Charles Dickens Archives

dickens portraitBrowse our Collection of Stories and Videos Written and Inspired by Charles Dickens.

Charles Dickens, in full Charles John Huffam Dickens, (born February 7, 1812, Portsmouth, Hampshire, England—died June 9, 1870, Gad’s Hill, near Chatham, Kent), English novelist, generally considered the greatest of the Victorian era. His many volumes include such works as A Christmas CarolDavid CopperfieldBleak HouseA Tale of Two CitiesGreat Expectations, and Our Mutual Friend.

Dickens enjoyed a wider popularity during his lifetime than had any previous author. Much in his work could appeal to the simple and the sophisticated, to the poor and to the queen, and technological developments as well as the qualities of his work enabled his fame to spread worldwide very quickly. His long career saw fluctuations in the reception and sales of individual novels, but none of them was negligible or uncharacteristic or disregarded, and, though he is now admired for aspects and phases of his work that were given less weight by his contemporaries, his popularity has never ceased. The most abundantly comic of English authors, he was much more than a great entertainer. The range, compassion, and intelligence of his apprehension of his society and its shortcomings enriched his novels and made him both one of the great forces in 19th-century literature and an influential spokesman of the conscience of his age.

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A Christmas Carol

A Tale Of Two Cities

Barnaby Rudge

Bleak House

David Copperfield

Dombey and Son

Great Expectations

Hard Times

Little Dorrit

Martin Chuzzlewit

Nicholas Nickleby

Oliver Twist

Our Mutual Friend

The Old Curiosity Shop

The Pickwick Papers




Jane Austen Archives

Browse our Collection of Short Stories, Poems, Books, Audiobooks and Videos Written and Inspired by Jane Austen.

Jane Austen, (born December 16, 1775, Steventon, Hampshire, England—died July 18, 1817, Winchester, Hampshire), English writer who first gave the novel its distinctly modern character through her treatment of ordinary people in everyday life. She published four novels during her lifetime: Sense and Sensibility (1811), Pride and Prejudice (1813), Mansfield Park (1814), and Emma(1815). In these and in Persuasion and Northanger Abbey (published together posthumously, 1817), she vividly depicted English middle-class life during the early 19th century. Her novels defined the era’s novel of manners, but they also became timeless classics that remained critical and popular successes two centuries after her death.

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Pride and Prejudice (Book)

Sense and Sensibility (Book)

Persuasion (Book)

Emma (Book)

Mansfield Park (Book)

Love, Friendship, and Other Early Works

Lady Susan (Book)

Northanger Abbey (Book)

Jane Austen (Biography)


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Lady Susan

Pride and Prejudice



The Watsons





Short Poems – Compilation (Audio), by Edgar Allan Poe

A Valentine (Poetry)

An Enigma (Poetry)

To My Mother (Poetry)

El Dorado (Poetry)

Eulalie (Poetry)

To Marie Louise (Poetry)

The City in the Sea (Poetry)

The Sleeper (Poetry)

Bridal Ballad (Poetry)

Lenore (Poetry)

To One in Paradise (Poetry)

Coliseum (Poetry)

Haunted Palace (Poetry)

The Conqueror Worm (Poetry)

Silence (Poetry)

Dream Land (Poetry)

Hymn (Poetry)

To Zante (Poetry)

Sonnet of Science (Poetry)

Alone (Poetry)

Romance (Poetry)

A Dream (Poetry)

The French Revolution – Complete (Audiobook), by Thomas Carlyle

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Edgar Allan Poe Archives

Enjoy our collection of Edgar Allan Poe’s poetry, stories, audiobooks, and videos.

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The Fall of the House of Usher

The Masque of the Red Death

The Raven

Edgar Allan Poe’s Complete Poetical Works

The Cask of Amontillado

Le Corbeau


The Cask of Amontillado (Short Story)

The Masque of the Red Death (Short Story)

The Fall of the House of Usher (Short Story)

The Black Cat (Short Story)

The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar (Short Story)

The Tell-Tale Heart (Short Story)

The Premature Burial (Short Story)

Berenice (Short Story)

Ligeia (Short Story)

Hop-Frog (Short Story)

The Raven (Poetry)

The Pit and the Pendulum (Short Story)

Annabel Lee (Poetry)

Short Poems Compilation (Audio)