The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick ClubBook - 1999
The Pickwick Papers began as a literary spoof centred around sketches of stock sporting fops by caricaturist Robert Seymour. Following the success of Sketches By Boz , Dickens was recruited to compose the words which would accompany the illustrations. Dickens quickly made the project his own and created some of his most popular characters- Samuel Pickwick, and his companions Winkle, Augustus Snodgrass, and Tracy Tupman. At the height of its popularity The Pickwick Papers sold 40,000 copies a month and catapulted the 24 year old Dickens to fame.
Publisher: London ; New York : Penguin Books, c1999.
Branch Call Number: PR4569.A2 W67 1999
Characteristics: xxxiv, 800 p. : ill. ; 20 cm.
Alternative Title: Pickwick papers.