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101 Contents Preface to the Charles Dickens Edition of 1867
10101 CHAPTER I The Pickwickians.
60102 CHAPTER II The First Day's Journey, and the First Evening's Adventures; With Their Consequences That punctual
290103 CHAPTER III A New Acquaintance—The Stroller's Tale—A Disagreeable Interruption, and an unpleasant Encounter
380104 CHAPTER IV A Field Day and Bivouac—More New Friends—An Invitation To the Country
480105 CHAPTER V A Short One—Showing, Among Other Matters, How Mr. Pickwick Undertook To Drive, and Mr. Winkle To
560106 CHAPTER VI An Old-fashioned Card-Party—The Clergyman's Verses—The Story of the Convict's Return Several guests who were
690107 CHAPTER VII How Mr. Winkle, Instead of Shooting at the Pigeon and Killing the Crow, Shot at the sluggard, rookery.
920108 CHAPTER VIII Strongly Illustrative of the Position, That the Course of True Love Is Not a Railway
920109 CHAPTER IX A Discovery and a Chase The supper was ready laid, the chairs were drawn
1000110 CHAPTER X Clearing Up All Doubts (If Any Existed) of the Disinterestedness of Mr. A. Jingle's Character
1120111 CHAPTER XI Involving Another Journey, and an Antiquarian Discovery; Recording Mr. Pickwick's Determination To Be Present at an
1260112 CHAPTER XII Descriptive of a Very Important Proceeding on the Part of Mr. Pickwick; No Less an Epoch
1320113 CHAPTER XIII Some Account of Eatanswill; of the State of Parties Therein; and of the Election of a Member To Serve In Parliament For That Ancient, Loyal, And Patriotic Borough
1470114 CHAPTER XIV Comprising a Brief Description of the Company at the Peacock Assembled; and a Tale Told By a Bagman
1610115 CHAPTER XV In Which Is Given a Faithful Portraiture of Two Distinguished Persons; and an Accurate Description of a Public Breakfast In Their House and Grounds: Which Public Breakfast Leads To the Recognition of an Old Acquaintance, and the Commencement of Another
1740116 CHAPTER XVI Too Full of Adventure To Be Briefly Described
1850117 CHAPTER XVII Showing That An Attack of Rheumatism, In Some Cases, Acts As a Quickener To Inventive Genius
1970118 CHAPTER XVIII Briefly Illustrative of Two Points; First, the Power of Hysterics, and, Secondly, the Force of Circumstances
2060119 CHAPTER XIX A Pleasant Day With An Unpleasant Termination
2180120 CHAPTER XX Showing How Dodson and Fogg Were Men of Business, and Their Clerks Men of Pleasure; And
2320121 CHAPTER XXI In Which the Old Man Launches Forth Into His Favourite Theme, and Relates a Story About
2460122 CHAPTER XXII Mr. Pickwick Journeys to Ipswich and Meets With a Romantic Adventure With a Middle-aged Lady In Yellow Curl-Papers
2590123 CHAPTER XXIII In Which Mr. Samuel Weller Begins to Devote His Energies to the Return Match Between Himself and Mr. Trotter
2800124 CHAPTER XXIV Wherein Mr. Peter Magnus Grows Jealous, and the Middle-Aged Lady Apprehensive, Which Brings the Pickwickians Within the Grasp of the Law
2960125 CHAPTER XXVI Which Contains a Brief Account of the Progress of the Action of Bardell Against Pickwick
2960126 CHAPTER XXVII Samuel Weller Makes a Pilgrimage to Dorking, and Beholds His Mother-in-Law
3110127 CHAPTER XXVIII A Good-Humoured Christmas Chapter, Containing an Account of a Wedding, and Some Other Sports Beside: Which Although In Their Way, Even as Good Customs as Marriage Itself, are Not Quite So Religiously Kept Up, In These Degenerate Times
3280128 CHAPTER XXIX The Story of the Goblins Who Stole a Sexton
3370129 CHAPTER XXX 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 Visit Came to a Conclusion
3460130 CHAPTER XXXI Which Is All About the Law, and Sundry Great Authorities Learned Therein
3600131 CHAPTER XXXII 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
3710132 CHAPTER XXXIII 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
3850133 CHAPTER XXXIV Is Wholly Devoted to a Full and Faithful Report of the Memorable Trial of Bardell Against Pickwick
4050134 CHAPTER XXXV In Which Mr. Pickwick Thinks He Had Better Go to Bath; and Goes Accordingly
4180135 CHAPTER XXXVI 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
4270136 CHAPTER XXXVII 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
4390137 CHAPTER XXXVIII How Mr. Winkle, When He Stepped Out of the Frying-Pan, Walked Gently and Comfortably Into the Fire
4500138 CHAPTER XXXIX Mr. Samuel Weller, Being Intrusted With a Mission of Love, Proceeds to Execute It; With What Success Will Hereinafter Appear
4630139 CHAPTER XL Introduces Mr. Pickwick to a New and Not Uninteresting Scene In the Great Drama of Life
4710140 CHAPTER XLI What Befell Mr. Pickwick When He Got Into the Fleet; What Prisoners He Saw There, and How He Passed the Night
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4840142 CHAPTER XLII Illustrative, Like the Preceding One, of the Old Proverb, That Adversity Brings a Man Acquainted With Strange Bedfellows—Likewise Containing Mr. Pickwick's Extraordinary and Startling Announcement to Mr. Samuel Weller
4970143 CHAPTER XLIII Showing How Mr. Samuel Weller Got Into Difficulties I
5080144 CHAPTER XLIV 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
5200145 CHAPTER XLV 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
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5350147 CHAPTER XLVI Records a Touching Act of Delicate Feeling, Not Unmixed With Pleasantry, Achieved and Performed By Messrs. Dodson and Fogg
5430148 CHAPTER XLVII 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
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5530150 CHAPTER XLVIII 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
5640151 CHAPTER XLIX Containing the Story of the Bagman's Uncle
5780152 CHAPTER L How Mr. Pickwick Sped Upon His Mission, and How He Was Reinforced In the Outset By a Most Unexpected Auxiliary
5900153 CHAPTER LI How Mr. Pickwick Sped Upon His Mission, and How He Was Reinforced In the Outset By a Most Unexpected Auxiliary 'Good,' said the stranger. 'Coachman, I get down here. Guard, my carpet-bag!' Bidding the other passengers good-night, in a rather
6030154 CHAPTER LII Involving a Serious Change In the Weller Family, and the Untimely Downfall of Mr. Stiggins
6140155 CHAPTER LIII 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
6250156 CHAPTER LIV 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
6390157 CHAPTER LV Mr. Solomon Pell, Assisted By a Select Committee of Coachmen, Arranges the Affairs of the Elder Mr. Weller
6600158 CHAPTER LVII In Which the Pickwick Club is Finally Dissolved, and Everything Concluded to the Satisfaction of Everybody
6660159 END
6660161 The Pickwick Papers Charles Dickens
6660162 rmk:201310271238 Mr. Pickwick and Don Quijote

