Posthumous papers of the Pickwick Club, no. 18Public
Tells the story of Samuel Pickwick, a good natured elderly gentleman, president of the Pickwick Club. With three other members of the club, Pickwick travels around the English countryside, where he becomes caught up in a series of comic adventures, and romantic and legal misunderstandings. Although light in tone, the novel foreshadows the social concerns that would emerge in Dickens' later work. Issued monthly from April 1836 to November 1837. Chapters 49-51: Chapter 49. How Mr. Pickwick sped upon his mission, and how he was reinforced in the outset by a most unexpected auxiliary Chapter 50. In which Mr. Pickwick encounters an old acquaintance, to which fortunate circumstance the reader is mainly indebted for matter of thrilling interest herein set down, concerning two great public men of might and power Chapter 51. Involving a serious change in the Weller family, and the untimely downfall of the red-nosed Mr. Stiggins
- In Collection:
- Call Number: PR4569 A1 1836
- University of Victoria Libraries Special Collections, PR4569 A1 1836
- 20 numbers in 19 volumes (xiv, 609 pages) ; 23 cm
- 52.16045, -0.70312
- Illustrated. First edition (but not first issued of all parts) with parts in their original state with paper wrappers.
- Victorian Serial Novels Collection
- June 19, 2008
- Compressed from archive at 40% size and 150 dpi; saved as medium quality (5) jpg; 300 dpi TIFF; no colour correction; archived in Cataloguing on DVD. Digitized by KM and CDW, technical metadata provided by KM and CDW, cataloguing metadata provided by GF and KD.
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