The Inns and Taverns of ''Pickwick'' (Paperback)
This curious literary artifact is a travelogue of sorts, a guidebook to the real inns and taverns mentioned in Charles Dickens' first novel, The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club, or, more familiarly, The Pickwick Papers. The 1836-7 comic serial was a phenomenon in its day, and was, in the mind of Dickens scholar BERTRAM WALDROM MATZ (1865-1925), "England's classic book of humor." Here, with a singular dedication and a hearty charm, Matz-one of the founders of the Dickens Fellowship and the first editor of its journal, The Dickensian, which first appeared in 1905 and is still published today-takes us on a tour of such locations as the Blue Lion in Muggleton, the Marquis of Granby in Dorking, the Magpie and Stump in Whitechapel, the Saracen's Head in Towcester, and other places that will be familiar to Pickwick fans. This replica of the 1922 second edition is a delightful document of literary fandom.