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The Pickwick Papers By Charles Dickens The Pickwick Papers The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club also known as The Pickwick Papers is the first novel by Charles Dickens Written for publication as a serial The Pickwick Papers is a sequence of loosely rel

  • Title: The Pickwick Papers
  • Author: Charles Dickens
  • ISBN: 9780140621105
  • Page: 195
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Pickwick Papers By Charles Dickens The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club also known as The Pickwick Papers is the first novel by Charles Dickens Written for publication as a serial, The Pickwick Papers is a sequence of loosely related adventures The novel s main character, Samuel Pickwick, Esquire, is a kind and wealthy old gentleman, and the founder and perpetual president of the Pickwick Club ToThe Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club also known as The Pickwick Papers is the first novel by Charles Dickens Written for publication as a serial, The Pickwick Papers is a sequence of loosely related adventures The novel s main character, Samuel Pickwick, Esquire, is a kind and wealthy old gentleman, and the founder and perpetual president of the Pickwick Club To extend his researches into the quaint and curious phenomena of life, he suggests that he and three other Pickwickians Mr Nathaniel Winkle, Mr Augustus Snodgrass, and Mr Tracy Tupman should make journeys to remote places from London and report on their findings to the other members of the club Their travels throughout the English countryside by coach provide the chief theme of the novel.
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    1. Pouting Always on said:

      Oh god this was such a long read, the problem is I didn t realize going into it that Charles Dickens originally published this as a series over time and so I read the whole freaking thing at once and honestly there s only so much of this one can read at once and still enjoy The writing itself was really good and Dickens is really witty I found all of it really funny and amusing and I see why people would have liked it I don t think I myself could enjoy it as much because it just felt like a TV s [...]

    2. Darwin8u on said:

      what was over couldn t be begun, and what couldn t be cured must be endured Charles Dickens, The Pickwick PapersThis book morphed a couple times in my brain It started off a bit uneven, filled with vignettes and sketches that seemed to anticipate the later genius of Dickens and even presented several shadows of future books and stories After 100 pages I figured I would have another 700 pages of various Pickwick club digressions There would be interesting characters Sam Weller, Alfred Jingle, etc [...]

    3. Jean on said:

      Have you read The Pickwick Papers It does seem to be the one work by Charles Dickens which is sadly neglected by many readers The Pickwick Papers was originally published in 19 monthly magazine instalments, from March 1836 to October 1837, this last being a double issue They were then reissued in a volume as The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club in 1839 when Dickens was still only 25 They comprise humorous sketches, themselves interspersed with incidental tales, such as The Goblins who stol [...]

    4. MJ Nicholls on said:

      The middle classes in this country still aspire to some half baked bucolic idyll renting a farmhouse, living off the land, swinging on a hammock reading Balzac while buxom farmlasses frolic in the Devonshire sun The reality The work involved in milking cows, shearing sheep, fattening chickens requires the brawny pluck of a youngster, not the snoozy disregard of the doddery, and those farmhouse repairs won t repair themselves, those bills won t pay themselves until the call of the one bedroom fl [...]

    5. Ahmad Sharabiani on said:

      The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club, Charles Dickens The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club also known as The Pickwick Papers was Charles Dickens s first novel He was asked to contribute to the project as an up and coming writer following the success of Sketches by Boz, published in 1836 most of Dickens novels were issued in shilling instalments before being published as complete volumes Dickens still writing under the pseudonym of Boz increasingly took over the unsuccessful monthly p [...]

    6. Jan-Maat on said:

      I read this out in the garden, of the small house my parents bought before buying an even smaller one in a moderately expensive street, anyhow I sat in a broad bottomed wicker chair beneath a flowering jasmine bush view spoiler which had grown to dominate the garden, we had it propped up on a trellis so we could see out the kitchen window and the cat would climb through it to reach the upper floor hide spoiler , one summer many years ago It was the first book by Dickens that I enjoyed reading.W [...]

    7. Jonfaith on said:

      The Pickwick Papers promised heft Weighing in at 900 pages and larded with indices and erudite observations, the project promised muscle training, if nothing else The serial natural of the narrative and general zany approach was also apprehended I simply wasn t prepared, however, for Sam Weller Oh lord, he may be my favorite character in recent memory I wasn t prepared for such I was expecting tales of the idle and curious confronting rural and proltarian situations, if only for hilarity and gen [...]

    8. Cindy Newton on said:

      I m sure that nothing I say here has not already been said, but here goes This is the most light hearted Dickens I ve read thus far, although there are hints and glimpses of his social activism to be found This is his first novel, and you can see the seeds of who he will become already sprouting It is amazing to read this and realize that he wrote this when he was 24 24 Besides his youth, the method of writing is very limiting he writes this in serial form, so each installment leaves his hands t [...]

