This is the story of the celebrated Pickwick Club, with the good Mr. Samuel Pickwick as its founder and general chairman. The members are to report to the club on their journeys, adventures, and observations of characters and manners. Dickens creates a vivid picture of England in taking his characters along the nostalgic highways and byways of this majestic isle. This remarkable first novel made Dickens famous and has remained one of the world's best-known works. With its scores of delightful, improbably-named characters, The Pickwick Papers brims over with joyous fantasy, infectious good humor, and a touch of the macabre.More
Walter Zimmerman’s bright, crisp performance allows the comedy to shine in Charles Dickens’ The Pickwick Papers.
Dickens’ first novel, published in 1837, concerns a club formed by Samuel Pickwick. The duty of its members is to travel through London and the English countryside and report on their adventures. Their loosely connected adventures showcase Dickens’ gift for creating eccentric characters, like the notorious trickster Alfred Jingle and Pickwick’s loveable cockney servant, Weller.
Adopting various voices for dialogue, Zimmerman does justice to Dickens’ fictional creations and their shifting English accents.
"The great example of everything that made Dickens great....a supreme masterpiece." (G.K. Chesterton)
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