The Resource The Pickwick papers

The Pickwick papers

Label
The Pickwick papers
Title
The Pickwick papers
Statement of responsibility
Charles Dickens ; with forty-three illustrations by Seymour and 'Phiz' ; introduced by Peter Washington
Title variation
  • Posthumous papers of the Pickwick Club
  • Pickwick Club
  • Pickwick papers
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Contributor
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Charles Dickens's first novel, "The Pickwick Papers" was originally published in serial form between March 1836 and October 1837. Drawing on Dickens's experience as a journalist and reporter in London and the surrounding countryside, the novel is a series of loosely related comical adventures of the members of the Pickwick Club, founded by the novel's main character, Mr. Samuel Pickwick. Mr. Pickwick is a wealthy and bored old gentleman who suggests that he and the club members, Tracy Tupman, Augustus Snodgrass, and Nathaniel Winkle, venture outside London and report on their experiences to each other. From encounters with highwaymen, a duel, romantic escapades, and a brief stay in Fleet Prison, these wild and hilarious adventures form the basis of the novel's plot. "The Pickwick Papers" gained immense popularity and became one of the first publishing successes of the pre-Victorian era when the character of Sam Weller was introduced in Chapter Ten. Sam is hired on as Mr. Pickwick's valet and his wise Cockney observations and advice stand in contrast to the nave̐ and unworldly Mr. Pickwick. Through its numerous well-loved characters and settings, the novel affords the reader a fascinating and entertaining glimpse into 19th century England. This edition includes an introduction by Edwin Percy Whipple and a biographical afterword
Member of
Summary
Four members of a nineteenth-century London social club journey to places outside the city and become involved in romantic adventures and a few legal scrapes
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
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024198
Cataloging source
Midwest
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hoopla (Digital media service)
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1812-1870
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Dickens, Charles
Dewey number
823.8
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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1815-1882
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  • Seymour, Robert
  • Browne, Hablot Knight
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True
Series statement
Recorded Books classics library
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  • Clubs
  • Men
Target audience
adult
Label
The Pickwick papers
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Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT12225557
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781420959109
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT12225557
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12225557
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
The Pickwick papers
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT12225557
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781420959109
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT12225557
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12225557
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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