Papeles póstumos del Club Pickwick, Volume 1

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Alianza Editorial, 2002 - Fiction - 344 pages
La aparición en entregas mensuales de PAPELES PÓSTUMOS DEL CLUB PICKWICK a partir de marzo de 1836 significó para CHARLES DICKENS (1812-1870) su consagración como escritor y su salto a la fama. La jocosa visión de Mr. Pickwick y la narración de sus divertidas peripecias constituyen a la vez una despedida de la superficie amable de la sociedad preindustrial y un ingreso subrepticio en la ruidosa, prepotente y contradictoria sociedad victoriana que por entonces vivía sus albores. La invención de personajes que con el paso del tiempo habrían de convertirse en arquetipos para describir comportamientos cotidianos y la descripción de escenarios y ambientes, a la vez retrato de una realidad histórica y modelo de transfiguración artística, son los mayores logros de esta célebre novela de Dickens, repartida en la presente edición en tres volúmenes (L 5605, L 5606 y L 5607).

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Charles Dickens, perhaps the best British novelist of the Victorian era, was born in Portsmouth, Hampshire, England in 1812. His happy early childhood was interrupted when his father was sent to debtors' prison, and young Dickens had to go to work in a factory at age twelve. Later, he took jobs as an office boy and journalist before publishing essays and stories in the 1830s. His first novel, The Pickwick Papers, made him a famous and popular author at the age of twenty-five. Subsequent works were published serially in periodicals and cemented his reputation as a master of colorful characterization, and as a harsh critic of social evils and corrupt institutions. His many books include Oliver Twist, David Copperfield, Bleak House, Great Expectations, A Christmas Carol, and A Tale of Two Cities. Dickens married Catherine Hogarth in 1836, and the couple had nine children before separating in 1858 when he began a long affair with Ellen Ternan, a young actress. Despite the scandal, Dickens remained a public figure, appearing often to read his fiction. He died in 1870, leaving his final novel, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, unfinished.