The Pickwick Papers

The Pickwick Papers

Book - 2011
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The third set of titles in the essential collector's Dickens are finally available. The texts are taken from the 1867 Chapman and Hall edition, which became known as the Charles Dickens edition, the last edition edited by the author himself. The Nonesuch edition contains illustrations selected by Dickens, by artists including Hablot Knight Browne, George Cruikshank, John Leech, Robert Seymour and George Cattermole.

The new Nonesuch Dickens reproduces the original elegance of these beautiful editions. The books are printed on natural cream-shade high quality stock, are quarter bound in bonded leather with cloth sides, include a ribbon marker and features special printed endpapers. Each volume is wrapped in a protective, clear acetate jacket.

The Pickwick Papers follows the comedic adventures of the unforgettable members of the Pickwick Club and the remarkable characters they meet in their travels around England.
Publisher: New York : Overlook Press, 2011
ISBN: 9781590203965
Branch Call Number: DIC
Characteristics: xxxiv, 798 p. :,ill. ;,26 cm

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lpreston214
May 12, 2015

One of my faves by Dickens. So funny.

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lukasevansherman
Jan 26, 2015

"I shall never regret," said Mr. Pickwick in a low voice--"I shall never regret having devoted the greater part of two years to mixing with different varieties and shades of human character, frivolous as my pursuit of novelty may have appeared to many."
Dickens's first novel, which like many of his books, was published in serial form. Episodic and loosely structured, "Pickwick" is amusing and light, with hints of the darker turn his later novels would take (social issues, a court case that anticipates "Bleak House"). The influence of Smollett, Sterne, and Fielding is fairly clear, but it also shows Dickens discovering his all-embracing imaginative powers and deft character sketches. Not for the Dickens novice. Followed by his first great novel, "Oliver Twist."

SB2000 May 05, 2011

Picaresque, humane, light and humourous. While not as dark as Dicken's later works, some of the literary themes he returned to are there from the beginning. An episodic satire based on accute observations of society and social norms including: courting, politics, families, debtors prisons and the bottomless tar-pit that is the Law.

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