Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens - George Orwell

George Orwell and Charles Dickens

George Orwell's 1940 essay on Charles Dickens.

Hard times - Charles Dickens

Novel set in the fictitious Victorian industrial Coketown criticising English society and aimed at highlighting the social and economic issues of the times.

A Tale of Two Cities - Charles Dickens

Cover of A Tale of Two Cities

Novel about the plight of the French peasantry in the years leading up to the French revolution, and the parallels with life in London. Arguably Dickens most sophisticated work politically speaking. Two Cities graphically describes the corruption and brutality of the French Monarchy and the plight of the peasantry.