Old Commercial Road, Portsmouth, England
Gad’s Hill Place, Higham, Kent
The only home Dickens owned (1856-1870)
2 Victoria Parade, Broadstairs, Kent CT10 1QS
Once the home of Miss Mary Pearson Strong, on whom much of the character of Miss Betsey Trotwood in David Copperfield was based.
Restoration House Crow Lane, Rochester, England
Model for Miss Havisham's Satis House in Great Expectations
Beautifully restored by current owners
St James' Church, Main Road, Cooling, Rochester, Kent ME3 8DG
An inspiration for the opening scene of Great Expectations
Featured on the website of the Churches Conservation Trust
The British Library’s Charles Dickens profile page includes a biography as well as exclusive essays and articles written by prominent academics on his literature. Also included are scans of original copies of his work including ‘London Recreations’, a short story published in the Evening Chronicle newspaper when Dickens was just 23 years old.
Dickens Journals Online
DJO successfully created, by the time of the Charles Dickens bicentenary in February 2012, a complete online edition of Dickens’s weekly magazines, Household Words and All the Year Round.
Charles Dickens - Gad's Hill Place
An informative and friendly site on a variety of topics related to Dickens.
Project Boz provides digitised and downloadable copies of all of Dickens's serials
To avoid the Victorian era’s biases against women writers, Mary Ann Evans (November 22, 1819–December 22, 1880) began writing under the male pseudonym George Eliot. After reading Scenes of Clerical Life, Dickens wrote "If they originated with no woman, I believe that no man ever before had the art of making himself, mentally, so like a woman, since the world began."
Elizabeth Gaskell was a novelist and short story writer, who lived in Manchester in the mid-19th century. She regularly contributed to Charles Dickens’s weekly magazine, Household Words, where her novel North and South was first published in serial form.
Wilkie Collins (1824-89) was Dickens's most important literary collaborator.
Anthony Trollope (1815-82) was a friend of Dickens but also one of the most severe critics of his works