How many novels did Charles Dickens write?

Charles Dickens, prolific Victorian author, wrote 14 complete novels in his lifetime and left behind one unfinished one. He was more than a novelist, though—he also wrote novellas (A Christmas Carol is one of them), short stories, poetry, and nonfiction.

Dickens published all of these novels serially, meaning a few chapters at a time would come out regularly, typically once a week or once a month. He was paid per installment, but not per word, as some erroneously believe.

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