The Pickwick Papers

The Pickwick Papers

By CHARLES DICKENS

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Synopsis

Written for publication as a serial, The Pickwick Papers is a sequence of loosely-related adventures. The novels main character, Samuel Pickwick, Esquire, is a kind and wealthy old gentleman, and the founder and perpetual president of the Pickwick Club. To extend his researches into the quaint and curious phenomena of life, he suggests that he and three other “Pickwickians”(Mr Nathaniel Winkle, Mr Augustus Snodgrass, and Mr Tracy Tupman) should make journeys to places remote from London and report on their findings to the other members of the club. Their travels throughout the English countryside by coach provide the chief theme of the novel.

CHARLES DICKENS