The Pickwick Papers - Charles Dickens

The Pickwick Papers

By Charles Dickens

  • Release Date: 1836-01-01
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 95 Ratings

Description

In May 1827, the Pickwick Club of London, headed by Samuel Pickwick, decides to establish a traveling society in which four members journey about England and make reports on their travels. The four members are Mr. Pickwick, a kindly retired businessman and philosopher whose thoughts never rise above the commonplace; Tracy Tupman, a ladies' man who never makes a conquest; Augustus Snodgrass, a poet who never writes a poem; and Nathaniel Winkle, a sportsman of tremendous ineptitude.

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Reviews

  • Pickwick Papers

    5
    By CliveGuy
    The first of Charles Dickens' novels. I enjoyed reading it, and was glad to have it available in this format.
  • Very good story, mediocre ePub

    4
    By Just Bob
    There are two important parts to every scanned ePub: the story, and the formatting. In this case, the ePub is made from scanning a book. The spelling appears to be correct, but there are many other errors. Many, many paragraphs are run together, some capitalization is missing, some sentences are missing spaces between them. I think you are getting the idea. Someone should have proof-read the ePub, carefully comparing the electronic version to the printed version. But, the book is free—how much can I complain? As to the story, it is a pleasant tell, witty and entertaining. It follows the meandering travels of the "reverenced" Mr. Pickwick, founder of The Pickwick Club, whose well-to-do members travel through England seeking pleasant adventures. I believe the stories were originally published as monthly installments in a magazine: that format was probably best for this story which meanders much and crescendoes little. I would have given the book 5 stars had it not been for all the formatting errors in this ePub edition. Someone should have proofed the to work.
  • Pickwick papers

    4
    By Bjsfolly
    different Dickens. Early chapters interesting but predictable. Improves many fold as it progresses. As usual it is the "blue collar" characters who are the best drawn. A very different and engaging read. Don't miss!
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