Cartoons: Band 08/Purple (By: Ros Asquith) (2006)Description / Buy at
The Farmer’s Lunch: Band 01A/Pink A (By: John Gordon,Paul Shipton) (2009)Description / Buy at
Rat Naps: Band 01B/Pink B (By: Paul Shipton,Tomislav Zlatic) (2009)Description / Buy at
Morris Plays Hide and Seek (By: Vivian French) (2010)Description / Buy at
Mountain Mona (By: Vivian French) (2010)Description / Buy at
Were They Real?: Band 08/Purple (By: Scoular Anderson) (2012)Description / Buy at
Oliver (With: Hilary McKay,Rupert Van Wyk) (2012)Description / Buy at
Jodie the Juggler (By: Vivian French,Beccy Blake) (2012)Description / Buy at
Great Expectations: Band 15/Emerald (By: Hilary McKay,Stefano Tambellini) (2013)Description / Buy at
Helper Bird: Band 03/Yellow (By: Anita Ganeri) (2015)Description / Buy at
The Lonely Penguin (By: Petr Horáček) (2017)Description / Buy at
The Woman who Fooled the Fairies (By: Nick Schon,Rose Impey) (2017)Description / Buy at
Olympic Heroes (By: Jillian Powell) (2017)Description / Buy at
A Letter to New Zealand (By: Alison Hawes) (2017)Description / Buy at
If (By: Mark Beech,Mij Kelly) (2017)Description / Buy at
The Magic Pen (By: Hiawyn Oram,Nick Schon) (2017)Description / Buy at
How The Elephant Got His Trunk (By: Lou Kuenzler) (2017)Description / Buy at
The Lion and the Mouse (By: Anthony Robinson) (2017)Description / Buy at
The Amazing Adventures of Batbird (By: Cliff Moon,Nick Schon) (2017)Description / Buy at
The Brave Baby (By: Richard Johnson,Malachy Doyle) (2017)Description / Buy at
Chewy Hughie (By: Jane Clarke) (2017)Description / Buy at
The Porridge Pincher (By: David Wood - UK) (2017)Description / Buy at
What’s Underground (By: Gill Munton) (2017)Description / Buy at
The Journey of Humpback Whales (By: Andy Belcher) (2017)Description / Buy at
Fire! Fire! (By: Maureen Haselhurst) (2017)Description / Buy at
What Is CGI? (By: Alison Sage,Jon Stuart) (2017)Description / Buy at
Tod and the Trumpet (By: Charlotte Middleton) (2017)Description / Buy at
Around the World (By: Cliff Moon,James Carter) (2017)Description / Buy at
Crunch and Munch (By: Nora Sands) (2017)Description / Buy at
Building High (By: Cliff Moon,Maggie Freeman) (2017)Description / Buy at
Wild Weather (By: Chris Oxlade) (2017)Description / Buy at
When Arthur Wouldn’t Sleep (By: Joseph Theobald) (2017)Description / Buy at
The Stone Cutter (By: Sean Taylor,Serena Curmi) (2017)Description / Buy at
Swimming with Dolphins: Band 09/Gold (By: Angie Belcher) (2017)Description / Buy at
The Very Wet Dog (By: François Hall,Damien Harvey) (2018)Description / Buy at
Pet Detectives (By: Kim Blundell,Jana Novotny Hunter) (2018)Description / Buy at
A Day Out (By: Andy Hammond,Anna Owen) (2018)Description / Buy at
Living Dinosaurs (By: Jonathan Scott,Angela Scott) (2018)Description / Buy at
How to be a Pirate (By: Scoular Anderson) (2018)Description / Buy at
Monster Mess (By: Olivia Villet,Tasha Pym) (2018)Description / Buy at
Bart the Shark (By: Jon Stuart,Paul Shipton) (2018)Description / Buy at
Tig in the Dumps (By: Michaela Morgan,Mike Phillips) (2018)Description / Buy at
Pet Detectives: Tortoise Trouble (By: Kim Blundell,Jana Hunter) (2020)Description / Buy at
Fabulous Creatures – Are they Real? (By: Scoular Anderson) (2020)Description / Buy at
Unusual Traditions (By: John McIlwain) (2020)Description / Buy at
Famous Explorers: Christopher Columbus and Neil Armstrong (By: Jim Mitchell,Charlotte Guillain) (2020)Description / Buy at
Catching Flies (By: June Crebbin) (2020)Description / Buy at
Melrose and Croc Beside the Sea (By: Emma Chichester Clark) (2020)Description / Buy at
Where on Earth? (By: Scoular Anderson) (2020)Description / Buy at
Hercules: Superhero (By: Chris Mould,Diane Redmond) (2020)Description / Buy at
I'm Growing a Truck in the Garden (By: Kenn Nesbitt) (2020)Description / Buy at
Puss in Boots (By: Anna Wilson) (2020)Description / Buy at
How to Be a Viking (By: Scoular Anderson) (2020)Description / Buy at
Spider McDrew and the Egyptians (By: Philip Hopman,Alan Durant) (2020)Description / Buy at
Great Architects (By: Jilly Hunt) (2020)Description / Buy at
How to be an Ancient Egyptian (By: Scoular Anderson) (2020)Description / Buy at
Tara Binns: High-Flying Pilot (By: Lisa Rajan) (2020)Description / Buy at
The Story of Nian (By: Dr Wee Bee Geok) (2020)Description / Buy at
Monster in the Mirror (By: Jean Ure,Sholto Walker) (2020)Description / Buy at
Caribbean Carnival (By: Jillian Powell) (2020)Description / Buy at
Spider’s Big Match (By: Philip Hopman,Alan Durant) (2020)Description / Buy at
Plants, Pollen and Pollinators (By: Becca Heddle) (2020)Description / Buy at
You Are Here: Maps and Why We Use Them (By: Isabel Thomas) (2020)Description / Buy at
The Olympic Games (By: John Foster) (2020)Description / Buy at
Tara Binns: Big Idea Engineer (By: Lisa Rajan) (2020)Description / Buy at
Early Kings of England (By: J.M. Sertori) (2020)Description / Buy at
How to be a Roman (By: Scoular Anderson) (2020)Description / Buy at
Flash Harriet and the Mystery of the Fiendish Footprints (By: Andy Rowland,Karen Wallace) (2020)Description / Buy at
The Games Player of Zob (By: Jan McCafferty,Paul Shipton) (2020)Description / Buy at
Boudica (By: Claire Llewellyn) (2020)Description / Buy at
How to Build a House (By: Isabel Thomas) (2020)Description / Buy at
Great Greek Myths (By: Diane Redmond) (2020)Description / Buy at
As You Like It (By: Jo Cotterill) (2020)Description / Buy at
The Arabian Desert (By: Anita Ganeri) (2020)Description / Buy at
How to be an Ancient Greek (By: Scoular Anderson) (2020)Description / Buy at
The World’s First Women Doctors (By: Cliff Moon,Isabel Thomas) (2020)Description / Buy at
The Secret Garden (By: Fleur Hitchcock) (2020)Description / Buy at
Nightmare (By: Berlie Doherty) (2020)Description / Buy at
How to be a Victorian in 16 Easy Stages (By: Scoular Anderson) (2021)Description / Buy at
The Story of the Suffragettes (By: Joanna Nadin) (2021)Description / Buy at
The Story of the Electric Guitar (By: James Carter) (2021)Description / Buy at
King Lear (By: Martin Howard) (2021)Description / Buy at
Spotlight on Russia (By: Sue Reid) (2021)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Anthologies

