Some of the topics covered:
- Structure of the book;
- Tone and language (unsurprisingly, the first two points kept seguing into each other, and my notes reflect that);
- Favourite set piece scenes.
This book was the book club’s first ‘classic’, with an original publication date of 1889. It was also the book that had the most straightforward name recognition as a ‘comic’ or ‘funny’ book,* and the general response to the book was positive, though some readers were more enthusiastic than others (with Jacquie calling it her second favourite classic of all time, behind only Pride and Prejudice).