The Pickwick Papers

By Charles Dickens

Table Of Contents

CHAPTER I - THE PICKWICKIANS

CHAPTER II - THE FIRST DAY`S JOURNEY, AND THE FIRST EVENING`S  ADVENTURES; WITH THEIR CONSEQUENCES

CHAPTER III - A NEW ACQUAINTANCE--THE STROLLER`S TALE--A  DISAGREEABLE INTERRUPTION, AND AN UNPLEASANT  ENCOUNTER

CHAPTER IV - A FIELD DAY AND BIVOUAC--MORE NEW FRIENDS--AN  INVITATION TO THE COUNTRY

CHAPTER V - A SHORT ONE--SHOWING, AMONG OTHER MATTERS, HOW  Mr. PICKWICK UNDERTOOK TO DRIVE, AND Mr. WINKLE  TO RIDE, AND HOW THEY BOTH DID IT

CHAPTER VI - AN OLD-FASHIONED CARD-PARTY--THE CLERGYMAN`S  VERSES--THE STORY OF THE CONVICT`S RETURN

CHAPTER VII - HOW Mr. WINKLE, INSTEAD OF SHOOTING AT THE PIGEON AND KILLING THE CROW, SHOT AT THE CROW AND WOUNDED THE PIGEON; HOW THE DINGLEY DELL CRICKET CLUB PLAYED ALL-MUGGLETON, AND HOW ALL MUGGLETON DINED AT THE DINGLEY DELL EXPENSE

CHAPTER VIII - STRONGLY ILLUSTRATIVE OF THE POSITION, THAT THE  COURSE OF TRUE LOVE IS NOT A RAILWAY

CHAPTER IX - A DISCOVERY AND A CHASE

CHAPTER X - CLEARING UP ALL DOUBTS (IF ANY EXISTED) OF THE  DISINTERESTEDNESS OF Mr. A. JINGLE`S CHARACTER

CHAPTER XI - INVOLVING ANOTHER JOURNEY, AND AN ANTIQUARIAN  DISCOVERY; RECORDING Mr. PICKWICK`S DETERMINATION  TO BE PRESENT AT AN ELECTION; AND CONTAINING  A MANUSCRIPT OF THE OLD CLERGYMAN`S

CHAPTER XII - DESCRIPTIVE OF A VERY IMPORTANT PROCEEDING ON  THE PART OF Mr. PICKWICK; NO LESS AN EPOCH IN HIS  LIFE, THAN IN THIS HISTORY

CHAPTER XIII - SOME ACCOUNT OF EATANSWILL; OF THE STATE OF  PARTIES THEREIN; AND OF THE ELECTION OF A MEMBER  TO SERVE IN PARLIAMENT FOR THAT ANCIENT, LOYAL,  AND PATRIOTIC BOROUGH

CHAPTER XIV - COMPRISING A BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE COMPANY  AT THE PEACOCK ASSEMBLED; AND A TALE TOLD BY A  BAGMAN

CHAPTER XV - IN WHICH IS GIVEN A FAITHFUL PORTRAITURE OF TWO DISTINGUISHED PERSONS; AND AN ACCURATE DESCRIPTION OF A PUBLIC BREAKFAST IN THEIR HOUSE AND GROUNDS: WHICH LEADS TO THE RECOGNITION OF AN OLD ACQUAINTANCE, AND THE COMMENCEMENT OF ANOTHER CHAPTER

CHAPTER XVI - TOO FULL OF ADVENTURE TO BE BRIEFLY DESCRIBED

CHAPTER XVII - SHOWING THAT AN ATTACK OF RHEUMATISM, IN SOME  CASES, ACTS AS A QUICKENER TO INVENTIVE GENIUS

CHAPTER XVIII BRIEFLY - ILLUSTRATIVE OF TWO POINTS; FIRST, THE POWER OF HYSTERICS, AND, SECONDLY, THE FORCE OF CIRCUMSTANCES

CHAPTER XIX - A PLEASANT DAY WITH AN UNPLEASANT TERMINATION

CHAPTER XX - SHOWING HOW DODSON AND FOGG WERE MEN OF BUSINESS, AND THEIR CLERKS MEN OF PLEASURE; AND HOW AN INTERVIEW TOOK PLACE BETWEEN MR. WELLER AND HIS PARENT; SHOWING ALSO WHAT SPIRITS ASSEMBLED AT THE MAGPIE AND STUMP

CHAPTER XXI - IN WHICH THE OLD MAN LAUNCHES FORTH INTO HIS FAVOURITE THEME, AND RELATES A STORY ABOUT A QUEER CLIENT

CHAPTER XXII - Mr. PICKWICK JOURNEYS TO IPSWICH AND MEETS WITH A ROMANTIC ADVENTURE WITH A MIDDLE-AGED LADY IN YELLOW CURL-PAPERS

