The Resource Death and Mr. Pickwick, Stephen Jarvis

Death and Mr. Pickwick, Stephen Jarvis

Label
Death and Mr. Pickwick
Title
Death and Mr. Pickwick
Statement of responsibility
Stephen Jarvis
Title variation
Death and Mister Pickwick
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"On March 31, 1836, the publishers Chapman & Hall launched the first issue of a new monthly periodical entitled The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club. Conceived and created by the artist Robert Seymour, it contained four of his illustrations; the words to accompany them were written by a young journalist who used the pen name Boz. The story of a club presided over by fat, loveable Mr. Pickwick, assisted by his cockney manservant Sam Weller, The Pickwick Papers soon became a sensation, outselling every other book except the Bible and Shakespeare's plays, read and discussed by the entire population of the British Isles, from the duke's drawing room to the lowliest chophouse. The fame of Mr. Pickwick soon spread worldwide--making The Pickwick Papers the greatest literary phenomenon in history. But one does not need to have read a single word of The Pickwick Papers to be enthralled by the story of how this extraordinary novel came to be. The creation and afterlife of this masterpiece is the subject of Stephen Jarvis's novel, Death and Mr. Pickwick. This vast, intricately constructed, indeed Dickensian work is at once the ultimate homage to a much-loved book, tracing its genesis and subsequent history in fascinating detail, and a damning indictment of how an ambitious young writer expropriated another man's ideas and then engaged in an elaborate cover-up of The Pickwick Papers' true origin."--
Summary
"On March 31, 1836, the publishers Chapman & Hall launched the first issue of a new monthly periodical entitled The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club. Conceived and created by the artist Robert Seymour, it contained four of his illustrations; the words to accompany them were written by a young journalist who used the pen name Boz. The story of a club presided over by fat, loveable Mr. Pickwick, assisted by his cockney manservant Sam Weller, The Pickwick Papers soon became a sensation, outselling every other book except the Bible and Shakespeare's plays, read and discussed by the entire population of the British Isles, from the duke's drawing room to the lowliest chophouse. The fame of Mr. Pickwick soon spread worldwide--making The Pickwick Papers the greatest literary phenomenon in history. But one does not need to have read a single word of The Pickwick Papers to be enthralled by the story of how this extraordinary novel came to be. The creation and afterlife of this masterpiece is the subject ofStephen Jarvis's novel, Death and Mr. Pickwick. This vast, intricately constructed, indeed Dickensian work is at once the ultimate homage to a much-loved book, tracing its genesis and subsequent history in fascinating detail, and a damning indictment of how an ambitious young writer expropriated another man's ideas and then engaged in an elaborate cover-up of The Pickwick Papers' true origin."--Provided by publisher
Theme
Storyline
Pace
Writing style
Character
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10426917
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1958-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jarvis, Stephen
Dewey number
823/.92
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6110.A785
LC item number
D43 2015
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Seymour, Robert
  • Dickens, Charles
  • Dickens, Charles
  • Authors, English
Target audience
adult
Label
Death and Mr. Pickwick, Stephen Jarvis
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Illustrations on lining papers
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
889165035
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
802 pages
Isbn
9780374139667
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Death and Mr. Pickwick, Stephen Jarvis
Publication
Note
Illustrations on lining papers
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
889165035
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
802 pages
Isbn
9780374139667
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations

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