Mr. Lawrence Boythorn is an elderly gentleman who is very fond of his pet canary. He has been good friends with Mr. Jarndyce for 45 years since they were schoolboys. He is engaged in a legal battle with his neighbor Sir Leicester Dedlock over a...
Bleak House was the ninth novel written by Charles Dickens. He worked on it from November 1851 to August 1853. It was originally published in 20 monthly installments between March 1852 and September 1853 and is considered to be one of his best...
Paul Sweedlepipe is Mrs. Gamp's landlord. He is also a barber and bird-fancier. The elderly Mr. Sweedlepipe is known as Poll
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...
She is the elderly housekeeper of Arthur Gride. She is short, very skinny, palsy-stricken and hideously ugly. She is almost deaf and can barely hear anything. She is jealous that her master is getting married and afraid that she will be put out...
Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby, The
Nicholas Nickleby, Dickens' third novel, is about social injustice in England. Nicholas Nickleby's father dies and the family, Nicholas, sister Kate, and their mother, are forced to move to London to ask for assistance from their Uncle Ralph...
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, 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...
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