?Pearl-Fishing ? Second Series? is a second collection of short stories written by the renowned author of ?Great Expectations?, Charles Dickens. First published in ?Household Words?, Pearl-Fishing ? Second Series? follows Dickens? first anthology of short stories ?Pearl-Fishing ? First Series?. Featuring titles such as ?The Young Advocate?, ?The Last of a Long Line?, ?Evil is Wrought by Want of Thought? and ?The Home of Woodruffe the Gardener?, amongst others. These tales were very popular amongst readers of the magazine when they were first published and are still classic reads to be enjoyed by any modern-day fan of Charles Dickens. Regarded by many as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era, Charles Dickens is best known for creating some of the world?s best known fictional characters who feature in his most popular novels, including The Artful Dodger in 'Oliver Twist?, Ebenezer Scrooge in ?A Christmas Carol?, and Miss Havisham in ?Great Expectations?. Dickens? timeless novels and short stories are still widely read today and many have been adapted into countless TV programmes and films including the Academy Award-winning musical ?Oliver?, and 'A Christmas Carol' which well known worldwide and is a huge favourite movie for families to watch together at Christmas time.