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'The Pickwick Papers' has delighted readers since its first publication with the comedic adventures of the unforgettable members of the Pickwick Club, the unusual tales they hear, and the remarkable characters they meet in their travels around England. It is based on the world-famous Nonesuch Press edition of 1937. The text is taken from the 1867 Chapman and Hall edition, which became known as the Charles Dickens edition, and was the last edition to be corrected by the author himself. The Nonesuch edition contains illustrations selected by Dickens himself, by artists including Hablot Knight Browne ('Phiz'), George Cruikshank, John Leech, Robert Seymour and George Cattermole. The new Nonesuch Dickens reproduces the original elegance of these beautiful editions. Books are printed on Natural Cream shade high quality stock, are quarter bound in bonded leather with cloth sides, include a ribbon marker and feature special printed endpapers.
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Charles Dickens was born on February 7, 1812, in Landport, Portsea, England. He died in Kent on June 9, 1870. The second of eight children of a family continually plagued by debt, the young Dickens came to know not only hunger and privation, but also the horror of the infamous debtors prison and the evils of child labor. A turn of fortune in the shape of a legacy brought release from the nightmare of prison and slave factories and afforded Dickens the opportunity of two years formal schooling at Wellington House Academy. He worked as an attorney s clerk and newspaper reporter until his Sketches by Boz (1836) and The Pickwick Papers (1837) brought him the amazing and instant success that was to be his for the remainder of his life. In later years, the pressure of serial writing, editorial duties, lectures, and social commitments led to his separation from Catherine Hogarth after twenty-three years of marriage. It also hastened his death at the age of fifty-eight, when he was characteristically engaged in a multitude of work." --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.Review:
One of the most glorious achievements of publishing in our time. * Daily Telegraph *
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Book Description Overlook Duckworth, 2011. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Originally published in 20 instalments in 1836?7, Dickens's first novel ? and comic masterpiece ? follows the illustrious Mr Pickwick, Snodgrass, Winkle et al as they progress around England in the late 1820s. Slightly off-mint. Seller Inventory # 507226