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Death and Mr Pickwick

Author: Stephen Jarvis
Publisher: London : Jonathan Cape, [2014] ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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'Death and Mr. Pickwick' is an extroardinary novel about an extraordinary novel - Charles Dickens' 'The Pickwick Papers'. This vast, intricately constructed, indeed Dickensian work is at once the ultimate homage to a much-loved book, tracing its genesis and subsequent history in fascinating detail, and a damning indictment of how an ambitious young writer expropriated another man's ideas and then engaged in an  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographical fiction
Fiction
Named Person: Robert Seymour; Charles Dickens; Charles Dickens; Charles Dickens; Robert Seymour
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Jarvis
ISBN: 9780224099660 0224099663
OCLC Number: 910165444
Awards: Long-listed for Walter Scott Prize 2016 (UK)
Long-listed for HWA Goldsboro Debut Crown 2016 (UK)
Description: 801 pages ; 24 cm
Other Titles: Death and Mister Pickwick
Responsibility: Stephen Jarvis.

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Tells the story of a sporting-cum-drinking club presided over by fat, loveable Mr Pickwick, assisted by his cockney manservant Sam Weller, The Pickwick Papers soon became a popular sensation,  Read more...

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"An outstanding debut novel." -- Peter Kemp * Sunday Times * "This is a masterpiece of imagination supported by a mountain of research." -- Christian House, 4 stars * Sunday Telegraph * "This is a Read more...

 
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