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    • Bunsby, Capt. Jack

    • Bunsby, Capt. Jack

    • Captain of the Cautious Clara and friend of Capt. Cuttle. He gives Cuttle advise that usually is puzzling to everyone but Cuttle himself. Mrs. MacStinger forces him to marry her

    • Dombey and Son

    • First published as a 20 part monthly serial, Dombey and Son is the tale of Paul Dombey, a wealthy shipping merchant who desires a son. His wife dies giving birth to this son, Paul the Younger, who Dombey focuses all his affection on at the expense...
    • Barkis

    • Barkis

    • Carrier between Blunderstone and Yarmouth who marries Clara Peggotty

    • David Copperfield

    • David Copperfield is the partly autobiographical story of the trials of a boy born at the Rookery, Blunderstone. His father dies before he is born, and his mother marries Mr. Murdstone, who is cruel to the boy. When she dies, he is sent to work in...
    • Tuckle Blazes, Monsieur

    • Tuckle Blazes, Monsieur

    • Chairman at the Bath Footmen's Swarry. "A stoutish gentleman, in a bright crimson coat with long tails, vividly red breeches, and a cocked hat"

    • Pickwick Papers, The

    • Series of adventures of Mr. Samuel Pickwick and three friends, who travel around the environs of London
    • Bates, Charley

    • Bates, Charley

    • Charley Bates is a member of Fagin's crime gang. Horrified by Nancy's murder, he moves to the country and becomes an honest citizen

    • Oliver Twist

    • Oliver Twist, or The Parish Boy's Progress, is the second novel written by Charles Dickens. The story is about the life of an orphan boy named Oliver Twist. His mother dies giving birth to him and his father is unknown so Oliver lives a miserable...
    • Bangham, Mrs.

    • Bangham, Mrs.

    • Charwoman, or house cleaner, of the Marshalsea debtor's prison. She attends to Little Dorrit's birth

    • Little Dorrit

    • Little Dorrit was originally published in 20 parts in 19 monthly installments, with the last two parts published in a double installment. William Dorrit, father of the title character, Amy, has been sent to Marshalsea debtor's prison in London,...
    • Slyme, Chevy

    • Slyme, Chevy

    • Chevy Slyme is a nephew of old Martin Chuzzlewit. He works with Montague Tigg to squeeze money from the family or anyone else. He fails at several occupations. Mr. Slyme is last seen as a London police officer

    • Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit, The

    • Martin Chuzzlewit appeared in monthly parts, January 1843-July 1844, as Charles Dickens' sixth novel. The novel was not as successful as earlier novels, although Dickens thought it was best of his stories to that point. Dickens' 1842 trip to...
    • Slyme, Chevy

    • Slyme, Chevy

    • Chevy Slyme is a nephew of old Martin Chuzzlewit. He works with Montague Tigg to squeeze money from the family or anyone else. He fails at several occupations. Mr. Slyme is last seen as a London police officer

    • Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit

    • Martin Chuzzlewit appeared in monthly parts, January 1843-July 1844, as Charles Dickens' sixth novel. The novel was not as successful as earlier novels, although Dickens thought it was best of his stories to that point. Dickens' 1842 trip to...
    • Citizen Defarge

    • Citizen Defarge

    • Citizen Defarge refers to Ernest Defarge who is the husband of Madame Defarge and a wine shop keeper. He is also a leading figure among the revolutionaries

    • Tale of Two Cities, A

    • A Tale of Two Cities is a historical novel written by Charles Dickens in 1859. Through the fate of several main characters, the story tells about the life of people living in London and Paris before and during the French Revolution. In 1775, Dr....
    • Pegotty, Mr. Daniel

    • Pegotty, Mr. Daniel

    • Clare Pegotty's fisherman brother who sells lobsters, crabs, and crawfish. His home is a converted boat on the beach at Yarmouth, where he lives with Emily, Ham, and Mrs. Gummidge. He vows to find Emily after she elopes with Steerforth. In the end,...

    • David Copperfield

    • David Copperfield is the partly autobiographical story of the trials of a boy born at the Rookery, Blunderstone. His father dies before he is born, and his mother marries Mr. Murdstone, who is cruel to the boy. When she dies, he is sent to work in...
    • Newcome, Clemency

    • Newcome, Clemency

    • Clemency Newcome is also called Clementina and works as a maidservant to Dr. Jeddler. She eventually marries his manservant Benjamin Britain

    • Battle of Life, The

    • Battle of Life was the fourth of five Christmas stories that Charles Dickens wrote. He wrote this story in September-October 1846 and it was first published in one volume in December 1846. It is the story of a man named Doctor Jeddler who is a...
    • Jinks, Mr.

