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Can be read [[https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/The_Pickwick_Papers here]].


* MysteryMeat: Dodgy meat pies were a staple of Victorian street food, and appear again here.
--> A wery good thing is weal pie, when one knows the lady what has made it, and is quite sure it ain't kittens.

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* MysteryMeat: Dodgy meat pies were a staple of Victorian street food, and appear again here.
here. Sam Weller once knew a pieman who kept a large brood of cats, not because he was particularly fond of them, but because his customers were. He also comments that:
--> A wery Wery good thing is weal pie, when one knows you know the lady what has as made it, and is quite sure it ain't kittens.

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* MysteryMeat: Dodgy meat pies were a staple of Victorian street food, and appear again here.
--> A wery good thing is weal pie, when one knows the lady what has made it, and is quite sure it ain't kittens.


-->''"Wotever is, is right, as the young nobleman sveetly remarked wen they put him down in the pension list cos his mother's uncle's vife's grandfather vunce lit the king's pipe vith a portable tinder-box."''

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-->''"Wotever ->''"Wotever is, is right, as the young nobleman sveetly remarked wen they put him down in the pension list cos his mother's uncle's vife's grandfather vunce lit the king's pipe vith a portable tinder-box."''


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* AmoralAttorney: Dodson and Fogg.
* TheAnnotatedEdition

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* FunetikAksent: The Wellers.
* GoodIsDumb
* HeelFaceTurn: Jingle and Job, by the end.

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* %%* HeelFaceTurn: Jingle and Job, by the end.



* HonorBeforeReason
* InWhichATropeIsDescribed

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* LighterAndSofter: Compared to other parts of Dickens' ''oeuvre''.

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* ThePowerOfTrust: Mr. Pickwick uses this to reform Jingle and Job.

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* UnderTheMistletoe
* UndyingLoyalty: Sam to Mr. Pickwick and Job to Jingle.
* UrbanLegendLoveLife: Tupman.
* WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue
* ZanyScheme

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* %%* UndyingLoyalty: Sam to Mr. Pickwick and Job to Jingle.
* %%* UrbanLegendLoveLife: Tupman.
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* BreachOfPromiseOfMarriage: One of Pickwick's adventures is being sued by his landlady, Mrs. Bardell, for breach of promise, although the alleged proposal was actually a misunderstanding on her part. Pickwick ends up in Fleet Prison after he refuses to pay compensation to her because he doesn't want any money to go to her unscrupulous lawyers.


* ChristmasCake: Miss Wardle, who gets two [[LikesOlderWomen admirers]], although only one of them is sincere. Arguably Mrs Bardell.


-->"It is a delightful thing to see affection in families, but it may be carried rather too far, and Nathaniel Pipkin could not help thinking that Maria Lobbs must be particularly fond of her relations, if she paid as much attention to all of them as to this individual cousin."

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-->"It --> "It is a delightful thing to see affection in families, but it may be carried rather too far, and Nathaniel Pipkin could not help thinking that Maria Lobbs must be particularly fond of her relations, if she paid as much attention to all of them as to this individual cousin."

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* HeelFaceTurn: Jingle and Job, by the end.


The book became a literary phenomenon, Weller became a very popular character and the book became subject to one of the earlier major cases of book piracy.

Contains the best surviving fictional account of a pre-1832 British by-election, an account of the Fleet debtors' prison that was a major eye-opener at the time and some rather good LampshadeHanging on a couple of tropes.

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The book became a literary phenomenon, Weller became a very popular character and the book became subject to one of the earlier major cases of book piracy.

piracy. Contains the best surviving fictional account of a pre-1832 British by-election, an account of the Fleet debtors' prison that was a major eye-opener at the time and some rather good LampshadeHanging on a couple of tropes.


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Has been adapted several times, including a 1952 film starring James Hayter as Mr. Pickwick, and a 1985 TV series starring Nigel Stock as Mr. Pickwick.


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Creator/CharlesDickens' first novel and still one of his best known, it's a far more comedic read than his later stuff, although with strong touches of darkness, especially the Fleet Prison part of the book.

First published in 1837 (but set in 1827-28, a fact Dickens [[PresentDayPast sometimes forgot in his writing]]), it was originally a 20-part serial. It follows the misadventures of a bunch of comedy clichés as they go about southern England. Along the way, a variety of interesting side-stories are related.

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Creator/CharlesDickens' first novel and still one of his best known, it's a far more comedic read than his later stuff, although with strong touches of darkness, especially the Fleet Prison part of the book.

book. First published in 1837 (but set in 1827-28, a fact Dickens [[PresentDayPast sometimes forgot in his writing]]), it was originally a 20-part serial. It follows the misadventures of a bunch of comedy clichés as they go about southern England. Along the way, a variety of interesting side-stories are related.



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* AmoralAttorneyAmoralAttorney: Dodson and Fogg.



* HeterosexualLifePartners

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* HeterosexualLifePartnersHeterosexualLifePartners: The whole Pickwick club, Mr. Pickwick and Sam, and on the villainous side, Jingle and Job Trotter.



* MistakenDeclarationOfLove

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* MistakenDeclarationOfLoveMistakenDeclarationOfLove: Mrs. Bardell thinks Mr. Pickwick is proposing to her when he's actually asking her opinion on whether or not he should hire a manservant. HilarityEnsues.



* NoCommunitiesWereHarmed: "Eatanswill"[[note]]Yes, think about the name[[/note]] the location of the by-election is stated to be a disguised East Anglian town. It's generally thought to be either Sudbury or Ipswich. Creator/GKChesterton, for this part, thought Dickens was just satirising England in general]]

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* NoCommunitiesWereHarmed: "Eatanswill"[[note]]Yes, think about the name[[/note]] name[[/note]], the location of the by-election by-election, is stated to be a disguised East Anglian town. It's generally thought to be either Sudbury or Ipswich. Creator/GKChesterton, for this part, thought Dickens was just satirising England in general]]general.



* StrangeSyntaxSpeaker: Jingle.
* ThePowerOfTrust

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* StrangeSyntaxSpeaker: Jingle.
Jingle, who constantly speaks in sentence fragments.
* ThePowerOfTrustThePowerOfTrust: Mr. Pickwick uses this to reform Jingle and Job.


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* UndyingLoyalty: Sam to Mr. Pickwick and Job to Jingle.


* KissingCousins: -->"It is a delightful thing to see affection in families, but it may be carried rather too far, and Nathaniel Pipkin could not help thinking that Maria Lobbs must be particularly fond of her relations, if she paid as much attention to all of them as to this individual cousin."

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* KissingCousins: KissingCousins:
-->"It is a delightful thing to see affection in families, but it may be carried rather too far, and Nathaniel Pipkin could not help thinking that Maria Lobbs must be particularly fond of her relations, if she paid as much attention to all of them as to this individual cousin."


* KissingCousins: -> "It is a delightful thing to see affection in families, but it may be carried rather too far, and Nathaniel Pipkin could not help thinking that Maria Lobbs must be particularly fond of her relations, if she paid as much attention to all of them as to this individual cousin."

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* KissingCousins: -> "It -->"It is a delightful thing to see affection in families, but it may be carried rather too far, and Nathaniel Pipkin could not help thinking that Maria Lobbs must be particularly fond of her relations, if she paid as much attention to all of them as to this individual cousin."

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* KissingCousins: -> "It is a delightful thing to see affection in families, but it may be carried rather too far, and Nathaniel Pipkin could not help thinking that Maria Lobbs must be particularly fond of her relations, if she paid as much attention to all of them as to this individual cousin."

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