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Andrews, Malcolm. Dickens on England and the English. New York: Harper and Row, 1979. Dickens as social observer and critic.

Collins, Philip. Dickens and Education. New York: St. Martin's, 1963. The historical basis for the Gradgrind school and others in Dickens's works.

Collins, Philip, ed. Dickens: The Critical Heritage. London: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1971. A collection of critical essays on Dickens, with emphasis on the nineteenth century.

Donovan, Frank. Dickens and Youth. New York: Dodd, Mead, 1969. An examination of Dickens's treatment of children.

Hobsbaum, Philip. "Hard Times." A Reader's Guide to Charles Dickens. New York: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 1972, pp. 173-87.

Holloway, John. "Hard Times." Dickens and the Twentieth Century. Edited by John Gross and Gabriel Pearson. London: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1962, pp. 165-74.

Johnson, Edgar. Charles Dickens: His Tragedy and Triumph. New York: Viking, 1977. A revised abridgment of the definitive two-volume biography.

Leavis, F. R. "Hard Times: An Analytic Note." In The Great Tradition. New York: New York University Press, 1964. This essay, written in 1950, did a great deal to boost the novel's reputation.

Lucas, John. The Melancholy Man: A Study of Dickens' Novels. London: Methuen, 1970.

MacKenzie, Norman, and Jeanne MacKenzie. Dickens: A Life. New York: Oxford University Press, 1979. One of the best of the recent Dickens's biographies.

Shaw, George Bernard. "Introduction to Hard Times." In Dickens: The Critical Heritage. Edited by Philip Collins. London: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1971, pp. 335-39.

Slater, Michael, ed. Dickens 1970. New York: Stein and Day, 1970. A collection of critical essays on the centenary of Dickens's death.

Thurley, Geoffrey. The Dickens Myth. New York: St. Martin's, 1976.

Vogel, Jane. Allegory in Dickens. University: University of Alabama Press, 1977. A detailed examination of the uses of allegory in Hard Times and other works.

Wilson, Angus. The World of Charles Dickens. New York: Viking 1970. A biography handsomely illustrated with contemporary paintings and etchings.


    1836 Sketches by Boz
    1836-37 The Pickwick Papers
    1837-38 Oliver Twist
    1838-39 Nicholas Nickleby
    1840-41 The Old Curiosity Shop
    1841 Barnaby Rudge
    1842 American Notes
    1843-44 Martin Chuzzlewit
    1843 A Christmas Carol
    1844 The Chimes
    1845 The Cricket on the Hearth
    1846-48 Dombey and Son
    1849-50 David Copperfield
    1852-53 Bleak House
    1855-57 Little Dorrit
    1859 A Tale of Two Cities
    1860-61 Great Expectations
    1864-65 Our Mutual Friend
    1870 The Mystery of Edwin Drood (unfinished)


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