Master Humphrey’s Clock (Chapman & Hall, 1840)

Master Humphrey’s Clock was a weekly periodical edited and written by Charles Dickens. It was published from April 4, 1840 to December 4, 1841.

It centers on Master Humphrey and his small circle of friends and their penchant for telling stories. Two of the short stories were developed into their own novels (The Old Curiosity Shop and Barnaby Ridge).