Sir Leicester Dedlock comes from a very old, respected family in the community and has the title of Baronet. He is married to a wife 20 years his junior and is so shocked by his wife's scandalous past that he has a very debilitating stroke when he...
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...
Son of Lord Decimus Tite Barnacle, his family controls the Circumlocution Office. Nothing ever gets done in this office and just goes around in circles
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,...
Junior Bailey is a street-wise servant boy at Todgers's Commercial Boarding House in London. While working at Todgers's, he has a variety of nicknames, including Uncle Ben, Uncle, Barnwell. He later goes to work as a groom for Tigg Montague and...
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...
The name assumed by Mr. Smith, a draper's assistant who, posing as a stylish person of consequence, made the acquaintance of the Malderton family. "The first object that met the anxious eyes of the expectant family, on their entrance into 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
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