The Pickwick Papers Book Review Summary

Detailed Plot Synopsis of The Pickwick Papers

The Pickwick Papers are a humorous and gently sarcastic commentary on two particular aspects of society in England at the time Dickens wrote it: 1. laws dealing with breach of promise in a marriage situations; and 2. debtors laws and prison. As usual, Dickens manipulates context and personalities to draw his readers' emotions to his view of the situation, but regardless, the struggle of Pickwick against the false claim of breach of promise brougth against him and the interaction of the lawyers (none of whom, surprise, come of well), is priceless. A somewhat forgotten gem.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   upbeat Time/era of story    -   1600-1899 Culture    -   British Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Outside culture (society)    -   British Ethnic/regional/gender life    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   unemployed Age:    -   40's-50's


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   4 () Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK City?    -   Yes City:    -   London Misc setting    -   prison

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   significantly more dialog than descript

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