The Pickwick Papers

The Pickwick Papers Book Cover The Pickwick Papers
Charles Dickens, Mark Wormald,
Fiction
Penguin
1837
800

Four bumbling members of a nineteenth-century London social club, known as the legendary Pickwick Club, journey to places outside the city and become involved in romantic foibles, danger, and a few legal scrapes.

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 end found it curiously satisfying.

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