Critical Articles

Little Dorrit manuscript. Charles Dickens, 1855. Victoria and Albert Museum, London


Recommended Edition

The recommended text for the 2019 Dickens Universe is the most recent Penguin Classics edition, edited by John Bowen with an introduction by Helen Small. 

Barnaby Rudge by Charles Dickens, Edited and Introduction by John Bowen
Publisher: Pengiun Classics, 2003
ISBN: 978-0140437287

To familiarize yourself with the author, we recommend the following biography:

Charles Dickens, A Life by Jane Smiley
Publisher: Penguin 2011
ISBN: 978-0143119920 (paperback)


Barnaby Rudge Bibliography (PDF)


Selected Critical Articles (Password protected PDFs)

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Recommended reading for "Deciphering Dickens" Project (Password protected PDF)

  • Dickens, Charles, and Edgar Rosenberg. "Writing Great Expectations." Great Expectations: Authoritative Text, Backgrounds, Contexts, Criticism. W. W. Norton & Company, 1999. 427-468.