The Pickwick Papers: (with an Introduction by Edwin Percy Whipple) (Paperback)

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By Charles Dickens, Edwin Percy Whipple (Introduction by)
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NOVEMBER 2013

In Charles Dickens’  first (and, I find, most endearing) book, we follow
the  ludicrous Mr. Pickwick and friends as they ramble  about England
to “observe things” for the club that they are a part of.  Along the way
they meet up  with the quintessential Dickensian array of insane
characters. The format of  having them wandering about without a clear
purpose besides observation really gives Dickens the chance to stretch
his legs comedically. hilarious, even for Dicken, though it is equally
wise. I would not recommend it on that basis alone. It contains some of
his best social commentary, a thing which he became well known for,
mocking a decadent aristocratic class that is just a blown up version of
those we see today.

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— ben

Product Details
ISBN: 9781420959093
ISBN-10: 1420959093
Publisher: Digireads.com
Publication Date: September 21st, 2018
Pages: 670
Language: English