    9. Perry on said:

      It s over, and can t be helped, they always say in Turkey when they cut the wrong man s head off She dotes on poetry, sir She adores it I may say that her whole soul and mind are wound up, and entwined with it She has produced some delightful pieces, herself, sir You may have met with her Ode to an Expiring Frog, sir Can I view thee panting, lyingOn thy stomach, without sighing Can I unmoved see thee dyingOn a logExpiring frog I agree generally with my friends reviews that Dickens first novel pu [...]

    10. ·Karen· on said:

      I found this while clearing out the cellar The price inside the front cover is one pound seventy five, and there s a card inside from an antiquarian bookshop in St Andrews I have zero recall of buying it, although I do remember visits to St Andrews, and losing one daughter in the haar at the beach Luckily it was the sensible daughter, not inclined to panic The Biographical Edition, edited by Arthur Waugh, father of Evelyn Waugh, with his introduction in each volume Waugh had been appointed manag [...]

    11. Barry Pierce on said:

      Who needs a plot when you have wit This is less a novel a series of continued vignettes disguised as a narrative, and I really liked it It s essentially Three Men in a Boat but 950 pages long.

    12. aPriL does feral sometimes on said:

      Gorgeous writing lifts The Pickwick Papers into an upper stratosphere It isn t often a farce gets five stars from me This may be Charles Dickens first novel, built out of a newspaper serial, but there is nothing here to indicate to me that Dickens was struggling to find his voice He comes out of the gate full speed Everything which has most critics adoring his later books is here social satire, a comprehensive set of lively and memorable contemporary 19th century comical and lovable characters r [...]

    13. Brad on said:

      Dickens first novel shows his comic gift and knack for character development Really a string of connected episodes rather than a complex novel as he later created, this is still an enjoyable romp.My generic comment about Charles Dickens First of all, although I am a partisan of Dickens writing and have read and relished most his works, I concede to three flaws in his oeuvre that are not insignificant First, while he seemed to develop an almost endless variety of male social types, his female cha [...]

    14. lorinbocol on said:

      a dir la verit volevo solo segnare in u sclist questa nuova, bellissima, irrinunciabile edizione di pickwick appena uscita da einaudi solo che mannaggia, fa casino oppure io non lo so usare, che possibilissimo e inserendo questa nuova bellissima e irrinunciabile e appena uscita mi ha tolto la vecchia copia tetrastellata di adelphi, nella traduzione del buon lodovico terzi lodovico con la o, che classe 1925.ora qualcuno mi dice che scrivendo il commento a una delle due edizioni possibile poi inse [...]

    15. Manray9 on said:

      It has been quite some time since a book made me laugh out loud Charles Dickens Pickwick Papers, or properly The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club, did so again and again The book arose from Dickens engagement to provide descriptions to accompany a series of comic prints as an edition in the popular genre of the picture novel Dickens captions grew into serialized articles which appeared in nineteen installments over twenty months during 1836 37 They were then compiled into his first novel [...]

    16. Roy Lotz on said:

      It s always best on these occasions to do what the mobs do But suppose there are two mobs suggested Mr Snodgrass Shout with the largest, replied Mr Pickwick.This is a tough book to review, because it doesn t seem to need one The Pickwick Papers is, for the most part, a silly, uncomplicated, and enjoyable novel His first book, Charles Dickens wrote it at the ripe old age of twenty four, when most of us are hardly prepared to read a book of this length, much less write one Dickens was originally a [...]

    17. Duffy Pratt on said:

      This book caused a huge sensation when it first appeared in serialization I m at a loss It makes me wonder whether people in Victorian England had anything to do.I initially tried to read this along the serialization schedule, finishing several chapters a month That didn t work out Ordinarily, that plan fails because I can t wait to rush ahead Here, the problem was that nothing was luring me back to this book, and I happily read other things I found interesting and entertaining But, I do want t [...]

    18. Douglas Wilson on said:

      Okay, so I have a confession to make I have never really read any Dickens Some of my family were big into him, but I never got around to it I may have read A Christmas Carol some time, but don t think that counts At any rate, one of my projects consists of always reading some Chesterton, and as it happened, I am now reading Chesterton s collection of pieces on Dickens So Chesterton convinced me that I needed to read some Dickens, and so I chose Pickwick I enjoyed it as I went, and by the end fou [...]

    19. Fábio Martins on said:

      S por manifesta falta de bom senso poderia presumir que teria alguma coisa a acrescentar s verdadeiras teses que existem acerca desta colec o de fasc culos Digo,por isso, pouco,sobre este livro colossal em sentido lato e literal Pickwick existe t o incontornavel quanto inesquec vel Fica comigo,mais que a epopeia pitoresca, a marca de gua de uma alma que se vai desenhando devagar,com a firmeza e o vagar das coisas que, de facto, o s o.