    • Jinks, Mr.

    • Clerk to Mr. Nupkins, the Ipswich Magistrate. "A pale, sharp-nosed, half-fed, shabbily-clad clerk of middle age"

    • Pickwick Papers, The

    • A series of adventures of Mr. Samuel Pickwick and three friends, who travel around the environs of London
    • Lowten, Mr.

    • Lowten, Mr.

    • Clerk to Mr. Perker, solicitor. "A puffy-faced young man"

    • Pickwick Papers, The

    • A series of adventures of Mr. Samuel Pickwick and three friends, who travel around the environs of London
    • Mallard, Mr.

    • Mallard, Mr.

    • Clerk to Sergeant Snubbin. "Upon the table were numerous little bundles of papers, tied with red tape; and behind it sat an elderly clerk whose sleek appearance and heavy gold watch-chain presented imposing indications of the extensive and...

    • Pickwick Papers, The

    • A series of adventures of Mr. Samuel Pickwick and three friends, who travel around the environs of London
    • Heep, Uriah

    • Heep, Uriah

    • Clerk who works at Mr. Wickfield who claims to be humble while at the same time tries to ruin Wickfield. He is stopped by Mr. Micawber

    • David Copperfield

    • David Copperfield is the partly autobiographical story of the trials of a boy born at the Rookery, Blunderstone. His father dies before he is born, and his mother marries Mr. Murdstone, who is cruel to the boy. When she dies, he is sent to work in...
    • Diver, Colonel

    • Diver, Colonel

    • Colonel Diver, the editor of the New York Rowdy Journal, is described as a sallow gentleman with sunken cheeks, black hair, and small twinkling eyes. He meets Martin Chuzzlewit on the ship en route to the United States and directs him to Mrs....

    • Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit, The

    • Martin Chuzzlewit appeared in monthly parts, January 1843-July 1844, as Charles Dickens' sixth novel. The novel was not as successful as earlier novels, although Dickens thought it was best of his stories to that point. Dickens' 1842 trip to...
    • Diver, Colonel

    • Diver, Colonel

    • Colonel Diver, the editor of the New York Rowdy Journal, is described as a sallow gentleman with sunken cheeks, black hair, and small twinkling eyes. He meets Martin Chuzzlewit on the ship en route to the United States and directs him to Mrs....

    • Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit

    • Martin Chuzzlewit appeared in monthly parts, January 1843-July 1844, as Charles Dickens' sixth novel. The novel was not as successful as earlier novels, although Dickens thought it was best of his stories to that point. Dickens' 1842 trip to...
    • Snubbin, Sergeant

    • Snubbin, Sergeant

    • Counsel for Mr. Pickwick. "Mr. Sergeant Snubbin was a lantern-faced, sallow-complexioned man of about five-and-forty; or, as the novels say, he might be fifty. He had that dull-looking boiled eye, which is often to be seen in the heads of...

    • Pickwick Papers, The

    • A series of adventures of Mr. Samuel Pickwick and three friends, who travel around the environs of London
    • Buzfuz, Sergeant

    • Buzfuz, Sergeant

    • Counsel for Mrs. Bardell. "Then there entered two or three more Serjeants; and among them one with a fat body and a red face, who nodded in a friendly manner to Mr. Serjeant Snubbin, and said it was a fine morning"

    • Pickwick Papers, The

    • Series of adventures of Mr. Samuel Pickwick and three friends, who travel around the environs of London
    • Quilp, Daniel

    • Quilp, Daniel

    • Daniel Quilp is the primary villain in the novel. He mistreats his wife and manipulates other people to his own ends. He lends money to Mr. Trent for his gambling. When Mr. Trent is not able to pay back the money, he seizes the Old Curiosity Shop...

    • Old Curiosity Shop, The

    • This novel is Dickens's fourth novel, and one of two novels Dickens wrote for the short-lived magazine Master Humphrey's Clock, begun in March 1840 and finished in January 1941. It was published as a separate book in 1841. The novel tells the story...
    • Murdstone, Mr.

    • Murdstone, Mr.

