The Pickwick Papers

    • 4.4 • 175 Ratings

Publisher 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.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
1836
January 1
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
1,228
Pages
PUBLISHER
Public Domain
SELLER
Public Domain
SIZE
748.6
KB

Customer Reviews

Just Bob ,

Very good story, mediocre ePub

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.

Bjsfolly ,

Pickwick papers

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!

AC's products ,

Interesting

I read the book for class and even though it is lengthy, it has many good parts nonetheless and Sam Weller is one of the best characters I’ve seen in a book

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