The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club
By Charles Dickens
(Carruthers Press, Paperback, 9781443705103, 640pp.)
Publication Date: August 2008
The Posthumous Papers Of The Pickwick Club - BY CHARLES DICKENS - PREFACE - IT was observed, in the Preface to the original Edition of the Post- Jumous Papers oi the Pickwick Club, that they were designcd for the introduction of diverting characters and incidents that no ingenuity of plot was attempted, or even at that time considered very feasible by the author in connexion with the desultory mode of publication adopted and that the machinery of the Club, proving cumbrous in the management, was gradually abandoned as the u70rl progressed. Although, on one of these points, experience and study afterwards taught me something, and I could perliaps wish now that these chapters were strung together on a stronger thread of general interest, still, what they are they wcre designed to be. I have Seen various accounts of the origin of these Pickwick Papers, wliich have, at all events, possessed-for me-the charm of perfect novelty. As I may infer, from the occasional..........