Charles Dickens was born in 1812 near Portsmouth, where his father worked as a clerk. Living in London in 1824, Dickens was sent by his family to work in a blacking-warehouse, and his father was arrested and imprisoned for debt. Fortunes improved and Dickens returned to school, eventually becoming a parliamentary reporter. His first piece of fiction was published by a magazine in December 1832, and by 1836 he had begun his first novel, The Pickwick Papers. He focused his career on writing, completing fourteen highly successful novels, as well as penning journalism, shorter fiction and travel books. He died in 1870.

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Jim Dale Narrator
(2003)

A Tale of Two Cities

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Simon Prebble Narrator
(2011)

A Christmas Carol

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Arthur Rackham Illustrator

A Christmas Carol

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Simon Prebble Narrator
(2007)

Great Expectations

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Simon Prebble Narrator
(2011)

Oliver Twist

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(2006)

A Christmas Carol

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David Copperfield

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(2012)

A Christmas Carol

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Anton Lesser Narrator
(2004)

A Christmas Carol

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A Tale of Two Cities

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Bleak House

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Simon Vance Narrator
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David Copperfield

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Simon Vance Narrator
(2009)

A Tale of Two Cities

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A Christmas Carol

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Simon Vance Narrator
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Great Expectations

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Simon Vance Narrator
(2008)

Great Expectations

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(2006)

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George Alfred Williams Illustrator

Classic Ghost Stories

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A Tale Of Two Cities

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(2005)

A Christmas Carol

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(2002)

Oliver Twist

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Oliver Twist

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Simon Vance Narrator
(2008)

Oliver Twist

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A Christmas Carol

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A Christmas Carol

Classics in Audio Series

Charles Dickens Author
Ralph Cosham Narrator
(2003)

Some Christmas Stories

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(2012)

Bleak House

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David Case Narrator
(2006)

David Copperfield

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The Pickwick Papers

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Simon Prebble Narrator
(2009)

Great Expectations

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Martin Jarvis Narrator
(2017)

Great Expectations

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(2003)

The Old Curiosity Shop

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Anton Lesser Narrator
(2010)

Christmas Short Stories

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(2011)

A Tale of Two Cities

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Adam Henderson Narrator

Little Dorrit

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Simon Vance Narrator
(2006)

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Great Expectations

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John Lee Narrator
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Our Mutual Friend

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Simon Vance Narrator
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