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not unmixed with interest.
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Where is it?' 'Paul's Churchyard, sir; low archway on the carriage side, bookseller's at one corner, hot-el on the other,
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'My friend,' said the thin gentleman. 'You're one o' the adwice gratis order,' thought Sam, 'or you wouldn't be
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was of no use trying to sleep; so he got up and partially dressed himself. Anything, he thought, was better
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Mr. Pickwick's knife and fork fell from his hand. He stared across the table at Mr. Tupman, who had dropped
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I wish you'd come and see me,' said Bob Sawyer. 'Nothing would give me greater pleasure,' replied Mr. Pickwick.
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here poor Arabella wept so bitterly that Sam grew chivalrous. 'It may seem wery strange talkin' to me about these
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The vehicle was not exactly a gig, neither was it a stanhope. It was not what is currently denominated a dog-cart, neither was it a taxed cart, nor a chaise-cart, nor a guillotined cabriolet; and yet it had something of the character of each and ...
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Which way?' said the boy, in a slow and sleepy voice. 'Why, like forty hackney-coachmen,' replied the clerk. 'Because master
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actually thought more than once that he'd have sunk under 'em; I did, indeed.' Here Mr. Pell shook his head

Sanasto Vocabulary Словарь (Code: w)

1 multifarious: mul ti far i ous / ????(?) fe(9)r69S/ adj (3)
many and of various Upes: multifarious activities. having many varied parts or aspects: a vast multifarious organization. multifar-iously adv. mul·ti·far·i·ous·ly adv. mul·ti·far·i·ous·ness n. late 16th cent.: from Latin multifarius + -OUS.
2 bustle: bus tie 1 / b9S9l/ v (39)
[intrans.] move in an energetic or noisy manner: people clutching clipboards bustled about. - [trans.] make (someone) move hurriedly in a particular direction: she bustled us into the kitchen. - [intrans.] (of a place) be full of activity: the small harbor bustled with boats | [as adj.] (bustling) the bustling little town. ¦ n. excited activity and movement: all the noise and the traffic and the bustle. late Middle English: perhaps a variant of obsolete buskle, frequentative of busk 'prepare', from Old Norse.
3 somerset (42)
4 stooping (47)
stoop 1 /stoop/ v. [intrans.] 1 bend one's head or body forward and downward: he stooped down and reached toward the coin; Linda stooped to pick up the bottles | [trans.] the man stoops his head.
5 gig: gig 1 /gig/ w (94)
1 CHIEFLY HISTORICAL a light two-wheeled carriage pulled by one horse. 2 a light, fast, narrow boat adapted for rowing or sailing. ¦ v. [intrcms.] travel in a gig.
6 haughty: haugh ty / hOté/ adj (120)
(haugh ti er, haugh ti est) arrogantly superior and disdainful: a look of haughty disdain; a haughty aristocrat. «DERIVATIVES5 haughtily /-telé/ adv. haugh ti ness n.
7 stropping: strop /Strap/ n (121)
a device, typically a strip of leather, for sharpening straight razors. «SPECIAL USAGE- (also strap) [NAUTICAL] a rope sling for handling cargo. ¦ v. (stropped, strop ping) [trans.] sharpen on or with a strop: he stropped a knife razor-sharp on his belt. late Middle English (in the sense 'thong', also as a nautical term): probably a West Germanic adoption of Latin stroppus 'thong'.
8 skittle-ground (147)
9 buxom (153)
10 wagginer's (175)
11 trivet: trivet / trivit/ n (176)
an iron tripod placed over a fire for a cooking pot or kettle to stand on. -SPECIAL USAGE> - an iron bracket designed to hook onto bars of a grate for a similar purpose.
12 shins: shin /SHlin/ n (185)
the front of the leg below the knee. a cut of beef from the lower part of a cow's leg. ¦ v. (shinned, shin ning) [intram.] (shin up down) climb quickly up or down by gripping with one's
13 mastiff: mas tiff / mastif; n (195)
a dog of a large, strong breed with drooping ears and pendulous lips. Middle English: obscurely representing Old French mastin. based on Latin mansiietus 'tame'.
14 vafer (204)
15 tantalising (208)
16 barrow: bar row 1 / barO/ n (208)
a metal frame with two wheels used for transporting objects such as luggage. a wheelbarrow. BRIT, a two-wheeled handcart used esp. by street vendors.
