Alfred Jingle appears in which Dickens novel

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The Pickwick Papers

Alfred Jingle is a fictional character who appears in the novel The Pickwick Papers by Charles Dickens.

He is a strolling actor and an engaging charlatan and trickster noted for his bizarre anecdotes and distinctive mangling of English syntax.

He first appears in chapter two of the novel and accompanies the Pickwickians on their first coach journey.

As they leave the Golden Cross Inn at Charing Cross, Jingle holds forth in characteristic mode on the dangers of decapitation as illustrated by low archways and the example of King Charles I, beheaded at nearby Whitehall Palace:



The Pickwick Papers (Penguin Classics)


Few first novels have created as much popular excitement as The Pickwick Papers - a comic masterpiece that catapulted its twenty-four-year-old author to immediate fame.

Readers were captivated by the adventures of the poet Snodgrass, the lover Tupman, the sportsman Winkle and, above all, by that quintessentially English Quixote, Mr Pickwick, and his cockney Sancho Panza, Sam Weller.

From the hallowed turf of Dingley Dell Cricket Club to the unholy fracas of the Eatanswill election, via the Fleet debtors' prison, characters and incidents spring to life from Dickens's pen, to form an enduringly popular work of ebullient humour and literary invention.

The Pickwick Papers (Penguin Classics): Charles Dickens, Mark Wormald, Mark Wormald: 9780140436112: Books