Posthumous papers of the Pickwick Club, no. 19-20


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 52-56: Chapter 52: Comprising the final exit of Mr. Jingle and Job Trotter; with a great morning of business in Gray's Inn Square. Concluding with a double knock at Mr. Perker's door Chapter 53: Containing some particulars relative to the double knock, and other matters, among which certain interesting disclosures relative to Mr. Snodgrass and a young lady are by no means irrelevant to this history Chapter 54: Mr. Solomon Pell, assisted by a select committee of coachmen, arranges the affairs of the elder Mr. Weller -- Chapter 55. An important conference takes place between Mr. Pickwick and Samuel Weller, at which his parent assists-- an old gentleman in a snuff-coloured suit arrives unexpectedly -- Chapter 56. In which the Pickwick Club is finally dissolved, and everything concluded to the satisfaction of everybody.

In Collection:
Creator Contributor Subject Publisher Language Identifier
  • Call Number: PR4569 A1 1836
Date created Relation Resource type Source
  • University of Victoria Libraries Special Collections, PR4569 A1 1836
Rights statement Extent
  • 20 numbers in 19 volumes (xiv, 609 pages) ; 23 cm
Geographic coverage Coordinates
  • 52.16045, -0.70312
Additional physical characteristics
  • Illustrated. First edition (but not first issued of all parts) with parts in their original state with paper wrappers.
Physical repository Collection
  • Victorian Serial Novels Collection
Provider Genre Date digitized
  • June 19, 2008
Technical note
  • 300 dpi TIFF; no colour correction; archived in Cataloguing on DVD. Compressed from archive at 40% size and 150 dpi; saved as medium quality (5) jpg. Digitized by KM and CDW, technical metadata provided by KM and CDW, cataloguing metadata provided by GF and KD.
  • Contact Special Collections and University Archives for access to the original. This material is made available on this site for research and private study only.
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