Pickwick Papers: The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club (Google eBook)
Dickens was asked to contribute to the project as an up and coming writer following the success of Sketches by Boz, published in 1836 (most of Dickens' novels were issued in shilling instalments before being published in the complete volume). Dickens increasingly took over the unsuccessful monthly publication after Seymour had committed suicide.
After the publication, the widow of Robert Seymour claimed that the idea for the novel was originally her husband's; however, in his preface to the 1867 edition, Dickens strenuously denied any specific input, writing that "Mr Seymour never originated or suggested an incident, a phrase, or a word, to be found in the book."
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Review: The Pickwick Papers, Vol 2User Review - Pravin Gandhi - Goodreads
Its part of a complete Pickwick Papers. I enjoyed it, but the humour of Victorian times might escape the current generation. Those who make an attempt will like it immensely. Read full review
Review: The Pickwick Papers, Vol 2User Review - Pratibha RDH - Goodreads
This is not one of my favourites of Dickens! Read full review
CHAPTER XII DESCRIPTIVE OF A VERY IMPORTANT PROCEEDING ON THE PART OF Mr PICKWICK NO LESS AN EPOCH IN HIS LIFE T...