Exploring Charles Dickens's Serial Form

The Digital Dickens Notes Project allows users to explore the Working Notes Charles Dickens kept as he wrote his novels in monthly or weekly installments. In as few as 19 pages per novel, the Notes are concise, dynamic records of Victorian serial composition. Access legible, visually faithful transcriptions of the Working Notes; read editorial annotations that interpret and explain the significance of the Notes; learn about Dickens’s compositional practice; and consider how to incorporate Dickens’s Notes into your teaching and research.

Bleak House Working Notes

Bleak House (1852-53)

Access transcriptions of the Working Notes, editorial annotations, and a critical introduction.

David Copperfield Working Notes

David Copperfield (1849-50)

Access transcriptions of the Working Notes.