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Pickwick Papers
Malcolm Andrews

Classification : Others
Pub Date : Jan 01, 2009
Imprint : Everyman Classics
Page Extent : TBC
Binding : PB
ISBN : 9789350090213
Price : 295

About the book
Perambulations, Perils, Travels, Adventures Members of Samuel Pickwick’s Pickwick Club assign themselves the task of observing character and manners in others. The Pickwick Papers, which catapulted Dickens from journalistic obscurity into literary pre-eminence, reports their findings. Contemporaries enjoyed the novel as ‘a perfect picture of the morals, manners, habits of a great portion of English society’. Ever since, portly Mr Pickwick and sharp Sam Weller have remained perennially popular. But side by side with its chronicle of ludicrous follies and grotesqueries of English life, The Pickwick Papers confronts the darker side of the period. The story of Pickwick’s adventures exposes contemporary social evils that Dickens experienced first hand: the horrors of the debtors’ prison, the farce of an unreformed election, abuses of the legal system. The ‘immortal Pickwick’ retains his charm through time, not least because he reminds us of the value of benevolence and charity today. The most comprehensive paperback edition available, with original illustrations, introduction, notes, selected criticism, text summary and chronology of Dickens’s life and times
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