The Pickwick Papers

The Pickwick Papers Paul Scofield one of Britain s most distinguished actors reads The Pickwick Papers in a stunning presentation Scofield evokes the warmth and laughter of the unlikely adventures of the immortal Samuel

  • Title: The Pickwick Papers
  • Author: Charles Dickens
  • ISBN: 9780451516206
  • Page: 499
  • Format: Paperback
  • Paul Scofield, one of Britain s most distinguished actors reads The Pickwick Papers in a stunning presentation Scofield evokes the warmth and laughter of the unlikely adventures of the immortal Samuel Pickwick, Esq and the other members of the Pickwick Club Enjoy as the loyal Pickwickians bumble through hilarious romantic misadventures and other twists of plot you willPaul Scofield, one of Britain s most distinguished actors reads The Pickwick Papers in a stunning presentation Scofield evokes the warmth and laughter of the unlikely adventures of the immortal Samuel Pickwick, Esq and the other members of the Pickwick Club Enjoy as the loyal Pickwickians bumble through hilarious romantic misadventures and other twists of plot you will love.

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    1. Charles Dickens

      Charles John Huffam Dickens 7 February 1812 9 June 1870 was an English writer and social critic He created some of the world s best known fictional characters and is regarded as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era His works enjoyed unprecedented popularity during his lifetime, and by the twentieth century critics and scholars had recognised him as a literary genius His novels and short stories enjoy lasting popularity.Born in Portsmouth, Dickens left school to work in a factory when his father was incarcerated in a debtors prison Despite his lack of formal education, he edited a weekly journal for 20 years, wrote 15 novels, five novellas, hundreds of short stories and non fiction articles, lectured and performed extensively, was an indefatigable letter writer, and campaigned vigorously for children s rights, education, and other social reforms.Dickens was regarded as the literary colossus of his age His 1843 novella, A Christmas Carol, remains popular and continues to inspire adaptations in every artistic genre Oliver Twist and Great Expectations are also frequently adapted, and, like many of his novels, evoke images of early Victorian London His 1859 novel, A Tale of Two Cities, set in London and Paris, is his best known work of historical fiction Dickens s creative genius has been praised by fellow writers from Leo Tolstoy to George Orwell and G K Chesterton for its realism, comedy, prose style, unique characterisations, and social criticism On the other hand, Oscar Wilde, Henry James, and Virginia Woolf complained of a lack of psychological depth, loose writing, and a vein of saccharine sentimentalism The term Dickensian is used to describe something that is reminiscent of Dickens and his writings, such as poor social conditions or comically repulsive characters.On 8 June 1870, Dickens suffered another stroke at his home after a full day s work on Edwin Drood He never regained consciousness, and the next day, five years to the day after the Staplehurst rail crash, he died at Gad s Hill Place Contrary to his wish to be buried at Rochester Cathedral in an inexpensive, unostentatious, and strictly private manner, he was laid to rest in the Poets Corner of Westminster Abbey A printed epitaph circulated at the time of the funeral reads To the Memory of Charles Dickens England s most popular author who died at his residence, Higham, near Rochester, Kent, 9 June 1870, aged 58 years He was a sympathiser with the poor, the suffering, and the oppressed and by his death, one of England s greatest writers is lost to the world His last words were On the ground , in response to his sister in law Georgina s request that he lie down from

    298 thoughts on “The Pickwick Papers”

    1. Oh god this was such a long read, the problem is I didn't realize going into it that Charles Dickens originally published this as a series over time and so I read the whole freaking thing at once and honestly there's only so much of this one can read at once and still enjoy. The writing itself was really good and Dickens is really witty. I found all of it really funny and amusing and I see why people would have liked it. I don't think I myself could enjoy it as much because it just felt like a T [...]

    2. “what was over couldn't be begun, and what couldn't be cured must be endured;” ― Charles Dickens, The Pickwick PapersThis book morphed a couple times in my brain. It started off a bit uneven, filled with vignettes and sketches that seemed to anticipate the later genius of Dickens and even presented several shadows of future books and stories. After 100 pages I figured I would have another 700 pages of various Pickwick club digressions. There would be interesting characters (Sam Weller, Alf [...]

