5) Bleak House
6) Hard times
The Mystery of Edwin Drood is a highly atmospheric tale of murder. Central to the plot is John Jasper: in public he is a man of integrity and benevolence; in private he is an opium addict....
9) Oliver Twist
15) Christmas books
"My dear children, I am very anxious that you should know something about the History of Jesus Christ. For everybody ought to know Him. No one ever lived who was so good, so kind, so gentle . . ."
So begins The Life of Our Lord, the sincere efforts of Charles Dickens to teach his children about the life, ministry, and mission of Jesus Christ, the Savior of the world.
18) Little Dorrit
Charles Dickens attained an astounding level of popular acclaim during his lifetime; Victorian audiences clamored for his traditional Christmastime stories every year. The tale A Message From the Sea is an example of one of Dickens' Christmas publications; although the nautical setting of the story is not what one would traditionally expect from a holiday publication, the themes of charity, good will, and rising above seemingly insurmountable...