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Description - The Pickwick Papers by Charles Dickens

When young Charles Dickens was commissioned to write the text for a series of sporting illustrations in 1836, no one could have suspected that this journeyman task was to turn in to one of the great comic novels in English literature. After the premature death of the original illustrator, Dickens took charge of the project, which was published in monthly parts. The result is a brilliant panorama of English life in the 1830s, a cornucopia of stories and vignettes featuring dozens of vividly drawn characters. Chief among them are Mr Pickwick himself, a later day Don Quixote travelling about the country righting wrongs; and his Sancho Panza, Sam Weller, whose pithy sayings and bizarre anecdotes immediately became and remained part of national mythology. With The Pickwick Papers Dickens established himself at a single stroke as a major creative artist, revealing the depth of his human sympathies, the breadth of his interests and his extraordinary linguistic virtuosity. His first novel, published when he was 25, is his first masterpiece. The Everyman edition includes 43 illustrations by Seymour and 'Phiz' which accompanied the original edition and also reprints the 1907 preface by G. K. Chesterton.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781857152111
ISBN-10: 1857152115
Format: Hardback
(210mm x 45mm x 135mm)
Pages: 944
Imprint: Everyman's Library
Publisher: Everyman
Publish Date: 22-Oct-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Book Reviews - The Pickwick Papers by Charles Dickens

UK Kirkus Review » Published when Dickens was only in his mid-20s, this is the charming comic novel which first brought the author's inspired characters to the literary world. The book's many delightful stories focus on the journeys of the members of the Pickwick Club, founded by Mr Samuel Pickwick, as reported by Messrs Tracy Tupman, Augustus Snodgrass and Nathaniel Winkle. Witness the latter being frightened of skating, or Mr Pickwick being caught in a lady's bedroom unable to get his nightcap off, or the coachman with the mottled legs who took an imperial pint of vinegar with his oysters and you only scratch the surface of this box of delights. (Kirkus UK)

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