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       The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club, v. 2 (of 2), p.1
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           Charles Dickens
The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club, v. 2 (of 2)

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  "_Gentlemen, what does this mean? 'Chops and Tomato sauce. Yours, Pickwick.'_"]






  NEW YORK E. P. DUTTON & COMPANY 31 West Twenty-Third Street


  CHAPTER I PAGE +The Story of the Goblins who Stole a Sexton+ 1

  CHAPTER II +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 First Visit came to a Conclusion+ 12

  CHAPTER III +Which is all about the Law, and sundry great Authorities learned therein+ 26

  CHAPTER IV +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+ 43

  CHAPTER V +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+ 59

  CHAPTER VI +Is wholly devoted to a Full and Faithful Report of the Memorable Trial of Bardell against Pickwick+ 78

  CHAPTER VII +In which Mr. Pickwick thinks he had better go to Bath; and goes accordingly+ 105

  CHAPTER VIII +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+ 123

  CHAPTER IX +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+ 136

  CHAPTER X +How Mr. Winkle, when he stepped out of the Frying-pan, walked gently and comfortably into the Fire+ 151

  CHAPTER XI +Mr. Samuel Weller, being entrusted with a Mission of Love, proceeds to Execute it; with what Success will hereinafter appear+ 167

  CHAPTER XII +Introduces Mr. Pickwick to a New and not uninteresting Scene in the great Drama of Life+ 184

  CHAPTER XIII +What befell Mr. Pickwick when he got into the Fleet; what Prisoners he Saw there; and how he Passed the Night+ 199

  CHAPTER XIV +Illustrative, like the preceding one, of the old Proverb, That Adversity brings a Man acquainted with Strange Bed-fellows. Likewise containing Mr. Pickwick's extraordinary and startling Announcement to Mr. Samuel Weller+ 214

  CHAPTER XV +Showing how Mr. Samuel Weller got into Difficulties+ 230

  CHAPTER XVI +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+ 246

  CHAPTER XVII +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+ 261

  CHAPTER XVIII +Records a touching Act of delicate Feeling, not unmixed With Pleasantry, achieved and performed by Messrs. Dodson and Fogg+ 280

  CHAPTER XIX +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+ 292

  CHAPTER XX +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+ 305

  CHAPTER XXI +Containing the Story of the Bagman's Uncle+ 320

  CHAPTER XXII +How Mr. Pickwick sped upon his Mission, and how he was Reinforced in the Outset by a most unexpected Auxiliary+ 340

  CHAPTER XXIII +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+ 357

  CHAPTER XXIV +Involving a serious Change in the Weller Family, and the untimely Downfall of the Red-nosed Mr. Stiggins+ 374

  CHAPTER XXV +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+ 387

  CHAPTER XXVI +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+ 402

  CHAPTER XXVII +Mr. Solomon Pell, assisted by a Select Committee of Coachmen, arranges the Affairs of the Elder Mr. Weller+ 420

  CHAPTER XXVIII +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+ 434

  CHAPTER XXIX +In which the Pickwick Club is finally Dissolved, and Everything Concluded to the Satisfaction of Everybody+ 449

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