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Sketches by Boz
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Sketches by Boz (Paperback)

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'Sets out the London of the 1830s before you, streets, people, pleasures, low life, prisons' Claire Tomalin



Charles Dickens's first published book, Sketches by Boz is a funny and touching collection of observation, fancy and fiction showing the London he knew in all its complexity - its streets, theatres, inns, pawnshops, law courts, prisons and, of course, the river Thames. His descriptions of everyday life and people seem to anticipate characters from his great novels - garrulous matrons, vulgar young clerks, Scrooge-like bachelors - while his powers of social critique shine in his unflinching depictions of the city's forgotten citizens, from child workers to prostitutes. This edition includes the original illustrations by George Cruikshank.



Edited with an Introduction and Notes by Dennis Walder

Fiction & PoetryClassic fiction pre 1945 Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd Publication Date: 26/10/1995 ISBN-13: 9780140433456  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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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.

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