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Description - Sketches by Boz by Charles Dickens

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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780140433456
ISBN-10: 0140433457
Format: Paperback
(200mm x 133mm x 32mm)
Pages: 688
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 26-Oct-1995
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Charles Dickens

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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