Death and Mr. Pickwick

Death and Mr. Pickwick

Book - 2015
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A novel based on the life of artist Robert Seymour describes the birth of "The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club," a series of whimsical sketches by Seymour that were paired with stories by a young Charles Dickens, using the pen name Boz.
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2015.
Edition: First American edition.
ISBN: 9780374139667
0374139660
Branch Call Number: FIC JARVIS, STEPHEN
Characteristics: 802 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

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sharonh12
Jul 02, 2015

A passage from the book will suffice to describe ".......this work has much in common with the villainous windings of a stream, or even the visual disruptions of a migrainous zigzag, and its coherence must emerge, rather than be laid down." The Victorian era doesn't appear to be as strait-laced as it appears in history books in this rollicking account of a depressive illustrator.

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