Characters from “The Pickwick Papers” Arabella Allen Sister of Ben

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					                         Characters from “The Pickwick Papers”

Arabella Allen Sister of Ben Allen.
A black-eyed young lady, in a very nice little pair of boots, with fur round the top.

Benjamin Allen Medical student and friend of Bob Sawyer.
A coarse, stout, thick-set young man, with black hair cut rather short, and a white face cut
rather long; he was emebllished with spectacles, and wore a white neckerchief. He
presented altogether rather a mildewy appearance; and emitted a fragrant odour of full-
flavoured Cubas.

The Bagman Jovial character and teller of tales encountered by the Pickwickians at The
Peacock Inn, Eatanswill.
A stout hale personage of about forty, with only one eye – a very bright black eye, which
twinkled with a roguish expression of fun and good humour.

Jack Bamber One of the law clerks whom Mr Pickwick met at the Magpie and Stump.
A little, yellow, high-shouldered man; there was a fixed grim smile perpetually on his
countenance; he leant his chin on a long skinny hand, with nails of extraordinary length;
and, as he inclined his head to one side, and looked keenly out from beneath his ragged
grey eyebrows, there was a strange wild slyness in his leer, quite repulsive to behold.

Mr Angelo Cyrus Bantam Master of Ceremonies at the Pump Room, Bath.
A charming young man, of not much more than fifty; dressed in a very bright blue coat,
with resplendent buttons, black trousers, and the thinnest possible pair of highly polished
boots ... his features were contracted into a perpetual smile; and his teeth were in such
perfect order that it was difficult at a small distance to tell the real from the false.

Mr Bardell Deceased.
After enjoying many years the esteem and confidence of his Sovereign, as one of the
Guardians of his royal revenues, glided almost imperceptibly from the world, to seek
elsewhere for that repose and peace which a custom-house can never afford.

Mrs Bardell Mr Pickwick's landlady.
The relict and sole executrix of a deceased custome-house officer – was a comely
woman, of bustling manners, and agreeable appearance; with a natural genius for
cooking, improved by study and long practice into an exquisite talent.

Tommy Bardell Son of Mrs Bardell.
Clad in a tight suit of corduroy spangled with brass buttons of considerable size.

Betsey The slipshod maid of Mrs Raddle.
...who might have passed for the neglected daughter of a superannuated dustman in very
reduced circumstances.

Mr Blotton of Aldgate. Member of the Pickwick Club, who called Mr Pickwick a humbug.
He repelled the hon. Gent.'s false and scurrilous accusation, with profound contempt.

Captain Boldwig Neighbour of Sir Geoffrey Manning.
A little fierce man, in a stiff black neckerchief.

Miss Bolo Mr Pickwick's whist partner at Bath.
Of an ancient and whist-like appearance.

Serjeant Buzfuz Counsel for Mrs Bardell in Bardell v. Pickwick.
Who's that red-faced man who said it was a fine morning?

Mrs Cluppins Friend of Mrs Bardell and sister of Mrs Raddle.
A little brisk busy-looking woman.

Mr Dodson Partner in the firm of Dodson and Fogg, Solicitors.
A plump, portly, stern-looking man, with a loud voice.

Mr Dowler Traveller to Bath with the Pickwickians.
A stern-eyed man of about five-and-forty ... with a good deal of black hair ... and large
black whiskers.

Mrs Dowler Wife to Mr Dowler.
A rather pretty face in a bright blue bonnet.

Horatio Fitkin Buff candidate for Eatanswill, defeated by Slumkey.
A tall, thin gentleman, in a stiff white neckerchief.

Mr Fogg Partner in the firm of Dodson and Fogg, Solicitors.
An elderly, pimply-faced, vegetable-diet sort of man ... a kind of being who seemed to be
an essential part of the desk at which he was writing.

Gabriel Grub Central figure in Mr Wardle's story.
An ill-conditioned cross-grained surly fellow ... who consorted with nobody but himself and
an old wicker bottle.

Grummer Office to the Ipswich magistrate.
Chiefly remarkable for a bottle nose; a hoarse voice; a snuff-coloured surtout; and a
wandering eye.

Anthony Humm President of the Brick Lane Branch of the United Grand Junction
Ebenezer Temperance Association.
A sleek, white-faced man in a perpetual perspiration.

Alfred Jingle Strolling player and gentleman of fortune.
His face was thin and haggard, but an indescribable air of jaunty impudence and perfect
self-possession pervaded the whole man.

Mr Jinkins Admirer of the landlady at an inn at Marlborough Downs, rival of Tom Smart.
A tall man – a very tall man – in a brown coat and bright basket buttons. (The Bagman's

Joe (The Fat Boy) Page to Mr Wardle.
The leaden eyes, which twinkled behind his mountainous cheeks, leered horribly upon the

Old Lobbs A saddler in the tale of “The Parish Clerk” told to Mr Pickwick.
Who could have bought up the whole village at one stroke of his pen.
Maria Lobbs His daughter.
A prettier foot, a gayer heart, a more dimpled face, or a smarter form, never bounded so
lightly over the earth they graced.

Peter Magnus Traveller to Ipswich with Mr Pickwick.
With a bird-like habit of giving his head a jerk every time he said anything.

