The Pickwick Papers
Publish date: December 6th 2012
Pages no: 944
Edition language: English
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...
I would have found this book more engrossing and read it more quickly if there were an overarching plot holding it all together. The disadvantages of publishing first as a serial are obvious here. This "novel" is really a collection of loosely connected episodes that are quite entertaining. The stre...
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