    3. Have you read The Pickwick Papers? It does seem to be the one work by Charles Dickens which is sadly neglected by many readers. "The Pickwick Papers" was originally published in 19 monthly magazine instalments, from March 1836 to October 1837, this last being a double issue. They were then reissued in a volume as The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club in 1839 when Dickens was still only 25. They comprise humorous sketches, themselves interspersed with incidental tales, such as "The Goblins w [...]

    4. The middle classes in this country still aspire to some half-baked bucolic idyll—renting a farmhouse, living off the land, swinging on a hammock reading Balzac while buxom farmlasses frolic in the Devonshire sun. The reality? The work involved in milking cows, shearing sheep, fattening chickens requires the brawny pluck of a youngster, not the snoozy disregard of the doddery, and those farmhouse repairs won’t repair themselves, those bills won’t pay themselves . . . until the call of the o [...]

    5. The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club, Charles Dickens The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club (also known as The Pickwick Papers) was Charles Dickens's first novel. He was asked to contribute to the project as an up-and-coming writer following the success of Sketches by Boz, published in 1836 (most of Dickens' novels were issued in shilling instalments before being published as complete volumes). Dickens (still writing under the pseudonym of Boz) increasingly took over the unsuccessful [...]

    6. I read this out in the garden, of the small house my parents bought before buying an even smaller one in a moderately more expensive street, anyhow I sat in a broad bottomed wicker chair beneath a flowering jasmine bush(view spoiler)[ which had grown to dominate the garden, we had it propped up on a trellis so we could see out the kitchen window and the cat would climb through it to reach the upper floor (hide spoiler)], one summer many years ago. It was the first book by Dickens that I enjoyed [...]

    7. The Pickwick Papers promised heft. Weighing in at 900 pages and larded with indices and erudite observations, the project promised muscle training, if nothing else. The serial natural of the narrative and general zany approach was also apprehended. I simply wasn't prepared, however, for Sam Weller. Oh lord, he may be my favorite character in recent memory. I wasn't prepared for such. I was expecting tales of the idle and curious confronting rural and proltarian situations, if only for hilarity a [...]

    8. I'm sure that nothing I say here has not already been said, but here goes. This is the most light-hearted Dickens' I've read thus far, although there are hints and glimpses of his social activism to be found. This is his first novel, and you can see the seeds of who he will become already sprouting. It is amazing to read this and realize that he wrote this when he was 24. 24!!! Besides his youth, the method of writing is very limiting--he writes this in serial form, so each installment leaves hi [...]

    9. It's over, and can't be helped, they always say in Turkey when they cut the wrong man's head off."“She dotes on poetry, sir. She adores it; I may say that her whole soul and mind are wound up, and entwined with it. She has produced some delightful pieces, herself, sir. You may have met with her 'Ode to an Expiring Frog,' sir.”“Can I view thee panting, lyingOn thy stomach, without sighing;Can I unmoved see thee dyingOn a logExpiring frog!” I agree generally with my friends' reviews that [...]

    10. I found this while clearing out the cellar. The price inside the front cover is one pound seventy five, and there's a card inside from an antiquarian bookshop in St Andrews. I have zero recall of buying it, although I do remember visits to St Andrews, and losing one daughter in the haar at the beach. Luckily it was the sensible daughter, not inclined to panic."The Biographical Edition, edited by Arthur Waugh, father of Evelyn Waugh, with his introduction in each volume. Waugh had been appointed [...]

    11. Who needs a plot when you have wit?! This is less a novel more a series of continued vignettes disguised as a narrative, and I really liked it. It's essentially "Three Men in a Boat" but 950 pages long.

    12. Gorgeous writing lifts 'The Pickwick Papers' into an upper stratosphere! It isn't often a farce gets five stars from me. This may be Charles Dickens' first novel, built out of a newspaper serial, but there is nothing here to indicate to me that Dickens was struggling to find his voice! He comes out of the gate full speed! Everything which has most critics adoring his later books is here: social satire, a comprehensive set of lively and memorable contemporary 19th-century comical and lovable char [...]

