The Novels and Tales of Charles Dickens (Boz) Volume 1

The Novels and Tales of Charles Dickens (Boz) Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1850 edition. Excerpt: ... which have appeared in the Eatanswill Gazette in the course of the last three months, and which have excited such general--I may say such universal attention and admiration?" "Why," replied Mr. Pickwick, slightly embarrassed by the question, "the f.ict is, I have been so much engaged in other ways, that I really have not nad an opportunity of perusing them." "You should do so, Sir," said Pott, with a severe countenance. "I will," said Mr. Pickwick. "They appeared in the form of a copious review of a work on Chinese metaphysics, Sir," said Pott. "Oh," observed Mr. Pickwick--"from yourpen I hope?" "From the pen of my critic, Sir," rejoined Pott, with dignity. "An abstruse subject, I should conceive," aid Mr. Pickwick. "Very, Sir," responded Pott, looking intensely sage. "He crammed for it, to use a technical but expressive term; he read up for the subject, at my desire, in the Encyclopaedia Ilritannica." "Indeed!" said Mr. Pickwick; "I was not aware that that valuable work contained any information respecting Chinese metaphysics." "He read, Sir," rejoined Pott, laying his hand on Mr. Pickwick's knee, and looking round with a smile of intellectual superiority, " he read for metaphysics under the letter M, and for China under the letter C; and combined his information, Sir!" Mr. Pott's features assumed so much additional grandeur at the recollection of the power and research displayed in the learned effusions in question, that some minutes elapsed before Mr. Pickwick felt emboldened to renew the conversation; at length, as the Editor's countenance gradually relapsed into its customary expression...show more

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  • Paperback | 556 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 29mm | 980g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123651209X
  • 9781236512093