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Sketches by Boz (Penguin Classics)

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Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Sketches by Boz collected a rich and strange mixture of reportage, observation, fancy and fiction centred on the metropolis. It was Dickens's first book, published when he was twenty-four, and in it we find him walking the London streets, in theatres, pawnshops, law-courts, prisons, along the Thames, and on the omnibus, missing nothing, recording and transforming urban and suburban life into new terrain for literature.

Sketches is a remarkable achievement, and looks towards Dickens's giant novels in its profusion of characters, its glimpses of surreal modernity and its limitless fund of pathos and comic invention.

Synopsis:

This is Dickens's earliest work - his collection of sketches of London life and manners, first published in various periodicals.

About the Author

Charles Dickens was born on February 7, 1812, in Landport, Portsea, England. He died in Kent on June 9, 1870. The second of eight children of a family continually plagued by debt, the young Dickens came to know not only hunger and privation,but also the horror of the infamous debtors prison and the evils of child labor. A turn of fortune in the shape of a legacy brought release from the nightmare of prison and “slave” factories and afforded Dickens the opportunity of two years formal schooling at Wellington House Academy. He worked as an attorneys clerk and newspaper reporter until his Sketches by Boz (1836) and The Pickwick Papers (1837) brought him the amazing and instant success that was to be his for the remainder of his life. In later years, the pressure of serial writing, editorial duties, lectures, and social commitments led to his separation from Catherine Hogarth after twenty-three years of marriage. It also hastened his death at the age of fifty-eight, when he was characteristically engaged in a multitude of work.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140433456
Editor:
Walder, Dennis
Author:
Cruikshank, George
Author:
Charles D
Author:
ickens
Author:
Dickens, Charles
Author:
Walder, Dennis
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
London ;
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Social life and customs
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Novels and novellas
Subject:
England
Subject:
London
Subject:
British and irish
Subject:
London (England) Social life and customs 19th century Fiction.
Subject:
London (England) Social life and customs.
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Mass Market
Series:
Penguin Classics
Series Volume:
3
Publication Date:
19960531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
688
Dimensions:
7.88x5.08x1.74 in. 1.19 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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