The Pickwick Papers (Penguin Classics)

The Pickwick Papers (Penguin Classics)

Charles Dickens


'One of my life's maximum tragedies is to have already learn Pickwick Papers - i cannot return and browse it for the 1st time' Fernando Pessoa

Few first novels have created as a lot well known pleasure as The Pickwick Papers - a comic book masterpiece that catapulted its twenty-four-year-old writer to quick popularity. Readers have been captivated via the adventures of the poet Snodgrass, the sweetheart Tupman, the sportsman Winkle and, mainly, through that quintessentially English Quixote, Mr Pickwick, and his cockney Sancho Panza, Sam Weller. From the hallowed turf of Dingley Dell Cricket membership to the unholy fracas of the Eatanswill election, through the Fleet borrowers' criminal, characters and incidents spring to lifestyles from Dickens's pen, to shape an enduringly well known paintings of ebullient humour and literary invention. This version relies at the first quantity variation of 1837, and contains the unique illustrations. In his advent, Mark Wormald discusses the genesis of The Pickwick Papers and the emergence of its important characters.

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