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Charles Dickens
   wrote   
The Pickwick Papers
Dickens' first novel, written as a serial in 19 issues
Arabella Allen
   appeared in the Dickens novel   
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Black-eyed beauty, sister of Benjamin Allen. Marries Nathaniel Winkle.
Benjamin Allen
   appeared in the Dickens novel   
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Medical student, brother of Arabella, and drinking buddy of Bob Sawyer.
Martha Bardell
   appeared in the Dickens novel   
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Landlady of Samuel Pickwick in Goswell Street. Mrs Bardell is duped by unscrupulous lawyers, Dodson and Fogg, into bringing a breach of promise to marry suit against Pickwick. When Pickwick refuses to pay damages and is consigned to the Fleet prison, Dodson and Fogg sue Mrs Bardell for costs and have her consigned to the Fleet. Pickwick pays the penitent Bardell's costs to get her released.
Serjeant Buzfuz
   appeared in the Dickens novel   
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Barrister who represents Mrs Bardell in her suit against Samuel Pickwick. He bullies the witnesses into giving incriminating testimony and Pickwick is falsely convicted.
Dodson and Fogg
   appeared in the Dickens novel   
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Sharp dealing lawyers who dupe Mrs Bardell into bringing a breach of promise to marry suit against Samuel Pickwick.
Alfred Jingle
   appeared in the Dickens novel   
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A wandering rascal who befriends Mr Pickwick and accompanies the group to the Wardle home at Dingley Dell. He entices Miss Rachel to elope with him and is run down and bought off by Rachel's brother. Pickwick later finds a penitent Jingle in the Fleet Prison, pays his debt, and sends him and his servant, Job Trotter, off to Demerara, an area of Guyana, to turn over a new leaf.
Joe (The Fat Boy)
   appeared in the Dickens novel   
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Servant of Mr Wardle, has an amazing ability to fall asleep anytime, unless he's eating.
Lowten
   appeared in the Dickens novel   
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Clerk to the solicitor Perker. Spends evening with other law clerks at the Magpie and Stump.
Peter Magnus
   appeared in the Dickens novel   
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Samuel Pickwick's fellow traveler to Ipswich where Magnus plans to propose to Miss Witherfield, the lady in yellow curl papers.
Solomon Pell
   appeared in the Dickens novel   
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Shady lawyer whom Tony Weller engages to arrange Samuel Weller's imprisonment in the Fleet in order to be with his master, Samuel Pickwick.
Perker
   appeared in the Dickens novel   
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Solicitor of Mr Wardle, later represents Samuel Pickwick in the Bardell vs Pickwick breach of promise suit.
Samuel Pickwick
   appeared in the Dickens novel   
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Retired businessman and founder and chairman of the Pickwick Club. Pickwick, along with his friends, Tupman, Snodgrass, and Winkle and his servant, Sam Weller, travel around England in search of adventure. Pickwick is one Dickens most loved characters and his story propelled Dickens to literary stardom.
Mr Pott
   appeared in the Dickens novel   
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Editor of the Eatenswill Gazette and sworn enemy of Mr Slurk, editor of the Eatenswill Independent.
Bob Sawyer
   appeared in the Dickens novel   
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Medical student, and drinking buddy of Benjamin Allen.
Dr Slammer
   appeared in the Dickens novel   
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Surgeon of the 97th, almost duels Nathaniel Winkle whom he mistakes for Alfred Jingle.
Mr Slurk
   appeared in the Dickens novel   
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Editor of the Eatenswill Independent and sworn enemy of Mr Pott, editor of the Eatenswill Gazette.
Augustus Snodgrass
   appeared in the Dickens novel   
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A member of the Pickwick club and party to the adventures of Pickwick's travels. Snodgrass fancies himself a poet, but has written no poetry. He falls in love with Emily Wardle and marries her at the end of the story.
Reverend Stiggins
   appeared in the Dickens novel   
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Hypocritical Deputy Shepherd (from the Dorking branch) of the Brick Lane Branch of the United Grand Junction Ebenezer Temperance Association. Exposed by Tony Weller whose wife Susan is one of Stiggins' flock.
Job Trotter
   appeared in the Dickens novel   
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Manservant of the rascal Alfred Jingle.
Tracy Tupman
   appeared in the Dickens novel   
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A member of the Pickwick club and traveling companion to Mr Pickwick in the story's adventures. A middle-aged bachelor with a weakness for the ladies.
