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I just wondered if errors and/or inconsistencies in Dickens's books had already been discussed here. This idea came to my mind because of an error—which I believe is not typographical—I have noticed at the end of Pickwick Papers. I'd like to know if it has been reproduced in other editions. (Mine is Nonesuch.)
Will keep in touch later when I have got the error details with me. Hope to have aroused your curiosity.
The error I spotted is at the end of chapter XLVII of Pickwick Papers (bottom of page 663, in my Folio Society edition 2004 which follows the Nonesuch Dickens 1937). Pickwick presents Jingle and his servant Job to Perker (his lawyer). The text reads:
"Job you know, I think?" said Mr. Perker, presenting that gentleman.
"I know the rascal," replied Perker, good-humouredly.
Obviously, "Pickwick" should replace "Perker" in the first instance. Is this error found in other editions, or only in mine?
Perker appears not to recognise Jingle, but says that he knows Job 'the rascal.' My understanding is that he met Jingle at The White Hart (Chapter X) but has never met Job.
What am I missing?
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