    20. Lucrezia on said:

      Venghino Miss e Mrs beh adattiamoci al posto dove ci troviamo qui c posto per tutti , la carrozza spaziosa al interno , e se non ci si sta c l imperiale , o altrimenti qualcuno si sieder a cassetta con il vetturino Ma si mettano comodi lor signori Ci siamo Siete tutti belli comodi e sistemati, bene si parte Questo sar un giro particolare perch vi porter a conoscere un po di nuovi amici , ma ormai dopo circa 877 pagine direi quasi di conoscerli da lungo tempo , curiosi compagni di viaggio essi so [...]

    21. Gwen on said:

      I wish I had gotten around to reading Charles Dickens before my English teacher did, because I have spent most of my life erroneously believing that I loathed the author, only to force myself recently into reading through his work in chronological order and discovering that I LOVE Charles Dickens.Seriously, this book is terrible on a technical level, having a plot which wanders all over the place, characters doing a lot of mundane things like eating, going hunting, telling stories which have not [...]

    22. Antonia Hall on said:

      If you read much Dickens, you can tell that this tale is not quite as dark as others without as much gloom and visions of good v evil as in his other works This is a wonderful story and its most memorable character is the affable Sam Weller who is poor, humble, hardworking and just plain good and fun to listen to especially with his comparison speech and amusing sayings Timson is a skilled and clever reader with all of the voices and inflections probably just as Dickens would have wanted them.

    23. Emily Dybdahl on said:

      Mr Pickwick is a middle aged gentleman of considerable means who enjoys life and adventures and wants to share that joy with his best friends He has taken under his wing several young men, and though he remains a bachelor, he still maintains a father but also friend relationship with these other members of the Pickwick Club The personality of Mr Pickwick is quixotic but less daft He loves to party but is very generous and keeps a sharp lookout on the well being of his friends and those on whom h [...]

    24. El on said:

      Charles Dickens was in his mid 20s when he wrote The Pickwick Papers I m in my mid 30s and I think just going to work in the morning makes me pretty successful.Don t go into reading this as a linear novel These are loosely connected stories surrounding the members of the Pickwick Club In fact, the actual title of the book is The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club containing a faithful record of the perambulations, perils, travels, adventures and sporting transactions of the corresponding mem [...]

    25. Poncho on said:

      Written in a very witty narrative, depicting memorable characters such as Sam Weller, The Pickwick Papers is the announcement of one of the greatest writers ever, who wrote this at the same age of he who is currently writing this deficient intent of a review If you re in the mood for humour and yet you want to taste the treats of high quality literature, this book may be what you re looking for Its characters will surely be impregnated in your heart for ever, as well as some passages and some of [...]

    26. Davide on said:

      Dickens, che aveva scaldato i motori con gli Sketches by Boz, nel marzo 1836 fa partire una serie mensile che nasce dalla richiesta degli editori Chapman Hall All inizio sembra una scelta piuttosto alimentare scrive alla fidanzata Catherine Hogarth che il 2 aprile 1836 diventava sua moglie the emolument is too tempting to resist L idea era di fornire il testo per accompagnare vignette sportive umoristiche disegnate dal popolare artista Robert Seymour, che per si suicida dopo il secondo numero, e [...]

    27. RavenclawReadingRoom on said:

      Trigger warnings nothing that I can think of, but I also found huge chunks of this INCREDIBLY boring so it s possible I missed something when my eyes glazed over I knew literally nothing about this when I put it on my Classics Club list back in 2014 And to be honest, I still feel like I know nothing about this It was Dickens first novel, and while there are definitely moments of brilliance shining through, I found huge chunks of this to be incredibly dull It s essentially a series of short stori [...]

    28. Blaine DeSantis on said:

      I loved this book and am now proud to proclaim myself a Pickwickian For years I shied away from Dickens and his novels But a few years ago I began with A Tale of Two Cities and loved it, despite its overuse of commas and semi colons So I decided to give Dickens a try and bought the first five of his novels in paperback form and his entire collection on Kindle For a year the books just sat on the shelf and stared at me, as did books by Victor Hugo and Dumas I kept saying I was going to start read [...]

    29. Elis on said:

      E risaputa la mia stima e la mia ammirazione per Dickens, il mio debole per la sua scrittura e il suo modo di farmi girovagare per la Londra ottocentesca attraverso le sue descrizioni Amo Dickens principalmente per questo una cosa che mi mette tuttavia in difficolt quando devo recensire un suo libro.Nonostante Il Circolo Pickwick considerato uno dei suoi libri pi riusciti, ammetto di aver avuto un po di difficolt ad arrivare alla fine Essendo stato inizialmente una storia pubblicata in capitoli [...]

    30. Laura on said:

      Reading online at eBooks Adelaide, one chapter per day.Some David Perdue s Charles Dickens page background about this book When artist Robert Seymour proposed to publishers Chapman and Hall a series of engravings featuring Cockney sporting life, with accompanying text published in monthly installments, they readily accepted and set about the task of finding a writer The publishers were turned down by several writers and finally asked 24 year old Charles Dickens to provide the text Dickens accept [...]

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