The Pickwick Papers (Paperback)

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By Charles Dickens, Richard Russo (Introduction by), Robert Seymour (Illustrator)
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Description


Charles Dickens's satirical masterpiece, "The Pickwick Papers," catapulted the young writer into literary fame when it was first serialized in 1836-37. It recounts the rollicking adventures of the members of the Pickwick Club as they travel about England getting into all sorts of mischief. Laugh-out-loud funny and endlessly entertaining, the book also reveals Dickens's burgeoning interest in the parliamentary system, lawyers, the Poor Laws, and the ills of debtors' prisons. As G. K. Chesterton noted, "Before Dickens] wrote a single real story, he had a kind of vision . . . a map full of fantastic towns, thundering coaches, clamorous market-places, uproarious inns, strange and swaggering figures. That vision was Pickwick.

About the Author


Richard Russo is the author of "Empire Falls," winner of the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, as well as "Mohawk," "The Risk Pool," "Nobody's Fool," and "Straight Man." He lives in coastal Maine with his wife and their two daughters.

Praise For…


“No essay in fiction ever gave more incontestable assurance of genius. . . . Never, perhaps, was satire so large-hearted and so entertaining.”—George Gissing

Product Details
ISBN: 9780812967272
ISBN-10: 0812967275
Publisher: Modern Library
Publication Date: August 12th, 2003
Pages: 779
Language: English
Series: Modern Library Classics (Paperback)