Con Il Circolo Pickwick, capolavoro dell’umorismo, Dickens conquista una popolarità straordinaria. Pubblicato a dispense mensili, dalle 400 copie della prima puntata passò in breve tempo alle 40.000. La trama è poco più d’un pretesto per mettere in scena una città e il brulichío incessante dei suoi abitanti: gentiluomini e ciarlatani, impiegati, sguatteri, burocrati e vetturini affollano le strade “alte” di Londra e i suoi quartieri poveri, sciamano tra i suoi palazzi, le locande, gli uffici, il tribunale e anche il carcere. Se ne ricava l’immagine idealizzata e nostalgica di un’Inghilterra eccentrica e cordiale, estrosa e ricca di umanità, non ancora frammentata nonostante l’affermarsi sempre più vistoso delle divisioni di classe.
- ISBN: 8811360110
- Casa Editrice: Garzanti
- Pagine: 924
The Pickwick Papers was the first novel by Charles Dickens but I’ve read it last. I was always afraid to start but once I did it proved to be a real pageturner for me. There sat the man who had traced to their source the mighty ponds of Hampstead, and agitated the scientific world with his Theory of Leggi tutto
The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club = The Pickwick Papers, Charles Dickens 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. The novel's main character, Samue Leggi tutto
Oh god this was such a long read, the problem is I didn't realize going into it that Charles Dickens originally published this as a series over time and so I read the whole freaking thing at once and honestly there's only so much of this one can read at once and still enjoy. The writing itself was r Leggi tutto
Same procedure as last year, Mr Dickens? Same procedure as every year, My Dear Reader! Well, then. I officially declare the December Dickens challenge completed, and according to tradition, The Most Recently Read Dickens knocks the Previous Favourite off the pedestal. As always, the Dickensian spirit Leggi tutto
Have you read The Pickwick Papers ? It does seem to be the one work by Charles Dickens which is sadly neglected by many readers. "The Pickwick Papers" was originally published in 19 monthly magazine instalments, from March 1836 to October 1837, this last being a double issue. They were then reissued Leggi tutto
“what was over couldn't be begun, and what couldn't be cured must be endured;” ― Charles Dickens, The Pickwick Papers This book morphed a couple times in my brain. It started off a bit uneven, filled with vignettes and sketches that seemed to anticipate the later genius of Dickens and even presente Leggi tutto
The middle classes in this country still aspire to some half-baked bucolic idyll—renting a farmhouse, living off the land, swinging on a hammock reading Balzac while buxom farmlasses frolic in the Devonshire sun. The reality? The work involved in milking cows, shearing sheep, fattening chickens requ Leggi tutto
The Pickwick Papers promised heft. Weighing in at 900 pages and larded with indices and erudite observations, the project promised muscle training, if nothing else. The serial natural of the narrative and general zany approach was also apprehended. I simply wasn't prepared, however, for Sam Weller.
I'm sure that nothing I say here has not already been said, but here goes. This is the most light-hearted Dickens' I've read thus far, although there are hints and glimpses of his social activism to be found. This is his first novel, and you can see the seeds of who he will become already sprouting. Leggi tutto
It's over, and can't be helped,...as they always say in Turkey when they cut the wrong man's head off." “She dotes on poetry, sir. She adores it; I may say that her whole soul and mind are wound up, and entwined with it. She has produced some delightful pieces, herself, sir. You may have met with
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