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The Dickens Project
Visit the University of California's legendary center for the study of Charles Dickens, which features new insights into the author's methods and facts about his life.

The Dickens Fellowship
Descriptions of Dickens' fiction, journalism, and a biography are the main elements of this site. It is a useful introduction for those new to the Dickens oeuvre.

A Charles Dickens Journal
An extensive exploration of Dickens' life presented as a year-by-year biography.

David Perdue's Charles Dickens Page
A great place to immerse yourself in the world of Charles Dickens. It features a synopsis of his novels, descriptions of characters from his major works, original illustrations, a timeline, and much more.

PBS Online: ExxonMobil Masterpiece Theatre
This long-running television series has showcased dramatizations of a number of Dickens novels. Explore the Web companions to David Copperfield, Great Expectations, Oliver Twist, and Our Mutual Friend.

Charles Dickens' Birthplace Museum
Recreated in the Regency style that would have been present at Dickens' 1812 birth, this Portsmouth home, now a museum, commemorates the early childhood of the literary giant.

The Charles Dickens Museum
The museum is located at the only remaining house where Dickens stayed with his wife, Catherine, and their children in London. The Web site offers a virtual tour and descriptions of the home's rooms.

The Literature Network: Charles Dickens
The Literature Network allows users to read excerpts or entire works by Dickens online! An excellent reference for quotes and passages from the author.

Discovering Dickens: A Community Reading Project
Stanford University seeks to reignite the shared excitement and discovery kindled by the novels of Dickens by organizing a project to read them in serial installments, just as they were published and read in the author's time. The site includes illustrations, maps, keys, and glossaries for the modern reader.

Project Guttenberg
Search for works by any major author, available as text online. Use it to find Dickens' works or explore those of his contemporaries.

Charles Dickens

Portrait of Charles Dickens, who was born in England in 1812.
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