Wardle
   appeared in the Dickens novel   
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Yeoman farmer and owner of Manor Farm at Dingley Dell. Pickwick and his friends visit Manor Farm frequently. Wardle's daughter marries Pickwickian Augustus Snodgrass. Jingle tries to elope with Miss Rachel, Wardle's sister, but is caught and bought off by Wardle.
Isabella Wardle
   appeared in the Dickens novel   
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Mr Wardle's daughter who marries Trundle.
Old Mrs Wardle
   appeared in the Dickens novel   
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Mr Wardle's partially deaf mother.
Rachael Wardle
   appeared in the Dickens novel   
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Mr Wardle's spinster sister (aged 50 at least). She courts Tupman but is lured into elopement by Jingle, after her money. Rachael and Jingle are caught before a marriage can take place and Jingle is bought off by Mr Wardle.
Samuel Weller
   appeared in the Dickens novel   
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Mr Pickwick's servant is one of the most popular characters in Dickens' works. He counsels his master with Cockney wisdom and is thoroughly devoted to Pickwick. Samuel's father, Tony Weller, is equally entertaining.
Tony Weller
   appeared in the Dickens novel   
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Father of Sam Weller, a coachman and repository of Cockney wisdom. His wife, Susan, is proprietor of the Marquis and Granby Inn in Dorking. Susan falls in with the hypocritical Reverend Stiggins, of the Brick Lane Temperance Association, who the frequently imbibing Tony later exposes.
Nathaniel Winkle
   appeared in the Dickens novel   
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Member of the Pickwick club and traveling companion to Pickwick and his friends. Winkle is supposedly the sportsman of the group but all of his attempts at sporting activities prove him a humbug. He marries Arabella Allen, which upsets his father. Later Winkle's father comes to London and sees his daughter-in-law for himself, and is reconciled to the marriage.
Miss Witherfield
   appeared in the Dickens novel   
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The lady in yellow curl papers whom Samuel Pickwick accidentally meets in her room at Ipswich. She is courted by Pickwick's fellow traveler to Ipswich, Peter Magnus.
1836
      
Charles Dickens Published The Pickwick Papers
The Pickwick Papers (1952)
   starred   
James Hayter, James Donald and Nigel Patrick
Director: Noel Langley. Also starred Joyce Grenfell, Hermione Gingold & Herimione Baddeley. Plot: The Pickwick Club sends Mr. Pickwick and a group of friends to travel across England and to report back on the interesting things they find
Augustus Snodgrass
   appears in the Dickens' novel   
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A member of the Pickwick club and party to the adventures of Pickwick's travels. Snodgrass fancies himself a poet, but has written no poetry. He falls in love with Emily Wardle and marries her at the end of the story.
Dodson and Fogg
   appears in the Dickens' novel   
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Sharp dealing lawyers who dupe Mrs Bardell into bringing a breach of promise to marry suit against Samuel Pickwick.
Martha Bardell
   appears in the Dickens' novel   
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Landlady of Samuel Pickwick in Goswell Street. Mrs Bardell is duped by unscrupulous lawyers, Dodson and Fogg, into bringing a breach of promise to marry suit against Pickwick. When Pickwick refuses to pay damages and is consigned to the Fleet prison, Dodson and Fogg sue Mrs Bardell for costs and have her consigned to the Fleet. Pickwick pays the penitent Bardell's costs to get her released.
Samuel Pickwick
   appears in the Dickens' novel   
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Retired businessman and founder and chairman of the Pickwick Club. Pickwick, along with his friends, Tupman, Snodgrass, and Winkle and his servant, Sam Weller, travel around England in search of adventure. Pickwick is one Dickens most loved characters and his story propelled Dickens to literary stardom.
Samuel Weller
   appears in the Dickens' novel   
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Mr Pickwick's servant is one of the most popular characters in Dickens' works. He counsels his master with Cockney wisdom and is thoroughly devoted to Pickwick. Samuel's father, Tony Weller, is equally entertaining.
Solomon Pell
   appears in the Dickens' novel   
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Shady lawyer whom Tony Weller engages to arrange Samuel Weller's imprisonment in the Fleet in order to be with his master, Samuel Pickwick.
Tony Weller
   appears in the Dickens' novel   
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Father of Sam Weller, a coachman and repository of Cockney wisdom. His wife, Susan, is proprietor of the Marquis and Granby Inn in Dorking. Susan falls in with the hypocritical Reverend Stiggins, of the Brick Lane Temperance Association, who the frequently imbibing Tony later exposes.






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