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The Resource Death and Mr. Pickwick, Stephen Jarvis

Death and Mr. Pickwick, Stephen Jarvis

Label
Death and Mr. Pickwick
Title
Death and Mr. Pickwick
Statement of responsibility
Stephen Jarvis
Title variation
Death and Mister Pickwick
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • 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
  • "On March 31, 1836, the publishers Chapman & Hall launched the first issue of a new monthly periodical entitled The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club. Conceived and created by the artist Robert Seymour, it contained four of his illustrations; the words to accompany them were written by a young journalist who used the pen name Boz. The story of a club presided over by fat, loveable Mr. Pickwick, assisted by his cockney manservant Sam Weller, The Pickwick Papers soon became a sensation, outselling every other book except the Bible and Shakespeare's plays, read and discussed by the entire population of the British Isles, from the duke's drawing room to the lowliest chophouse. The fame of Mr. Pickwick soon spread worldwide--making The Pickwick Papers the greatest literary phenomenon in history. But one does not need to have read a single word of The Pickwick Papers to be enthralled by the story of how this extraordinary novel came to be. The creation and afterlife of this masterpiece is the subject of Stephen Jarvis's novel, Death and Mr. Pickwick. 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 elaborate cover-up of The Pickwick Papers' true origin."--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
NjBwBT
Dewey number
823/.92
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6110.A785
LC item number
D43 2015
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Label
Death and Mr. Pickwick, Stephen Jarvis
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
bl2015026006
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
1 online resource (802 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780374712648
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
0016113517
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Death and Mr. Pickwick, Stephen Jarvis
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
bl2015026006
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
1 online resource (802 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780374712648
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
0016113517
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote

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