17 partridge: Partridges are birds in the pheasant family, Phasianidae. They are a non-migratory Old World group. These are medium-sized birds, intermediate between the larger pheasants and the smaller quails. Partridges are native to Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. Partridges are ground-nesting seed-eaters.[citation needed] ( (212)
18 billeted: bil let 1 / bilit/ n (212)
a place, usually a civilian's house or other nonmilitarv facility, where soldiers are lodged temporarily. ¦ v. (-leted. -leting) [trans.] (often be billeted) lodge (soldiers) in a particular place, esp. a civilian's house or other nonmilitary facility: he didn't belong to the regiment billeted at the hotel. late Middle English (originally denoting a short written document): from Anglo-Norman French billette, diminutive of bille (see BILL1 ). The verb is recorded in the late 16th cent., and the noun sense 'a written order requiring a householder to lodge the bearer, usually a soldier', from the mid 17th cent.; hence the current meaning.
19 codger: codg er / kajer/ n (226)
OFTEN DEROGATORY an elderly man. esp. one who is old-fashioned or eccentric: old codgers always harp on about yesteryear. mid 18th cent.: perhaps a variant of cadger (see CADGE).
20 egress: e gress i 6 gres/ n (228)
the action of going out of or leaving a place: direct means of access and egress for passengers. - a way out: a narrow egress.
21 squalid: squal id / skwalid/ adj (237)
(of a place) extremely dirty and unpleasant, esp. as a result of poverty or neglect: the squalid, overcrowded prison. showing or involving a contemptible lack of moral standards: a squalid
22 pettitoes (298)
23 ejaculated: e jac u late v (301)
/i jakyG lat/ 1 [intrans.] (of a man or male animal) eject semen from the body at the moment of sexual climax. 2 DATED utter suddenly (a short prayer). [with direct speech] say
24 snug: snug /sn0g/ adj (317)
(snugger. snuggest) 1 comfortable, warm, and cozy; well protected from the weather or cold: she was safe and snug in Ruth's arms: a snug cottage. ARCHAIC (of an income or
25 yeomen: yeo·man n (322)
(pl. -men) 1 HISTORICAL a man holding and cultivating a small landed estate; a freeholder. a person qualified for certain duties and rights, such as to serve on juries and vote for the knight of the shire, by virtue of possessing free land of an annual value of 40 shillings. 2 HISTORICAL a servant in a royal or noble household, ranking between a sergeant and a groom or a squire and a page. 3 BRIT. a member of the yeomanry force. 4 a petty officer in the U.S. Navy or Coast Guard performing clerical duties on board ship. (also yeo·man of sig·nals) (in the British Royal Navy and other Commonwealth navies) a petty officer concerned with signaling. yeoman service efficient or useful help in need. yeo·man·ly adj. Middle English: probably from YOUNG + MAN.
26 gaiters: gait·er n (322)
(usu. gaiters) a garment similar to leggings, worn to cover or protect the ankle and lower leg. - a shoe or overshoe extending to the ankle or above. - a garment of this kind worn as part of the traditional costume of an Anglican bishop. gait·ered adj. early 18th cent.: from French guêtre, probably of Germanic origin and related to WRIST.
27 goblins: gob·lin n (328)
a mischievous, ugly, dwarflike creature of folklore. Middle English: from Old French gobelin, possibly related to German Kobold (see KOBOLD) or to Greek kobalos 'mischievous goblin'. In medieval Latin Gobelinus occurs as the name of a mischievous spirit, said to haunt Évreux in northern France in the 12th cent.
28 wassail: was·sail ARCHAIC n (328)
spiced ale or mulled wine drunk during celebrations for Twelfth Night and Christmas Eve. lively and noisy festivities involving the drinking of plentiful amounts of alcohol; revelry. ¦ v. 1 [intrans.] drink plentiful amounts of alcohol and enjoy oneself with others in a noisy, lively way. 2 go from house to house at Christmas singing carols: here we go a-wassailing. was·sail·er n. Middle English wæs hæil 'be in (good) health!': from Old Norse ves heill (compare with HAIL2 ). The drinking formula wassail (and the reply drinkhail 'drink good health') were probably introduced by Danish-speaking inhabitants of England, and then spread, so that by the 12th cent. the usage was considered by the Normans to be characteristic of Englishmen.
29 plaid: plaid n (338)
