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The Pickwick Papers

Dickens serialized his first novel, Pickwick Papers. The novel—and its readership—were sagging badly when Dickens introduced the comic character Sam Weller, who came to the rescue and saved the...

Latest answer posted March 17, 2020 3:30 am UTC

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The Pickwick Papers

Two interesting language features Dickens uses in his Pickwick Papers include symbols and the pathetic fallacy. As in many of Dickens's novels, food is an important symbol, representing happiness,...

Latest answer posted May 24, 2020 10:57 am UTC

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The Pickwick Papers

The Pickwick Papers is now regarded as the first novel of Charles Dickens, the beginning of a long series of well-known works. When it was first published, however, the book was seen as a series of...

Latest answer posted August 18, 2021 6:58 am UTC

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The Pickwick Papers

We find the information about the main character in Charles Dickens's series (first known as his first novel) The Pickwick Papers at the very beginning of the tale, on chapter 1. This chapter,...

Latest answer posted April 25, 2011 3:25 am UTC

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The Pickwick Papers

By a strange turn of events, both Mr. Pickwick and his housekeeper, Mrs. Bardell, have been sent to prison. Pickwick has ended up behind bars for failing to pay money that he owes to Mrs. Bardell....

Latest answer posted July 21, 2021 10:14 am UTC

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The Pickwick Papers

In the first chapter of The Pickwick Papers, Charles Dickens’s narrator explains the charge that was given to Samuel Pickwick and three other members of the United Pickwickians, also called the...

Latest answer posted August 14, 2021 12:43 am UTC

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The Pickwick Papers

Any time a story is told from a different point of view, you must take into consideration the characteristics which make that character unique. The reply in #2 gives you a great example of that....

Latest answer posted June 28, 2009 4:52 am UTC

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The Pickwick Papers

Mr. (Alfred) Jingle is a character who tries unsuccessfully to marry women for their money (Miss Wardle and Miss Nupkins). He is somewhat of a trouble maker. Jingle ends up in the Fleet Prison...

Latest answer posted January 24, 2011 7:30 am UTC

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