Mr. Pickwick Addresses the Club
Approximately 7 x 5 inches (16.9 x 12.25 cm)
From Character Sketches from Dickens, facing p. 16.
This scene dated 12 May 1837 occurs when in the first instalment Mr. Samuel Pickwick addresses the club to propose that it form a "corresponding society" which will travel about the country and report its finding to the entire club back in London. The travelling reporters (reminiscent of young Dickens himself in the 1832 election) are Pickwick himself, Tracy Tupman, Augustus Snodgrass, and Nathaniel Winkle (chapter 1, April 1836.
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