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The Pickwick Papers | Study Guide

Charles Dickens

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Charles Dickens

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Comedy, Fiction

Perspective and Narrator

The Pickwick Papers is told by a third-person omniscient narrator. However, some sections of the book feature first-person accounts of different characters' stories.


The Pickwick Papers is written in the past tense.

About the Title

The Pickwick Papers describes the adventures of the members of the Pickwick Club, specifically those of the club's founder, Mr. Pickwick. The club no longer exists, which is why the papers are referred to as posthumous in the extended title The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club.


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