CHAPTER XXIII - IN WHICH Mr. SAMUEL WELLER BEGINS TO DEVOTE HIS ENERGIES TO THE RETURN MATCH BETWEEN HIMSELF AND Mr. TROTTER

CHAPTER XXIV - WHEREIN Mr. PETER MAGNUS GROWS JEALOUS, AND THE MIDDLE-AGED LADY APPREHENSIVE, WHICH BRINGS THE PICKWICKIANS WITHIN THE GRASP OF THE LAW

CHAPTER XXV - SHOWING, AMONG A VARIETY OF PLEASANT MATTERS, HOW MAJESTIC AND IMPARTIAL Mr. NUPKINS WAS; AND HOW Mr. WELLER RETURNED Mr. JOB TROTTER`S  SHUTTLECOCK AS HEAVILY AS IT CAME--WITH ANOTHER MATTER, WHICH WILL BE FOUND IN ITS PLACE

CHAPTER XXVI - WHICH CONTAINS A BRIEF ACCOUNT OF THE PROGRESS OF THE ACTION OF BARDELL AGAINST PICKWICK

CHAPTER XXVII - SAMUEL WELLER MAKES A PILGRIMAGE TO DORKING, AND BEHOLDS HIS MOTHER-IN-LAW

CHAPTER XXVIII - A GOOD-HUMOURED CHRISTMAS CHAPTER, CONTAINING AN ACCOUNT OF A WEDDING, AND SOME OTHER SPORTS BESIDE: WHICH ALTHOUGH IN THEIR WAY, EVEN AS GOOD CUSTOMS AS MARRIAGE ITSELF, ARE NOT QUITE SO RELIGIOUSLY KEPT UP, IN THESE DEGENERATE TIMES

CHAPTER XXIX - THE STORY OF THE GOBLINS WHO STOLE A SEXTON

CHAPTER XXX - HOW THE PICKWICKIANS MADE AND CULTIVATED THE ACQUAINTANCE OF A COUPLE OF NICE YOUNG MEN BELONGING TO ONE OF THE LIBERAL PROFESSIONS; HOW  THEY DISPORTED THEMSELVES ON THE ICE; AND HOW THEIR VISIT CAME TO A CONCLUSION

CHAPTER XXXI - WHICH IS ALL ABOUT THE LAW, AND SUNDRY GREAT AUTHORITIES LEARNED THEREIN

CHAPTER XXXII - DESCRIBES, FAR MORE FULLY THAN THE COURT NEWSMAN EVER DID, A BACHELOR`S PARTY, GIVEN BY Mr. BOB SAWYER AT HIS LODGINGS IN THE BOROUGH

CHAPTER XXXIII - Mr. WELLER THE ELDER DELIVERS SOME CRITICAL SENTIMENTS RESPECTING LITERARY COMPOSITION; AND, ASSISTED BY HIS SON SAMUEL, PAYS A SMALL INSTALMENT OF RETALIATION TO THE ACCOUNT OF THE REVEREND GENTLEMAN WITH THE RED NOSE

CHAPTER XXXIV - IS WHOLLY DEVOTED TO A FULL AND FAITHFUL REPORT OF THE MEMORABLE TRIAL OF BARDELL AGAINST PICKWICK

CHAPTER XXXV - IN WHICH Mr. PICKWICK THINKS HE HAD BETTER GO TO BATH; AND GOES ACCORDINGLY

CHAPTER XXXVI - THE CHIEF FEATURES OF WHICH WILL BE FOUND TO BE AN AUTHENTIC VERSION OF THE LEGEND OF PRINCE BLADUD, AND A MOST EXTRAORDINARY CALAMITY THAT BEFELL Mr. WINKLE

CHAPTER XXXVII - HONOURABLY ACCOUNTS FOR Mr. WELLER`S ABSENCE, BY DESCRIBING A SOIREE TO WHICH HE WAS INVITED AND WENT; ALSO RELATES HOW HE WAS ENTRUSTED BY Mr. PICKWICK WITH A PRIVATE MISSION OF DELICACY AND IMPORTANCE

CHAPTER XXXVIII - HOW Mr. WINKLE, WHEN HE STEPPED OUT OF THE FRYING-PAN, WALKED GENTLY AND COMFORTABLY INTO THE FIRE

CHAPTER XXXIX - Mr. SAMUEL WELLER, BEING INTRUSTED WITH A MISSION OF LOVE, PROCEEDS TO EXECUTE IT; WITH WHAT SUCCESS WILL HEREINAFTER APPEAR