The Lock and Key Library Classic Mystery and Detective Stories(1909)Description / Buy at
Great Short Stories of Detection, Mystery and Horror(1931)Description / Buy at
World's Great Mystery Stories(1943)Description / Buy at
Echoes Of Terror(1980)Description / Buy at
Alfred Hitchcock's Fatal Attractions(1983)Description / Buy at
Ghost Stories(1986)Description / Buy at
Great Law and Order Stories(1990)Description / Buy at
The Little Book of Horrors: Tiny Tales of Terror(1992)Description / Buy at
H.P. Lovecraft's Book of Horror(1993)Description / Buy at
100 Dastardly Little Detective Stories(1993)Description / Buy at
100 Hair-Raising Little Horror Stories(1993)Description / Buy at
The Oxford Book of Modern Fairy Tales(1993)Description / Buy at
Thrillers(1994)Description / Buy at
Children's Christmas Stories and Poems(1995)Description / Buy at
Classic Sea Stories(1996)Description / Buy at
Classic Victorian & Edwardian Ghost Stories(1996)Description / Buy at
Writing New York(1998)Description / Buy at
Tales of Terror: Between Heaven and the Earth(2002)Description / Buy at
The World's Greatest Horror Stories(2004)Description / Buy at
50 Classic Novellas(2011)Description / Buy at
London Stories(2013)Description / Buy at
Round the Christmas Fire(2013)Description / Buy at
The Phantom Coach(2014)Description / Buy at
That Glimpse of Truth(2014)Description / Buy at
Chilling Ghost Stories(2015)Description / Buy at
Fireside Ghost Stories for Christmas Eve(2015)Description / Buy at
Best Ghost Short Stories 1850-1899(2016)Description / Buy at
The Wimbourne Book of Victorian Ghost Stories: Volume 2(2016)Description / Buy at
The Greatest Books of All Time #4(2017)Description / Buy at
Writers: Their Lives and Works(2018)Description / Buy at
The Greatest Ghost and Horror Stories Ever Written: volume 3(2019)Description / Buy at
30 Eternal Masterpieces of Humorous Stories(2019)Description / Buy at
30 Occult & Supernatural Masterpieces You Have to Read Before You Die(2019)Description / Buy at
Victorian Anthologies of Classic Spectral Stories to Chill and Thrill the Senses(2020)Description / Buy at
Terrifying Ghosts Short Stories(2021)Description / Buy at
The Dover Anthology of Classic Christmas Stories(2023)Description / Buy at

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7 Responses to “Order of Charles Dickens Books”

  1. Kristine Clark: 3 years ago

    If you have 28 books and don’t know when they were Published just ask Antique roadshow they should be able to help you.


  2. Colin McGee: 3 years ago

    What happened to Master Humphrey’s clock Volume 1?
    Aside from that, thank you for a really useful site!


    • Graeme: 3 years ago

      Hi Colin,

      Master Humphrey’s Clock is on the list above.


  3. Travers Powell: 6 years ago

    Hi. I have 28 Dickens books that appear to be very old but there is no indication of when they were published. The green hard cover books have a spine with gold artwork at the top, gold writing a black symbol and gold Chapman & Hall at the bottom. Is there any way of finding the publication date?


  4. 98ilovri: 11 years ago

    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: 11 years ago

      You’re welcome!


  5. Brandon: 11 years ago

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


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