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Sketches by Boz

Sketches by Boz( )
Author: Dickens, Charles
Introduction by: Walder, Dennis
Notes by: Walder, Dennis
Illustrator: Cruikshank, George
Appendix by: Wall, Stephen
Series title:Classics Ser.
ISBN:978-0-14-043345-6
Publication Date:Oct 1995
Publisher:Penguin Books, Limited
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:AUD $27.99
Book Description:

Charles Dickens's Sketches by Bozforeshadows his novels in its profusion of characters, its glimpses of surreal modernity and its limitless fund of pathos and comic invention. This Penguin Classics edition is edited with notes and an introduction by Dennis Walder.Published under the pen-name 'Boz', Charles Dickens's first book Sketches by Boz(1836) heralded an exciting new voice in English literature. This richly varied collection of observation, fancy and fiction shows...
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Book Details
Pages:688
Detailed Subjects: Fiction / Literary
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):12.8 x 19.6 x 2.8 cm
Book Weight:0.471 Kilograms
Author Biography
Dickens, Charles (Author)
Charles Dickens, perhaps the best British novelist of the Victorian era, was born in Portsmouth, Hampshire, England on February 7, 1812. His happy early childhood was interrupted when his father was sent to debtors' prison, and young Dickens had to go to work in a factory at age twelve. Later, he took jobs as an office boy and journalist before publishing essays and stories in the 1830s.

His first novel, The Pickwick Papers, made him a famous and popular author at the age of twenty-five. Subsequent works were published serially in periodicals and cemented his reputation as a master of colorful characterization, and as a harsh critic of social evils and corrupt institutions. His many books include Oliver Twist, David Copperfield, Bleak House, Great Expectations, Little Dorrit, A Christmas Carol, and A Tale of Two Cities.

Dickens married Catherine Hogarth in 1836, and the couple had nine children before separating in 1858 when he began a long affair with Ellen Ternan, a young actress. Despite the scandal, Dickens remained a public figure, appearing often to read his fiction. He died in 1870, leaving his final novel, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, unfinished.

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