checkered or tartan twilled cloth, typically made of wool. - any cloth with a tartan pattern. - a long piece of plaid worn over the shoulder as part of Scottish Highland dress. plaid·ed adj. early 16th cent.: from Scottish Gaelic plaide 'blanket', of unknown ultimate origin.
30 pitch: pitch 1 n (341)
1 the quality of a sound governed by the rate of vibrations producing it; the degree of highness or lowness of a tone: a car engine seems to change pitch downward as the vehicle passes you. a standard degree of highness or lowness used in performance: the guitars were strung and tuned to pitch. See also CONCERT PITCH. 2 the steepness of a slope, esp. of a roof. - [CLIMBING] a section of a climb, esp. a steep one. - the height to which a hawk soars before swooping on its prey. 3 [in sing.] the level of intensity of something: he brought the machine to a high pitch of development. (a pitch of) a very high degree of: rousing herself to a pitch of indignation. 4 [BASEBALL] a legal delivery of the ball by the pitcher. - (also pitch shot) [GOLF] a high approach shot onto the green. - [FOOTBALL] short for PITCHOUT sense 2. 5 BRIT. a playing field. [CRICKET] the strip of ground between the two sets of stumps. 6 a form of words used when trying to persuade someone to buy or accept something: a good sales pitch. 7 a swaying or oscillation of a ship, aircraft, or vehicle around a horizontal axis perpendicular to the direction of motion. the degree of slope or angle, as of a roof. 8 TECHNICAL the distance between successive corresponding points or lines, e.g., between the teeth of a cogwheel. - a measure of the angle of the blades of a screw propeller, equal to the distance forward a blade would move in one revolution if it exerted no thrust on the medium.
31 saveloys: A saveloy is a type of highly seasoned sausage , usually bright red in colour, (347)
.. The saveloy's taste is similar to that of a frankfurter or ...
32 babby: An infant (from the Latin word infans, meaning "unable to speak" or "speechless") is the very young offspring of a human (351)
When applied to humans, the term is usually considered synonymous with baby or bairn (Scotland), but the latter is commonly applied to the young of any animal. When a human child learns to walk, the term toddler may be used instead.
33 bannister: ban·is·ter (also ban·nis·ter) n (360)
(also banisters) the structure formed by uprights and a handrail at the side of a staircase. a single upright at the side of the staircase: I stuck my head between the banisters. mid 17th cent.: from earlier barrister, alteration of BALUSTER.
34 scorbutic: scor·bu·tic adj (366)
relating to or affected with scurvy. See also ANTISCORBUTIC. mid 17th cent.: from modern Latin scorbuticus, from medieval Latin scorbutus 'scurvy', perhaps from Middle Low German (from schoren 'to break' + 'belly').
35 affidavits: af·fi·da·vit n (471)
[LAW] a written statement confirmed by oath or affirmation, for use as evidence in court. mid 16th cent.: from medieval Latin, literally 'he has stated on oath', from affidare.
36 turnkey: turn·key n (477)
(pl. -keys) ARCHAIC a jailer. ¦ adj. of or involving the provision of a complete product or service that is ready for immediate use: turnkey systems for telecommunications customers.
37 chummage: After garnish, prisoners were given a "chum ticket," which told them which room was theirs (486)
Most were expected to "chum" with other prisoners. They would often spend the first night in the infirmary until a room could be made ready, and would sometimes spend three or four nights walking around the yard before a chum could be found, though they were already being charged for the room they did not have.
38 vixenish: vix·en n (535)
a female fox. a spiteful or quarrelsome woman. vix·en·ish adj. late Middle English fixen, perhaps from the Old English adjective fyxen 'of a fox'. The v- is from the form of the word in southern English dialect.
39 buxom: bux·om adj (608)
(of a woman) plump, esp. with large breasts. bux·om·ness n.  Middle English: from the stem of Old English 'to bend' (see BOW2 ) + -SOME1 . The original sense was 'compliant, obliging', later 'lively and good-tempered', influenced by the traditional association of plumpness and good health with an easygoing nature.
40 hordit: Most are saying that the cloud is the future (649)
You know, the theory that you can keep all of your information online, in order to access it from any computer. Well, if you’re a believer in the cloud, then you’re going to love

