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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870.
Sketches by Boz and other early papers, 1833-39.
Columbus : Ohio State University Press, ©1994
|Material Type:||Fiction, Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Book, Internet Resource|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Boz; Charles Dickens; Michael Slater; George Cruikshank
|Description:||xlii, 580 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.|
|Contents:||The First Publication of Dickens's Sketches in Serial and Volume Form --
Dickens's Life and Times --
to 1839 --
Map of London --
Dickens's Prefaces to Sketches by Boz --
Sketches by Boz. Our Parish. 1. The Beadle --
The Parish Engine --
The Schoolmaster. 2. The Curate --
The Old Lady --
The Half Pay Captain. 3. The Four Sisters. 4. The Election for Beadle. 5. The Broker's Man. 6. The Ladies' Societies. 7. Our Next-door Neighbour. Scenes. 1. The Streets --
Morning. 2. The Streets --
Night. 3. Shops and their Tenants. 4. Scotland Yard. 5. Seven Dials. 6. Meditations in Monmouth Street. 7. Hackney Coach Stands. 8. Doctors' Commons. 9. London Recreations. 10. The River. 11. Astley's. 12. Greenwich Fair. 13. Private Theatres. 14. Vauxhall Gardens by Day. 15. Early Coaches. 16. Omnibuses. 9. Mrs Joseph Porter. 10. A Passage in the Life of Mr Watkins Tottle. 11. The Bloomsbury Christening. 12. The Drunkard's Death --
Other Early Papers. Sunday Under Three Heads. Papers from Bentley's Miscellany. The Pantomime of Life. Some Particulars Concerning a Lion. Full Report of the First Meeting of the Mudfog Association for the Advancement of Everything. Full Report of the Second Meeting of the Mudfog Association for the Advancement of Everything. Familiar Epistle from a Parent to a Child Aged Two Years and Two Months.
|Other Titles:||Sketches by Boz|
|Responsibility:||edited by Michael Slater ; with illustrations by George Cruikshank.|
Dickens's knowledge of London was "extensive and peculiar" - like Sam Weller's in Pickwick Papers. "He knew it all, from Bow to Brentford," said one of his friends. In his Sketches the future novelist was marking out his territory, just as, in the pamphlet Sunday Under Three Heads, also included here, the lifelong campaigner against injustice and class oppression was finding his unique voice. This is the first of four volumes of Dickens's greatest journalism - the first ever annotated edition to be published.