Charles Dickens' novel

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Which is correct? When a noun ends with "s", sometimes addtional 's' is omitted.
Charles Dickens's novel ; Charles Dickens' novel ; Charles Dickens novel
1)Thanks to this english lecture, I got a chance to read Charles Dickens' novel.
 

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Which is correct? When a noun ends with "s", sometimes addtional 's' is omitted.
Charles Dickens's novel ; Charles Dickens' novel ; Charles Dickens novel
1)Thanks to this english lecture, I got a chance to read Charles Dickens' novel.
Your example sentence 1, is the current preference. In speech you say "Dickenses".
In the sentence "This is a Charles Dickens novel", "Dickens" is not a possessive. "Charles Dickens" works as an adjective, or the whole phrase as a compound noun.
 

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This is a Charles Dickens novel.
This is one of Charles Dickens' novels.

With such a well-known author, you will hear things like "I'm reading Dickens at the moment". The obvious follow-up question would be "Oh, which one?"
 

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'Which one — Charles or Monica (his great-granddaughter)?'
 

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Oh yes, Monica Dickens. Everyone's heard of her, surely! ;-)
 

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Of course- but why are you calling me Shirley?
 
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