Charles Dickens was an English writer and social critic. The Pickwick Papers, written when Dickens was only 25 years old, immediately brought him immense popularity. Mr. Samuel Pickwick, retired business man and confirmed bachelor, is determined that after a quiet life of enterprise the time has come to go out into the world. Together with the other members of the Pickwick Club: Tracy Tupman, Augustus Snodgrass and Nathaniel Winkle, he embarks on a series of hilariously comic adventures. From these reports emerge the rascal Jingle and his servant, Job Trotter, the engaging Sam Weller, the greedy drunkard Stiggins, and many more of Dickens's best-loved characters.