Charles Dickens's Our Mutual Friend

Clarendon Edition





Podsnap Family

Dickens satirizes the middle classes through the Podsnaps. JOHN PODSNAP well to do, very self-satisfied, ignores anything that would upset his complacency. Model for Podsnappery- middle class complacency and condescension. Over concerned with social propriety. Father of GEORGIANA who the Lammles plot to marry off to Fascination Fledgeby. MRS PODSNAP is a majestic woman displaying the ornaments given her by her husband. John Forster, a friend of Dickens is thought to be the model for Podsnap.

Mr. Podsnap







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