Dickens Project

“Sophie” of A Reasonable Quantity of Butter and I have decided to read through the novels of Charles Dickens in chronological order and to blog about them together. I had already read through them all, except The Pickwick Papers (which omission I have now rectified). However, as I read most of them as a child, I thought that it would be enjoyable to return to them and see what I think of them now. I will link to my own and Sophie’s reviews here as they go up. I am also planning on reading a biography of Charles Dickens, and might post a review of that sometime or other. Here is Sophie’s introductory post: The Dickens Project; and my own introductory post: Dickens Project.

The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club (April 1836 to November 1837)

My Review: The Pickwick Papers
Sophie’s Review: The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club

The Adventures of Oliver Twist (February 1837 to April 1839)

My Review: The Parish Boy’s Progress
Sophie’s Review: Notes on Oliver Twist

The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby (April 1838 to October 1839)

My Review: The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby
Sophie’s Review: Notes on Nicholas Nickleby

The Old Curiosity Shop (April 1840 to February 1841)

My Review: The Old Curiosity Shop, or Dick Swiveller and the Marchioness
Sophie’s Review: Thoughts on The Old Curiosity Shop

Barnaby Rudge: A Tale of the Riots of ‘Eighty (February 1841 to November 1841)

My Review: Barnaby Rudge: A Tale of the Riots of ’Eighty
Sophie’s Review: A Tale of the Riots of ’Eighty

The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit (January 1843 to July 1844)

My Review: Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit
Sophie’s Review: Life and Misdemeanors of Martin Chuzzlewit

The Christmas Books (short novels & novellas)

• A Christmas Carol (1843)

My Review: A Christmas Carol: A Ghost Story of Christmas
Sophie’s Review: A Christmas Carol in Prose

• The Chimes (1844)

My Review: The Chimes. A Goblin Story.
Sophie’s Review: A Goblin Story

• The Cricket on the Hearth (1845)

My Review: The Cricket on the Hearth. A Fairy Tale of Home.
Sophie’s Review: A Deception in Three Chirps

• The Battle of Life (1846)

My Review: The Battle of Life. A Love Story.
Sophie’s Review: The Battle of Life

• The Haunted Man and the Ghost’s Bargain (1848)

My Review: A Fancy for Christmas Time?
Sophie’s Review: The Haunted Man

Dealings with the Firm of Dombey and Son (October 1846 to April 1848)

My Review: Dealings with the Firm of Dombey and Son: Wholesale, Retail, and for Exportation
Sophie’s Review: Dombey and Son

David Copperfield (May 1849 to November 1850)

My Review: David Copperfield
Sophie’s Review: Trotwood Copperfield

Bleak House (March 1852 to September 1853)

My Review: Bleak House
Sophie’s Review: Bleak House

Hard Times: For These Times (April 1854 to August 1854)

My Review: Hard Times: For These Times
Sophie’s Review: Hard on ‘Hard Times’

Little Dorrit (December 1855 to June 1857)

My Review: Little Dorrit
Sophie’s Review: Amy & Arthur

A Tale of Two Cities (April 1859 to November 1859)

My Review: A Tale of Two Cities
Sophie’s Review: A Tale of Two Cities

Great Expectations (December 1860 to August 1861)

My Review: Great Expectations
Sophie’s Review: Great Expectations

Our Mutual Friend (May 1864 to November 1865)

My Review: Our Mutual Friend
Sophie’s Review: Our Mutual Friend

The Mystery of Edwin Drood (April 1870 to September 1870)

My Review: The Mysteries of Edwin Drood
Sophie’s Review: The Mystery of Edwin Drood

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Image:

Detail from a photograph of Charles Dickens taken by George Herbert Watkins in 1858.

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