The Pickwick Papers was Charles Dickens earliest success. Written when Dickens was in his mid-20s, this charming and amusing story would be well-received by both critics and fans alike. Dickens introduces the listener to a number of classic characters in such a way that the listener is unwittingly lured into a world of hilarious adventure.
The Pickwick Club is a society that was formed so that the members could report on their adventures. It is comprised of the general chairman, Mr. Samuel Pickwick; Tracy Tupman; Augustus Snodgrass; and Nathaniel Winkle. It is from the members of this club that the listener is introduced to the mischievous Jingle and his servant Job Trotter and Mr. Wardle, as well as many more classic Dickens characters.
After the publication of The Pickwick Papers, Charles Dickens would go on to become one of the most beloved authors of all time but it would be his early success with his first published work that propels his most well-known classics.