    • David Copperfield's stepfather is a stern disciplinarian who first sends David off to Salem House School, and then later to the warehouse of Murdstone and Grinby

    • David Copperfield

    • David Copperfield is the partly autobiographical story of the trials of a boy born at the Rookery, Blunderstone. His father dies before he is born, and his mother marries Mr. Murdstone, who is cruel to the boy. When she dies, he is sent to work in...
    • Trotwood, Miss Betsy

    • Trotwood, Miss Betsy

    • David's great aunt in Dover, whom he lives with after he flees Murdstone and Grinby's warehouse. She helps David and later lives with him in London when she loses her fortune

    • David Copperfield

    • David Copperfield is the partly autobiographical story of the trials of a boy born at the Rookery, Blunderstone. His father dies before he is born, and his mother marries Mr. Murdstone, who is cruel to the boy. When she dies, he is sent to work in...
    • Micawber, Mr. Wilkins

    • Micawber, Mr. Wilkins

    • David's landlord whose misfortunes land him in debtor's prison. When he is released, he takes various jobs before he lands in Mr. Wickfield's office. He exposes Uriah Heep's villainy, and is rewarded by the forgiveness of his debts. His luck...

    • David Copperfield

    • David Copperfield is the partly autobiographical story of the trials of a boy born at the Rookery, Blunderstone. His father dies before he is born, and his mother marries Mr. Murdstone, who is cruel to the boy. When she dies, he is sent to work in...
    • Deputy, The

    • Deputy, The

    • Deputy is a boy who works at the Travellers Lodginghouse at Cloisterham. He becomes an ally of Inspector Datchery by asking questions and spying on people for him

    • Mystery of Edwin Drood, The

    • Mystery of Edwin Drood was the fifteenth and final novel of Charles Dickens. He worked on it from October 1869 until June 1870 but it was left unfinished when he died. The main plot tells the story of a choirmaster named John Jasper who is in...
    • Datchery, Dick

    • Datchery, Dick

    • Dick Datchery appears to be a mysterious stranger in town but is actually an investigator who goes to Cloisterham after Edwin Drood's disappearance. He is particularly interested in John Jasper as a suspect

    • Mystery of Edwin Drood, The

    • The Mystery of Edwin Drood was the fifteenth and final novel of Charles Dickens. He worked on it from October 1869 until June 1870 but it was left unfinished when he died. The main plot tells the story of a choirmaster named John Jasper who is in...
    • Datchery, Dick

    • Datchery, Dick

    • Dick Datchery appears to be a mysterious stranger in town but is actually an investigator who goes to Cloisterham after Edwin Drood's disappearance. He is particularly interested in John Jasper as a suspect

    • Mystery of Edwin Drood, The

    • Mystery of Edwin Drood was the fifteenth and final novel of Charles Dickens. He worked on it from October 1869 until June 1870 but it was left unfinished when he died. The main plot tells the story of a choirmaster named John Jasper who is in...
    • Swiveller, Dick

    • Swiveller, Dick

    • Dick Swiveller is Frederick Trent's manipulated friend, Sampson Brass's clerk and the Marchioness's guardian. He is fond of drink and tobacco and delighted in quoting and adapting literature to describe his situations. He is involved in Fred...

    • Old Curiosity Shop, The

    • This novel is Dickens's fourth novel, and one of two novels Dickens wrote for the short-lived magazine Master Humphrey's Clock, begun in March 1840 and finished in January 1941. It was published as a separate book in 1841. The novel tells the story...
    • Varden, Gabriel

    • Varden, Gabriel

    • Dolly's father, Gabriel Varden, is an honest locksmith. He owns a shop named the Golden Key. As a friend of Barnaby's mother, he helps clear Barnaby's name

    • Barnaby Rudge

    • Barnaby Rudge is the fifth novel which was begun in 1839 and finished in 1841. It is also the first of Dickens's two historical novels. This novel is based on the anti-Catholic riots - the Gordon Riots - instigated by Lord George Gordon in 1780,...
    • Jeddler, Dr. Anthony

    • Jeddler, Dr. Anthony

    • Dr. Anthony Jeddler is a philosopher and widowed father of two daughters, Grace and Marion. He has a sister named Martha and a ward named Alfred Heathfield

    • Battle of Life, The

    • Battle of Life was the fourth of five Christmas stories that Charles Dickens wrote. He wrote this story in September-October 1846 and it was first published in one volume in December 1846. It is the story of a man named Doctor Jeddler who is a...
    • Jobling, Mr. John

    • Jobling, Mr. John

    • Dr. John Jobling was Anthony Chuzzlewit's physician. He later became the medical officer for the Anglo-Bengalee Disinterested Loan and Life Assurance Company. Dr. Jobling takes the company's money, but distances himself from its Board

    • Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit, The

    • Martin Chuzzlewit appeared in monthly parts, January 1843-July 1844, as Charles Dickens' sixth novel. The novel was not as successful as earlier novels, although Dickens thought it was best of his stories to that point. Dickens' 1842 trip to...
    • Manette, Dr.

