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

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

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

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

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

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

Publication Order of Collections

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

Publication Order of Elizabeth Gaskell Short Stories/Novellas

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

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

Publication Order of Wilkie Collins Short Stories/Novellas

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

The Last Stage Coachman (By: Wilkie Collins) (1843)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Mr. Wray's Cash Box (By: Wilkie Collins) (1852)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
A Terribly Strange Bed (By: Wilkie Collins) (1852)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Nun's Story of Gabriel's Marriage (By: Wilkie Collins) (1853)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Dream Woman (By: Wilkie Collins) (1855)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Angler's Story of the Lady of Glenwith Grange (By: Wilkie Collins) (1855)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
After Dark (By: Wilkie Collins) (1856)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
A House to Let (With: Wilkie Collins,Elizabeth Gaskell,Adelaide Anne Procter) (1858)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Haunted House (By: Wilkie Collins) (1859)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Queen of Hearts (By: Wilkie Collins) (1859)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Cauldron of Oil (By: Wilkie Collins) (1861)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
No Thoroughfare (With: Wilkie Collins) (1867)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Dead Alive (By: Wilkie Collins) (1873)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Miss or Mrs.? (By: Wilkie Collins) (1873)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
John Jago's Ghost (By: Wilkie Collins) (1874)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Haunted Hotel (By: Wilkie Collins) (1879)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
My Lady's Money (By: Wilkie Collins) (1879)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Who Killed Zebedee? (By: Wilkie Collins) (1880)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Miss Gwilt (By: Wilkie Collins) (1880)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Yellow Mask (By: Wilkie Collins) (1887)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Sights A-Foot (By: Wilkie Collins) (1887)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Black and White (By: Wilkie Collins) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Anthologies

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

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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.

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  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!

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    • Graeme: 3 years ago

      Hi Colin,

      Master Humphrey’s Clock is on the list above.

      Reply

  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?

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  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 🙂

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    • Brandon: 11 years ago

      You’re welcome!

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  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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