Over the course of his illustrious career, Charles Dickens created hundreds of characters to inhabit his many novels, short stories, and plays. Understandably, thinking of names for these characters was quite a task, and so Dickens kept lists to be considered for future use. Here are excerpts from a single notebook that he called Memoranda and kept from 1855 until 1865.
— Adapted from Lists of Note: An Eclectic Collection Deserving of a Wider Audience, compiled by Shaun Usher (published in June by Chronicle Books)
ZEPHANIAH FERRY (or FURY)
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