The Pickwick Papers
The Pickwick Papers is Dickens first novel and widely regarded as one of the major classics of comic writing in English. Originally serialised in monthly instalments, it quickly became a huge popular success with sales reaching 40 000 by the final number. In the century and a half since its first... show more
The Pickwick Papers is Dickens first novel and widely regarded as one of the major classics of comic writing in English. Originally serialised in monthly instalments, it quickly became a huge popular success with sales reaching 40 000 by the final number. In the century and a half since its first appearance, the characters of Mr Pickwick, Sam Weller and the whole Pickwickian crew have entered the consciousness of all who love English literature in general, and the works of Dickens in particular.
Publish date: 1993
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions
Pages no: 751
Edition language: English
I remember an attempt at reading Pickwick very early on, possibly in my teens. It did not end well: I was not a sufficiently experienced reader to navigate either the playfulness of Dickens' language or the tone of gleeful grotesquerie masking a rather sentimental view of human nature. Let me qualif...
Thank God this is over! I had previously read six books by Dickens and I loved them all. I even gave 5*s to one or two. This one, however, was a painful read. I think part of the problem might have been my own current personal issues. Rather a lot of heavy stuff has been going on recently and I have...
bookshelves: winter20092010, victorian, published-1837, classic, britain-england, amusing, fraudio, play-dramatisation, satire Read in December, 2009 It's 1827 - Samuel Pickwick and his club members set off to travel across England.Stars Simon Cadell and Freddie Jones Broadcast on BBC Radio 7Thi...
It had some good parts and some great parts, but it was soooo looong!
Dicken’s first novel was published in 19 serial installments from March, 1836 through October, 1837. It was wildly popular, and in many ways transformed serial publishing in England from a type of fiction in which the picture plates took priority, to fiction where the narrative gained precedence.The...
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