CHAPTER XL - INTRODUCES Mr. PICKWICK TO A NEW AND NOT UNINTERESTING SCENE IN THE GREAT DRAMA OF LIFE

CHAPTER XLI - WHAT BEFELL Mr. PICKWICK WHEN HE GOT INTO THE FLEET; WHAT PRISONERS HE SAW THERE, AND HOW HE PASSED THE NIGHT

CHAPTER XLII - ILLUSTRATIVE, LIKE THE PRECEDING ONE, OF THE OLD PROVERB, THAT ADVERSITY BRINGS A MAN ACQUAINTED WITH STRANGE BEDFELLOWS--LIKEWISE CONTAINING Mr. PICKWICK`S EXTRAORDINARY AND STARTLING ANNOUNCEMENT TO Mr. SAMUEL WELLER

CHAPTER XLIII - SHOWING HOW Mr. SAMUEL WELLER GOT INTO DIFFICULTIES

CHAPTER LXIV - TREATS OF DIVERS LITTLE MATTERS WHICH OCCURRED IN THE FLEET, AND OF Mr. WINKLE`S MYSTERIOUS BEHAVIOUR; AND SHOWS HOW THE POOR CHANCERY PRISONER OBTAINED HIS RELEASE AT LAST

CHAPTER XLIV - DESCRIPTIVE OF AN AFFECTING INTERVIEW BETWEEN Mr. SAMUEL WELLER AND A FAMILY PARTY. Mr. PICKWICK MAKES A TOUR OF THE DIMINUTIVE WORLD HE INHABITS, AND RESOLVES TO MIX WITH IT, IN FUTURE, AS LITTLE AS POSSIBLE

CHAPTER XLVI - RECORDS A TOUCHING ACT OF DELICATE FEELING, NOT UNMIXED WITH PLEASANTRY, ACHIEVED AND PERFORMED BY Messrs. DODSON AND FOGG

CHAPTER XLVII - IS CHIEFLY DEVOTED TO MATTERS OF BUSINESS, AND THE TEMPORAL ADVANTAGE OF DODSON AND FOGG-  Mr. WINKLE REAPPEARS UNDER EXTRAORDINARY  CIRCUMSTANCES--Mr. PICKWICK`S BENEVOLENCE PROVES STRONGER THAN HIS OBSTINACY

CHAPTER XLVIII - RELATES HOW Mr. PICKWICK, WITH THE ASSISTANCE OF SAMUEL WELLER, ESSAYED TO SOFTEN THE HEART OF Mr. BENJAMIN ALLEN, AND TO MOLLIFY THE WRATH OF Mr. ROBERT SAWYER

CHAPTER XLIX - CONTAINING THE STORY OF THE BAGMAN`S UNCLE

CHAPTER L - HOW Mr. PICKWICK SPED UPON HIS MISSION, AND HOW  HE WAS REINFORCED IN THE OUTSET BY A MOST  UNEXPECTED AUXILIARY

CHAPTER LI - IN WHICH Mr. PICKWICK ENCOUNTERS AN OLD ACQUAINTANCE--TO WHICH FORTUNATE CIRCUMSTANCE THE READER IS MAINLY INDEBTED FOR MATTER OF THRILLING INTEREST HEREIN SET DOWN, CONCERNING TWO GREAT PUBLIC MEN OF MIGHT AND POWER

CHAPTER LII - INVOLVING A SERIOUS CHANGE IN THE WELLER FAMILY, AND THE UNTIMELY DOWNFALL OF Mr. STIGGINS

CHAPTER LIII - COMPRISING THE FINAL EXIT OF Mr. JINGLE AND JOB TROTTER, WITH A GREAT MORNING OF BUSINESS IN GRAY`S INN SQUARE--CONCLUDING WITH A DOUBLE KNOCK AT Mr. PERKER`S DOOR

CHAPTER LIV - CONTAINING SOME PARTICULARS RELATIVE TO THE DOUBLE KNOCK, AND OTHER MATTERS: AMONG WHICH CERTAIN INTERESTING DISCLOSURES RELATIVE TO Mr. SNODGRASS AND A YOUNG LADY ARE BY NO MEANS IRRELEVANT TO THIS HISTORY

CHAPTER LV - Mr. SOLOMON PELL, ASSISTED BY A SELECT COMMITTEE OF COACHMEN, ARRANGES THE AFFAIRS OF THE ELDER Mr. WELLER

CHAPTER LVI - AN IMPORTANT CONFERENCE TAKES PLACE BETWEEN Mr. PICKWICK AND SAMUEL WELLER, AT WHICH HIS PARENT ASSISTS--AN OLD GENTLEMAN IN A SNUFF  COLOURED SUIT ARRIVES UNEXPECTEDLY

CHAPTER LVII - IN WHICH THE PICKWICK CLUB IS FINALLY DISSOLVED, AND EVERYTHING CONCLUDED TO THE SATISFACTION OF EVERYBODY

 

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