But is this understanding of Dickens too simple? Dickens himself was quite a sharp entrepreneur and marketeer of his own work, and there are other readings of his texts that provide a surprisingly free-market flavor. While Dickens did expose problematic aspects of English business and industry, he was just as strongly critical of government entities and personal behaviors that led to economic failures.
His work is still lifted up as a Romantic Era standard of Victorian society struggling against the enormous reach of the Industrial Revolution. But I encourage you to look more closely and avoid reductionist boxes and labels. The article above is a good place to start, but this video and this book are also helpful guides on the path to rediscovering Dickens for all he has to offer the literary world.
Hat tip: The Literary Order