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Mr. Pickwick and Don Quijote

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While writing this I am also organizing the markings file of my first Kindle book Don Quijote, which I have perused several times. The Pickwick papers only this first time, although having been conscious of its existence forever, at least 50 years. I thought that it is just a small heap of papers to be quickly eyed through. Even starting I was not aware of its extent. But it just went on and on. Only afterwards I found out that as paper book it is in some edition 660 pages and in another even 800, that is about a half of Don Quijote. And not an only dull sentence or dead end, just like DQ! Many times I continued still another chapter beyond what I had intended. I finished it in three weeks, that is good 30-40 pages a day, which is about double of its due quota, considering that I usually read two or three books parallelly.

But what about the connection between DQ and Pickwick? Is there any above the fact that they both are huge blocs of foremost world literature? I have the itching that yes, but cannot show clear instances. Of course both main persons are in some way foolish idealists, big free minds, which we all wish we could be. A great deal of both stories takes place in travelling, but by different means and in different signs: DQ on his miserable Rosinante and Pickwick on various horse buggies, one of which is called gig and described as - in fact not described closer than that it was on several occasions 'clay colored and red wheeled', but how many wheels? no mention. Never heard before of this vehicle. Wikipedia gives a host of gigs, and mentions the vehicle as two wheeled and horse drawn.

In general, I am very pleased with my invention of collecting dictionary lookups to a vocabulary file. This is one of the finest features of Kindle, although left half way in performance. You get the dictionary definition in an instant, but after closing it vanishes into thin air. Luckily there are screen grabbers with which you can save both the word and its definition.

Although so different of the present mode of life, still particularly different of the social surrounding of our life in Finland, where no Mr. and no Sir exist, not even difference between he and she in the mode of linguistic usage, without any hesitation: five bright stars to Mr. Pickwick by the great Charles Dickens!


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