The Pickwick Papers: Illustrated Edition (Paperback)

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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

Description


Samuel Pickwick, Esquire, a kind and wealthy old gentleman, and the founder and perpetual president of the Pickwick Club, decides to extend his researches into the quaint and curious phenomena of life. He suggests that he and three other "Pickwickians" should make journeys to places remote from London and report on their findings to the other members of the club. They travel throughout the English countryside by coach, on hunting, fishing and other expeditions.
Product Details
ISBN: 9788027330447
ISBN-10: 8027330440
Publisher: E-Artnow
Publication Date: December 14th, 2018
Pages: 522
Language: English