    13. Dickens' first novel shows his comic gift and knack for character development. Really a string of connected episodes rather than a complex novel as he later created, this is still an enjoyable romp.My generic comment about Charles Dickens:First of all, although I am a partisan of Dickens' writing and have read and relished most his works, I concede to three flaws in his oeuvre that are not insignificant. First, while he seemed to develop an almost endless variety of male social types, his female [...]

    14. a dir la verità volevo solo segnare in uìsclist questa nuova, bellissima, irrinunciabile edizione di pickwick appena uscita da einaudi. solo che mannaggia, fa casino - oppure io non lo so usare, che è possibilissimo - e inserendo questa nuova (bellissima e irrinunciabile e appena uscita) mi ha tolto la vecchia copia tetrastellata di adelphi, nella traduzione del buon lodovico terzi. lodovico con la o, che è classe 1925.ora qualcuno mi dice che scrivendo il commento a una delle due edizioni [...]

    15. It has been quite some time since a book made me laugh out loud. Charles Dickens' Pickwick Papers, or more properly The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club, did so again and again. The book arose from Dickens' engagement to provide descriptions to accompany a series of comic prints as an edition in the popular genre of the picture novel. Dickens' captions grew into serialized articles which appeared in nineteen installments over twenty months during 1836-37. They were then compiled into his f [...]

    16. “It’s always best on these occasions to do what the mobs do.”“But suppose there are two mobs?” suggested Mr. Snodgrass.“Shout with the largest,” replied Mr. Pickwick.This is a tough book to review, because it doesn’t seem to need one. The Pickwick Papers is, for the most part, a silly, uncomplicated, and enjoyable novel. His first book, Charles Dickens wrote it at the ripe old age of twenty-four, when most of us are hardly prepared to read a book of this length, much less write o [...]

    17. This book caused a huge sensation when it first appeared in serialization. I'm at a loss. It makes me wonder whether people in Victorian England had anything to do.I initially tried to read this along the serialization schedule, finishing several chapters a month. That didn't work out. Ordinarily, that plan fails because I can't wait to rush ahead. Here, the problem was that nothing was luring me back to this book, and I happily read other things I found more interesting and entertaining. But, I [...]

    18. Okay, so I have a confession to make. I have never really read any Dickens. Some of my family were big into him, but I never got around to it. I may have read A Christmas Carol some time, but don't think that counts. At any rate, one of my projects consists of always reading some Chesterton, and as it happened, I am now reading Chesterton's collection of pieces on Dickens. So Chesterton convinced me that I needed to read some Dickens, and so I chose Pickwick. I enjoyed it as I went, and by the e [...]

    19. Só por manifesta falta de bom senso poderia presumir que teria alguma coisa a acrescentar às verdadeiras teses que existem acerca desta colecção de fascículos. Digo,por isso, pouco,sobre este livro colossal (em sentido lato e literal) :Pickwick existe. É tão incontornavel quanto inesquecível. Fica comigo,mais que a epopeia pitoresca, a marca de água de uma alma que se vai desenhando devagar,com a firmeza e o vagar das coisas que, de facto, o são.

    20. Venghino Miss e Mrs (beh adattiamoci al posto dove ci troviamo )qui c' è posto per tutti , la carrozza è spaziosa al interno , e se non ci si sta c' è l' imperiale , o altrimenti qualcuno si siederà a cassetta con il vetturino . Ma si mettano comodi lor signori! Ci siamo? Siete tutti belli comodi e sistemati, bene si parte !Questo sarà un giro particolare perché vi porterò a conoscere un po di nuovi amici , ma ormai ( dopo circa 877 pagine ) direi quasi di conoscerli da lungo tempo , curi [...]

    21. I wish I had gotten around to reading Charles Dickens before my English teacher did, because I have spent most of my life erroneously believing that I loathed the author, only to force myself recently into reading through his work in chronological order and discovering that I LOVE Charles Dickens.Seriously, this book is terrible on a technical level, having a plot which wanders all over the place, characters doing a lot of mundane things like eating, going hunting, telling stories which have not [...]

