Posthumous papers of the Pickwick Club, no. 16Public
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 43-45: Chapter 43: Treats of divers little matters which occurred in the Fleet, and of Mr. Winkler's mysterious behaviour; and shows how the poor Chancery prisoner obtained his release at last Chapter 44: Descriptive of an affecting interview between Mr. Samuel Weller and a family party. Mr. Pickwick makes a tour of the diminutive world he inhabits, and resolves to mix with it in future as little as possible Chapter 45: Records a touching act of delicate feeling, not unmixed with pleasantry, achieved and performed by Messrs. Dodson and Fogg
- 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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