Jack Martin The Bagman's unlce, in his story told to Mr Pickwick.
One of the merriest, pleasantest, cleverest fellows that ever lived.

Mary Housemaid at Mr Nupkins', Ipswich, afterwards wife of Sam Weller.
If I wos master o' this here house, I should alvays find the materials for comfort vere Mary

Namby Sheriff's officer.
He was dressed in a particularly gorgeous manner, with plenty of articles of jewellery
about him.

George Nupkins Mayor of Ipswich.
As grand a personage as the fastest walker would find out between sunrise and sunset.

Mrs Nupkins
A majestic female, in a pink gauze turban, and a light brown wig.

Solomon Pell Insolvent court-attorney.
A fat, flabby, pale man ... his nose all on one side, as if Nature, indignant with the
propensities she observed in him in his birth, had given it an angry tweak.

Mr Perker Solicitor to Mr Wardle and Mr Pickwck.
A little high-dried man, with a dark squeezed-up face, and small restless black eyes ... his
boots were as shiny as his eyes.

Samuel Pickwick Founder and general chairman of the Pickwick Club.
To whose who knew that the gigantic brain of Pickwick was working beneath that
forehead, and that the beaming eyes of Pickwick were twinkling behind those glasses, the
sight was indeed an interesting one.

Nathaniel Pipkin Hero of Sam Weller's tale of “The Parish Clerk.”
A harmless, inoffensive, good-natured being; with a turned-up nose; and rather turned-in

Mr Pott Editor of the “Eatanswill Gazette”.
A face in which solemn importance was blended with a look of unfathomable profundity.

Mrs Pott His wife.
Who would have looked very like Apollo if she hadn't had a gown on.

Mrs Raddle Bob Sawyer's landlady, sister of Mrs Cluppins.
A little fierce woman.

Mrs Sanders Friend of Mrs Bardell.
A big, fat, heavy-faced personage.
Bob Sawyer A medical student.
He eschewed gloves, and looked upon the whole something like a dissipated Robinson

Dr Slammer Surgeon to the 97th Regiment.
The Doctor took snuff with everybody, chatted with everybody, laughed, danced ... did
everything, and was everywhere.

The Hon. Samuel Slumkey Successful Blue candidate in the Eatanswill Election.
He has patted the babies on the head .. he has kissed one of 'em ... he has kissed another
... he's kissing 'em all!

Mr Slurk Editor of the “Eatanswill Independent.”
His aspect was pompous and threatening; his manner was peremptory.

Mr Smangle Prisoner for debt, in the Fleet.
There was a rakish vagabond smartness, and a kind of boastful rascality about the whole
man, that was worth a mine of gold.

Count Smorltork Guest at Mrs Leo Hunter's fête champêtre.
A well whiskered individual in a foreign uniform.

Augustus Snodgrass Member of the Pickwick Club.
The poetic Snodgrass, poetically enveloped in a mysterious blue cloak with a canine skin

Serjeant Snubbin Counsel for Mr Pickwick.
A lantern-faced, sallow-complexioned man ... far too much occupied with his professional
pursuits to take any great heed or regard of his personal comforts.

Lady Snuphanuph A visitor to Bath.
“The fat old lady?” enquired Mr Pickwick, innocently. “Hush, my dear sir, nobody's fat or
old in Bath.”

Mr Justice Stareleigh Judge at the Bardell v Pickwick trial.
A most particularly short man, and so fat that he seemed all face and waistcoat.

Mr Stiggins A lay preacher, friend of Mrs Tony Weller.
A prim-faced, red-nosed man, with a long this countenance, and a semi-rattlesnake sort of

Job Trotter Servant and accomplice of Jingle.
A young fellow in mulberry-coloured livery.

Tracy Tupman Member of the Pickwick Club.
Time and feeding had expanded that once romantic form; the black silk waistcoat had
become more and more developed.

Mr Wardle Of Manor Farm, Dingley Dell. Friend of Mr Pickwick.
A stout old gentleman in a blue coat and bright buttons.
Mrs Wardle Mother of Mr Wardle.
A very old lady in a lofty cap and faded silk gown.

Emily Wardle Daughter of Mr Wardle, later the wife of Mr Snodgrass.
How dear Emily is flirting with the stranger gentleman!

Isabella Wardle Daughter of Mr Wardle, later the wife of Mr Trundle.
A very amiable and lovely girl.

Miss Rachel Wardle Sister of Mr Wardle.
A lady of uncertain age.

Sam Weller Boots at the White Hart Inn, afterwards valet to Mr Pickwick and husband to
Mary, the housemaid.
I wonder whether I'm meant to be a footman; or a groom; or a gamekeeper; or a
seedsman; I looks like a compo' of every one of them.

Tony Weller Coachman; father of Sam Weller.
His face ... had expanded, under the influence of good living, and a disposition remarkable
for resignation.

Nathaniel Winkle Member of the Pickwick Club.
The sporting Winkle, communicating additional lustre to a new green shooting coat, plaid
neckerchief, and closely fitting drabs.

Mr Senior Winkle Father of Nathaniel.
A little old gentleman ... with a head and face the precise counterpart of those belonging to
Mr Winkle, Junior, excepting that he was rather bald.