    22. If you read much Dickens, you can tell that this tale is not quite as dark as others; without as much gloom and visions of good v evil as in his other works. This is a wonderful story and its most memorable character is the affable Sam Weller who is poor, humble, hardworking and just plain good and fun to listen to especially with his comparison speech and amusing sayings. Timson is a skilled and clever reader with all of the voices and inflections probably just as Dickens would have wanted them [...]

    23. Mr. Pickwick is a middle-aged gentleman of considerable means who enjoys life and adventures and wants to share that joy with his best friends. He has taken under his wing several young men, and though he remains a bachelor, he still maintains a "father but also friend" relationship with these other members of the Pickwick Club. The personality of Mr. Pickwick is quixotic but less daft. He loves to party but is very generous and keeps a sharp lookout on the well-being of his friends and those on [...]

    24. Charles Dickens was in his mid-20s when he wrote The Pickwick Papers. I'm in my mid-30s and I think just going to work in the morning makes me pretty successful.Don't go into reading this as a linear novel. These are loosely-connected stories surrounding the members of the Pickwick Club. In fact, the actual title of the book is The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club containing a faithful record of the perambulations, perils, travels, adventures and sporting transactions of the corresponding [...]

    25. Written in a very witty narrative, depicting memorable characters such as Sam Weller, The Pickwick Papers is the announcement of one of the greatest writers ever, who wrote this at the same age of he who is currently writing this deficient intent of a review. If you're in the mood for humour and yet you want to taste the treats of high-quality literature, this book may be what you're looking for. Its characters will surely be impregnated in your heart for ever, as well as some passages and some [...]

    26. Dickens, che aveva scaldato i motori con gli Sketches by Boz, nel marzo 1836 fa partire una serie mensile che nasce dalla richiesta degli editori Chapman & Hall. All'inizio sembra una scelta piuttosto alimentare: scrive alla fidanzata Catherine Hogarth (che il 2 aprile 1836 diventava sua moglie): «the emolument is too tempting to resist». L’idea era di fornire il testo per accompagnare vignette sportive umoristiche disegnate dal popolare artista Robert Seymour, che però si suicida dopo [...]

    27. Trigger warnings: nothing that I can think of, but I also found huge chunks of this INCREDIBLY boring so it's possible I missed something when my eyes glazed over I knew literally nothing about this when I put it on my Classics Club list back in 2014. And to be honest, I still feel like I know nothing about this. It was Dickens' first novel, and while there are definitely moments of brilliance shining through, I found huge chunks of this to be incredibly dull. It's essentially a series of short [...]

    28. I loved this book and am now proud to proclaim myself a Pickwickian!! For years I shied away from Dickens and his novels. But a few years ago I began with A Tale of Two Cities and loved it, despite its overuse of commas and semi-colons! So I decided to give Dickens a try and bought the first five of his novels in paperback form and his entire collection on Kindle. For a year the books just sat on the shelf and stared at me, as did books by Victor Hugo and Dumas. I kept saying I was going to star [...]

    29. E’ risaputa la mia stima e la mia ammirazione per Dickens, il mio debole per la sua scrittura e il suo modo di farmi girovagare per la Londra ottocentesca attraverso le sue descrizioni. Amo Dickens principalmente per questo; una cosa che mi mette tuttavia in difficoltà quando devo recensire un suo libro.Nonostante “Il Circolo Pickwick” è considerato uno dei suoi libri più riusciti, ammetto di aver avuto un po’ di difficoltà ad arrivare alla fine. Essendo stato inizialmente una storia [...]

    30. Reading online at eBooks@ Adelaide, one chapter per day.Some David Perdue's Charles Dickens page background about this book:When artist Robert Seymour proposed to publishers Chapman and Hall a series of engravings featuring Cockney sporting life, with accompanying text published in monthly installments, they readily accepted and set about the task of finding a writer. The publishers were turned down by several writers and finally asked 24-year-old Charles Dickens to provide the text. Dickens acc [...]

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