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The Pickwick Papers by Charles Dickens

£100.00

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The Pickwick Papers by Charles Dickens with illustrations by Frank Reynolds - The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club (also known as The Pickwick Papers) was Charles Dickens's first novel. He was asked to contribute to the project as an up-and-coming writer following the success of Sketches by Boz, published in 1836 (most of Dickens' novels were issued in shilling instalments before being published as complete volumes). Dickens (still writing under the pseudonym of Boz) increasingly took over the unsuccessful monthly publication after the original illustrator Robert Seymour had committed suicide.

With the introduction of Sam Weller in chapter 10, the book became the first real publishing phenomenon, with bootleg copies, theatrical performances, Sam Weller joke books, and other merchandise.

After the publication, the widow of Robert Seymour claimed that the idea for the novel was originally her husband's; however, in his preface to the 1867 edition, Dickens strenuously denied any specific input, writing that "Mr Seymour never originated or suggested an incident, a phrase, or a word, to be found in the book."

Condition: Used : Very Good, comes with Dust Jacket which has some considerable wear but is still in tact though worn to the edges and spine. Inside the pages are in Very Good Condition only slight foxing on some pages. There are also Twenty Illustrations included by Frank Reynolds all with parchment paper cover for protection.

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Author(s):
Charles Dickens
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
28 x 23 cm
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
534
Publisher:
The Westminster Press
Title:
The Pickwick Papers

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The Pickwick Papers by Charles Dickens with illustrations by Frank Reynolds - The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club (also known as The Pickwick Papers) was Charles Dickens's first novel. He was asked to contribute to the project as an up-and-coming writer following the success of Sketches by Boz, published in 1836 (most of Dickens' novels were issued in shilling instalments before being published as complete volumes). Dickens (still writing under the pseudonym of Boz) increasingly took over the unsuccessful monthly publication after the original illustrator Robert Seymour had committed suicide.

With the introduction of Sam Weller in chapter 10, the book became the first real publishing phenomenon, with bootleg copies, theatrical performances, Sam Weller joke books, and other merchandise.

After the publication, the widow of Robert Seymour claimed that the idea for the novel was originally her husband's; however, in his preface to the 1867 edition, Dickens strenuously denied any specific input, writing that "Mr Seymour never originated or suggested an incident, a phrase, or a word, to be found in the book."

Condition: Used : Very Good, comes with Dust Jacket which has some considerable wear but is still in tact though worn to the edges and spine. Inside the pages are in Very Good Condition only slight foxing on some pages. There are also Twenty Illustrations included by Frank Reynolds all with parchment paper cover for protection.

Author(s):
Charles Dickens
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
28 x 23 cm
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
534
Publisher:
The Westminster Press
Title:
The Pickwick Papers

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