The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club, Volume 1

Sevenov September 19, 2022

The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club, Volume 1 by Charles Dickens

Author: Charles Dickens | Illustrator: Cecil Aldin | Published: 1837

The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club, Volume 1

The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club, also known as The Pickwick Papers, is a novel by Charles Dickens. The story follows the adventures of Samuel Pickwick and his friends, members of the fictional Pickwick Club, who take off on a journey across England to observe life and tell tales. It was published as a series of monthly installments between 1836 and 1837 and in book form in 1837.

The novel features an array of colorful characters, such as Mr. Samuel Pickwick himself, Tracy Tupman, Augustus Snodgrass, and Nathaniel Winkle; each character brings something unique to the table that adds to this lighthearted story. As well as being full of amusing anecdotes and lighthearted humor, The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club also provides readers with thought-provoking themes about society and human nature. Through his characters' misadventures, Dickens cleverly depicted English society at that time with humor and social commentary. Find out more about The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club at

Notable characters in The Pickwick Papers: Samuel Pickwick, Nathaniel Winkle, Augustus Snodgrass, Tracy Tupman, Sam Weller, Alfred Jingle, Rachael Wardle, Martha Bardell, Emily Wardle, Arabella Allen, Ben Allen

The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club, Volume 2 is available on PageVio.

Another version of The Pickwick Papers (with illustrations by Robert Seymour, Robert Buss, and Hablot Browne) is available on PageVio.

Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens is one of the most famous and celebrated authors of literature. His works, such as Great Expectations, A Tale of Two Cities, and Oliver Twist, have been read by millions worldwide for generations. He was born on February 7th, 1812, in Portsmouth, England, to John Dickens and Elizabeth Barrow. At an early age, he started working in a factory to help support his family.

Despite his struggles, Dickens received some education before he began working as a lawyer's clerk at the age of fifteen. His foray into the literary world started in 1833 when he began contributing his essays and stories to newspapers and magazines. His first novel, The Pickwick Papers, was quickly followed by other classics such as David Copperfield, Bleak House, and Hard Times, making him a household name across Britain and North America. Find out more about Charles Dickens at

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