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Sketches by Boz

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Sketches by Boz by Charles Dickens
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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.

Author Biography

Charles Dickens (1812-70) was a political reporter and journalist whose popularity was established by the phenomenally successful Pickwick Papers (1836-7). His novels captured and held the public imagination over a period of more than thirty years.
Release date NZ
October 26th, 1995
Contributors
Edited by Dennis Walder Illustrated by George Cruikshank Introduction by Dennis Walder Notes by Dennis Walder
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Penguin Classics
Pages
688
Dimensions
133x200x32
ISBN-13
9780140433456
Product ID
1683851

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