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This book-collection file includes: Pickwick Papers, Oliver Twist, Nicholas Nichleby, Old Curiosity Shop, Barnaby Rudge, Martin Chuzzlewit, Dombey and son, David Copperfield, Bleak House, Hard Time, Little Dorrit, Tale of Two Cities, GreatMoreThis book-collection file includes: Pickwick Papers, Oliver Twist, Nicholas Nichleby, Old Curiosity Shop, Barnaby Rudge, Martin Chuzzlewit, Dombey and son, David Copperfield, Bleak House, Hard Time, Little Dorrit, Tale of Two Cities, Great Expectations, Our Mutual Firned, No Thoroughfare (with Wilkie Collins), and Mystery of Edwin Drood (unfinished). With the active (linked) table of content, click on a title to go to it, and use the Back button to return to the table of contents. According to Wikipedia: Charles John Huffam Dickens, FRSA (IPA: /t??:lz d?k?nz/- 7 February 1812 - 9 June 1870), pen-name Boz, was one of the most popular English novelists of the Victorian era as well as a vigorous social campaigner. Critics George Gissing and G. K. Chesterton championed Dickenss mastery of prose, his endless invention of unique, clever personalities, and his powerful social sensibilities, but fellow writers such as George Henry Lewes, Henry James, and Virginia Woolf faulted his work for sentimentality, implausible occurrences, and grotesque characterizations. The popularity of Dickenss novels and short stories has meant that they have never gone out of print. Many of Dickenss novels first appeared in periodicals and magazines in serialized form-a popular format for fiction at the time-and, unlike many other authors who completed entire novels before serial production commenced, Dickens often composed his works in parts, in the order in which they were meant to appear. Such a practice lent his stories a particular rhythm, punctuated by one minor cliffhanger after another, to keep the (original) public looking forward to the next installment.