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The posthumous papers of the Pickwick Club / by Charles Dickens ; with forty-three illustrations by R. Seymour and Phiz.

Author/creator Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870 author.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info London : Chapman and Hall, 1837.
Manufacture Info London : Bradbury and Evans, printers
Descriptionxiv, 609 pages, 43 unnumbered leaves of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm
Other author/creatorSeymour, Robert, 1798-1836, illustrator.
Other author/creatorPhiz, 1815-1882, illustrator.
Other author/creatorBuss, Robert William, 1804-1875, illustrator.
Other author/creatorChapman and Hall, publisher.
Other author/creatorBradbury & Evans, printer.
Uniform titlePickwick papers
Portion of title Papers of the Pickwick Club
Abstract First published in serial form, "The Pickwick Papers" tells the story of Samuel Pickwick, a good natured elderly gentleman and president of the Pickwick Club. With three other members of the club, Pickwick travels around the English countryside, where he becomes caught up in a series of comic adventures, from romantic and legal misunderstandings. Although light in tone, the novel foreshadows the social concerns that would emerge in Dickens' later work.
Local noteLibrary copy imperfect: contains 42 plates only. Lacking plate engraved by Buss and added engraved title page present in some copies. Lacking pages 9-10 and 15-16.
General noteDate in roman numerals.
General noteErrata: p. [xvi].
General noteOriginally published in 20 numbers, bound in 19 monthly parts, April 1836-November 1837, the last part forming a double number. It was first published in book form on November 17, 1837.
General noteIncludes illustrations by Hablot K. Brown ("Phiz").
References Carr, L. VanderPoel Dickens Collection (1968 ed.), B16 (binding variant)
Acquisitions source Gift of Anonymous, 9/2018
Issued in other formOnline version: Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870. Posthumous papers of the Pickwick club. London : Chapman and Hall, 1837. (London : Bradbury and Evans, Printers.)
Genre/formHumorous fiction.
Genre/formHumorous fiction.
Genre/formParts (Publishing)
Genre/formPart-issued books in volume form (Publishing)
LCCN 04022065
Standard identifier# urn:nbn:de:bvb:12-bsb10753446-6

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