    • Manette, Dr.

    • Dr. Manette is Lucie's father. He is kept in prison in the Bastille for eighteen years before the revolution. He reunites with Lucie in London

    • Tale of Two Cities, A

    • A Tale of Two Cities is a historical novel written by Charles Dickens in 1859. Through the fate of several main characters, the story tells about the life of people living in London and Paris before and during the French Revolution. In 1775, Dr....
    • Duff, a Bow-Street officer

    • Duff, a Bow-Street officer

    • Duff is one of the police officers investigating the burglary at Mrs. Maylie's house

    • Oliver Twist

    • Oliver Twist, or The Parish Boy's Progress, is the second novel written by Charles Dickens. The story is about the life of an orphan boy named Oliver Twist. His mother dies giving birth to him and his father is unknown so Oliver lives a miserable...
    • Durdles

    • Durdles

    • Durdles works as a stonemason in Cloisterham and has an excellent knowledge of the crypts at the Cathedral. John Jasper gets him drunk one night so he can steal his keys to the burial vaults

    • Mystery of Edwin Drood, The

    • The Mystery of Edwin Drood was the fifteenth and final novel of Charles Dickens. He worked on it from October 1869 until June 1870 but it was left unfinished when he died. The main plot tells the story of a choirmaster named John Jasper who is in...
    • Durdles

    • Durdles

    • Durdles works as a stonemason in Cloisterham and has an excellent knowledge of the crypts at the Cathedral. John Jasper gets him drunk one night so he can steal his keys to the burial vaults

    • Mystery of Edwin Drood, The

    • Mystery of Edwin Drood was the fifteenth and final novel of Charles Dickens. He worked on it from October 1869 until June 1870 but it was left unfinished when he died. The main plot tells the story of a choirmaster named John Jasper who is in...
    • Scrooge, Ebenezer

    • Scrooge, Ebenezer

    • Ebenezer Scrooge is a bitter, miserly old man who gets a warning to change his ways before it is too late

    • Christmas Carol, A

    • A Christmas Carol, is a novella that was first published in December 1843. The main character, Ebenezer Scrooge is a bitter, miserly old man who is visited by the ghost of his former business partner, Jacob Marley. He wants to help Scrooge reform...
    • Dick, Mr.

    • Dick, Mr.

    • Eccentric friend of David Copperfield who is a lodger of David's aunt, Betsy Trotwood

    • David Copperfield

    • David Copperfield is the partly autobiographical story of the trials of a boy born at the Rookery, Blunderstone. His father dies before he is born, and his mother marries Mr. Murdstone, who is cruel to the boy. When she dies, he is sent to work in...
    • Pott, Mr.

    • Pott, Mr.

    • Editor of the Eatanswill Gazette. A tall, thin man, with a sandy-coloured head inclined to baldness, and a face in which solemn importance was blended with a look of unfathomable profundity

    • Pickwick Papers, The

    • Series of adventures of Mr. Samuel Pickwick and three friends, who travel around the environs of London
    • Slurk, Mr.

    • Slurk, Mr.

    • Editor of the Eatanswill Independent, enemy to Mr. Pott. "A shortish gentleman, with very stiff black hair, cut in the porcupine or blacking-brush style, and standing stiff and straight all over his head; his aspect was pompous and...

    • Pickwick Papers, The

    • A series of adventures of Mr. Samuel Pickwick and three friends, who travel around the environs of London
    • Leeford, Edward

    • Leeford, Edward

    • Edward Leeford (alias Monks) is the son of Edwin Leeford and the villainous half-brother of Oliver Twist. He plots with Fagin against Oliver so he can inherit all of their father's estate. When the plot fails, he immigrates to America and...

    • Oliver Twist

    • Oliver Twist, or The Parish Boy's Progress, is the second novel written by Charles Dickens. The story is about the life of an orphan boy named Oliver Twist. His mother dies giving birth to him and his father is unknown so Oliver lives a miserable...
    • Fagin

    • Fagin

    • Fagin is an elderly man who leads a crime gang of young thieves in London and deals in stolen goods. He is the one who turns Bill Sikes against Nancy and indirectly causes her to be murdered. In the end, he is arrested and hanged

    • Oliver Twist

    • Oliver Twist, or The Parish Boy's Progress, is the second novel written by Charles Dickens. The story is about the life of an orphan boy named Oliver Twist. His mother dies giving birth to him and his father is unknown so Oliver lives a miserable...
    • Micawber, Mrs.

