As I begin to read Dickens’ books, as well as the critical works and biographies, I’ll list the editions I’m reading here (* denotes the book has been finished). As part of this reading project I’ll be reading Dickens in as many formats and editions as possible, hardcover, paperback, digital, etc. You can see my daily reading progress on my Reading Log.
* Bleak House. Oxford Illustrated Dickens (1989). Introduction by Sir Osbert Sitwell. xxii, 880 pp.
Martin Chuzzlewit. Oxford Illustrated Dickens (1989). Introduction by Geoffrey Russell. xxii, 841 pp.
Martin Chuzzlewit. Penguin Classics (2003). Edited with an introduction and notes by Patricia Ingham, xxxiv, 829 pp.
*“American Notes and Pictures from Italy October 1842, May 1846” in The Critical Heritage: Charles Dickens. Ed by Philip Collins. Routledge (1986), 666 pp. (pdf)
*“Charles Dickens” in The Book of Lost Books. Stuart Kelly. Random House (2005), pp260-265 (on Edwin Drood)
*“A Tale of Two Cities” in Critical Companion to Charles Dickens by Paul Davis. Facts of File (2007), 676 pp.
*“Any Friend of Nicholas Nickleby’s Is a Friend of Mine,” in I Sing the Body Electric. Ray Bradubry. Bantam (1971), 228 pp (digital edition)
American Notes and Pictures from Italy. Oxford Illustrated Dickens (1989). Introduction by Sacheverell Sitwell. xv, 433 pp.
*Robert R Harris, “Dickens in America,” The Wilson Quarterly Vol. 3, No. 4 (Autumn, 1979), pp. 172-185 (pdf)
*Laurence Senelick, “Charles Dickens and ‘The Tell-Tale Heart’,” Poe Studies, June 1973, Vol. VI, No. 1, 6:12-14 (read online)
*Sidney P. Moss, “Poe’s ‘Two Long Interviews’ with Dickens,” Poe Studies, June 1978, Vol. XI, No. 1, 11:10-12 (read online)
The Letters of Charles Dickens. Pilgrim Edition. Ed. By House, Storey and Tillotson. Vol. 3 1842-43. Clarendon (1974), xxviii, 692 (629 text)
* “Charles Dickens” (reviews of Sketches, Pickwick, Old Curiosity Shop, Barnaby Rudge) in Essays and Reviews. Edgar Allan Poe. Library of America (1984), 204-244.
*Introduction by David Trotter. Great Expectations. Penguin (1996). Edited and with notes by Charlotte Mitchell. xxviii, 514 pp.
Unwin Critical Library: Great Expectations. Anny Sadrin. Unwin Hyman (1988), 290 pp.
*“The Genesis of a Novel: Great Expectations” Harry Stone in Charles Dickens 1812-1870, a Centennial Volumeedited by EWF Tomlin (1970), 288 pp.
*Great Expectations. BOMC (1997). With illustrations by Charles Green. Introduction by Andrew Lang. xi, 566.
*Great Expectations. Oxford Illustrated Dickens (1989). With illustrations by F.W. Pailthorpe. Introduction by Frederick Page. xvi, 461 pp.
*A Tale of Two Cities. Ed with intro and notes by Richard Maxwell. Penguin (2003), lii, 489 pp.
*David Copperfield. Ed with intro and notes by Jeremy Tambling. Penguin (2004), xlv, 974 pp.
*David Copperfield. Oxford Illustrated Dickens (1989). Introduction by R.H. Malden, xviii, 877 pp.
*The Disappearance of Edwin Drood. Peter Rowland. St Martin’s Press (1991), 176 pp.
*Barnaby Rudge. Read by Robert Whitfield. Blackstone Audio (2008).
*Barnaby Rudge. Oxford Illustrated Dickens (1989). Introduction by Kathleen Tillotson, xxv, 634 pp.
*Barnaby Rudge. Penguin Classics (2003). Edited with an introduction and notes by John Bowen, xliii, 744 pp.
*The Last Dickens. Matthew Pearl. Random House (2009), 383 pp.
*The Companion to The Mystery of Edwin Drood. Wendy S Jacobson. Allen & Unwin (1986), 209 pp.
*The Mystery of Edwin Drood. The Clarendon Dickens (1972). Ed by Margaret Cardwell. Lvii, 269 pp.
*Introduction by Norman Page. The Old Curiosity Shop. Penguin (2000). xxxi, 576 pp.
*The Old Curiosity Shop. Oxford Illustrated Dickens (1989). Introduction by The Earl of Wicklow, xvii, 555 pp.
* Master Humphrey’s Clock and A Child’s History of England. Oxford Illustrated Dickens (1989). Introduction by Derek Hudson. xi, 531 pp.
*“The Lamplighter” in The Uncommercial Traveller and Reprinted Pieces. Oxford Illustrated Dickens (1989). Introduction by Leslie C Staples. xiv, 756 pp.
*The Lamplighter, a Farce in One Act in Miscellaneous Papers Vol II. Centenary Edition of the Works of Charles Dickens. Chapman and Hall (1911), 498 pp. pdf
*The Strange Gentleman, The Village Coquettes, Is She his Wife, or Something Singular? in Plays, Poems and Miscellanies. The Writings of Charles Dickens. Standard Library Edition. Ed. By Edwin Percy Whipple. Vol XXVIII. Houghton, Mifflin (1894), xxvi, 591 pp. pdf
*Becoming Dickens: the Invention of a Novelist. Robert Douglas-Fairhurst. Belknap Press (2011), 389 pp.
*Nicholas Nickleby. Oxford Illustrated Dickens (1989). Introduction by Dame Sybil Thorndike. xix, 831 pp.
*When Mr Pickwick Went Fishing. Samuel W. Lambert. The Brick Row Book Shop (1924), 83 pp. (finished 1/11)
*The Man Who Invented Christmas. Les Standiford. Crown (2008), 241 pp. (finished 12/22)
Christmas Books: A Christmas Carol, The Chimes, The Cricket on the Hearth, The Battle of Life, The Haunted Man. Oxford Illustrated Dickens (1989). Introduction by Eleanor Farjeon. vii, 398 pp.
*“Pickwick Papers: beyond that place and time” Robert Giddings in The Classic Novel: From page to screen, ed Robert Giddings and Erica Sheen, pp 31-53.
*Sketches by Boz. Ed with intro and notes by Dennis Walder. Penguin Classics. (1995), xlv, 635 pp. (finished 1/4)
*The Dent Uniform Edition of Dicken’ Journalism: Sketches by Boz and other early papers 1833-39. ed by Michael Slater. Ohio State University Press (1994), 580 pp. (finished 1/10)
What Jane Austen Ate and Charles Dickens Knew. Daniel Pool. Simon and Schuster (1993), 416 pp (394 text).
*Oliver Twist, or The Parish Boy’s Progress. Penguin Classics (2002). Edited with an introduction and notes by Philip Horne.liii, 553 pp (473 text). (finished 12/7)
*Sketches by Boz (including Sketches of Young Gentlemen, Couples and Mudfog). Oxford Illustrated Dickens (1989). Introduction by Thea Holme. xi, 688 pp. (finished 1/4)
Charles Dickens. Claire Tomalin. Advance Uncorrected Proofs. Penguin Press (2011). xlix, 495 pp.
*The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club. Oxford Illustrated Dickens (1989). Introduction by Bernard Darwin (1947). xxiii, 801 pp. (finished 10/8)