    • Micawber, Mrs.

    • Faithful wife of Wilkins Micawber

    • David Copperfield

    • David Copperfield is the partly autobiographical story of the trials of a boy born at the Rookery, Blunderstone. His father dies before he is born, and his mother marries Mr. Murdstone, who is cruel to the boy. When she dies, he is sent to work in...
    • Coachman

    • Coachman

    • First coachman in chapter 54. "A mottle-faced man"

    • Pickwick Papers, The

    • A series of adventures of Mr. Samuel Pickwick and three friends, who travel around the environs of London
    • Flintwinch, Mr. Jeremiah

    • Flintwinch, Mr. Jeremiah

    • Flintwich is the clerk for the Clennam family business. Arthur gives him his share of the business. Married to Affery, Jeremiah conspires with his brother Ephraim against Mrs. Clennam

    • Little Dorrit

    • Little Dorrit was originally published in 20 parts in 19 monthly installments, with the last two parts published in a double installment. William Dorrit, father of the title character, Amy, has been sent to Marshalsea debtor's prison in London,...
    • Flintwich, Jeremiah

    • Flintwich, Jeremiah

    • Flintwich is the clerk for the Clennam family business. Arthur gives him his share of the business. Married to Affery, Jeremiah conspires with his brother Ephraim against Mrs. Clennam

    • Little Dorrit

    • Little Dorrit was originally published in 20 parts in 19 monthly installments, with the last two parts published in a double installment. William Dorrit, father of the title character, Amy, has been sent to Marshalsea debtor's prison in London,...
    • Nipper, Susan

    • Nipper, Susan

    • Florence Dombey's maid. She confronts Paul Dombey about how he treats his daughter, and is dismissed for her efforts. Later she marries Toots

    • Dombey and Son

    • First published as a 20 part monthly serial, Dombey and Son is the tale of Paul Dombey, a wealthy shipping merchant who desires a son. His wife dies giving birth to this son, Paul the Younger, who Dombey focuses all his affection on at the expense...
    • Smauker, John

    • Smauker, John

    • Footman at Bath who introduced Sam Weller to the Footmen's Club. With a very grave face, Mr. Weller slowly read as follows A select company of the Bath footmen presents their compliments to Mr. Weller, and requests the pleasure of his company this...

    • Pickwick Papers, The

    • Series of adventures of Mr. Samuel Pickwick and three friends, who travel around the environs of London
    • Boffin, Mr.

    • Boffin, Mr.

    • Former employee of Mr. Harmon, he inherited the Harmon fortune when the son was declared dead. Being uneducated, he hired a man to read to him. He moved into a new house, adopted Bella Wilfer as his daughter, and hired John Harmon as his secretary

    • Our Mutual Friend

    • Our Mutual Friend, Dickens' last novel, addresses the issues of money, social class, and human values. John Harmon, heir to his father's fortune made as a dust collector, pretends to be dead in order to find out what people thought about him. He...
    • Boffin, Mr.

    • Boffin, Mr.

    • Former employee of Mr. Harmon, he inherited the Harmon fortune when the son was declared dead. Being uneducated, he hired a man to read to him. He moved into a new house, adopted Bella Wilfer as his daughter, and hired John Harmon as his secretary

    • Our Mutual Friend

    • Our Mutual Friend, Dickens' last novel, addresses the issues of money, social class, and human values. John Harmon, heir to his father's fortune made as a dust collector, pretends to be dead in order to find out what people thought about him. He...
    • Bung, Mr.

    • Bung, Mr.

    • Formerly a broker's man, afterwards beadle of the parish. "The life of this gentleman has been one of a very chequered description; he has undergone transitions; not from grave to gay, for he never was grave; not from lively to severe, for...

    • Broker's Man, The

    • A series of papers of a humorous character dealing with life and scenes, chiefly in London, at the time of publication and the earlier part of the nineteenth century
    • Pickwick, Samuel

    • Pickwick, Samuel

    • Founder and general chairman of the Pickwick Club, a retired merchant with independent means, perhaps the most famous of Dickens' characters. A casual observer might possibly have remarked nothing extraordinary in the bald head and circular...

    • Pickwick Papers, The

    • Series of adventures of Mr. Samuel Pickwick and three friends, who travel around the environs of London
    • Sanders, Mrs.

    • Sanders, Mrs.

    • Friend of Mrs. Bardell's. Mrs. Sanders was a big, fat, heavy-faced personage

    • Pickwick Papers, The

    • Series of adventures of Mr. Samuel Pickwick and three friends, who travel around the environs of London
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