Sketches by Boz

Pseud. Illustrative of Every-day Life and Every-day People
Author: Charles Dickens
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: 1839
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Scenes of London Life

From 'Sketches by Boz'
Author: Charles Dickens
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 1509869387
Category: Fiction
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Designed to appeal to the booklover, the Macmillan Collector's Library is a series of beautiful gift editions of much loved classic titles. Macmillan Collector's Library are books to love and treasure. Chosen and introduced by the playwright J. B. Priestley, these thirteen marvellous sketches are accompanied by George Cruikshank’s evocative illustrations. Charles Dickens was one of the great chroniclers of London life. From the colourful chaos of dances and gin-shops to the sparse destitution of the pawnshop and the penitentiary, he captured the grime and the glory of the English capital with singular brilliance. Orphans and beggars, lord mayors and murderers, actors, criminals, cab drivers and prostitutes; all rub shoulders in this wonderful selection from Sketches by Boz.

The Complete Works of Charles Dickens

Sketches by Boz
Author: Charles Dickens
Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.
ISBN: 1616400358
Category: Reference
Page: 514
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It is impossible to overstate the importance of British novelist CHARLES DICKENS (1812-1870) not only to literature in the English language, but to Western civilization on the whole. He is arguably the first fiction writer to have become an international celebrity. He popularized episodic fiction and the cliffhanger, which had a profound influence on the development of film and television. He is entirely responsible for the popular image of Victorian London that still lingers today, and his characters-from Oliver Twist to Ebenezer Scrooge, from Miss Havisham to Uriah Heep-have become not merely iconic, but mythic. But it was his stirring portraits of ordinary people-not the upper classes or the aristocracy-and his fervent cries for social, moral, and legal justice for the working poor, and in particular for poor children, in the grim early decades of the Industrial Revolution that powerfully impacted social concerns well into the 20th century. Without Charles Dickens, we may never have seen the likes of Sherlock Holmes, Upton Sinclair, or even Bob Dylan. Here, in 30 beautiful volumes-complete with all the original illustrations-is every published word written by one of the most important writers ever. The essential collector's set will delight anyone who cherishes English literature...and who takes pleasure in constantly rediscovering its joys. This volume contains Sketches by Boz, a collection of interconnected short stories first published between 1836 and 1839, with illustrations by famous British caricaturist George Cruikshank. It features some of Dickens's earliest work, and was so popular that the author himself was cheerfully known as "Boz" to his readers for the rest of his working life.

Sketches by Boz

Easyread Large Edition
Author: Charles Dickens
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 1427045380
Category: Fiction
Page: 404
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Sketches by Boz

Illustrative of Every-day Life and Every-day People...
Author: Andrew Lang
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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Sketches by Boz

Illustrative of Every-day Life and Every-day People
Author: Boz
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 475
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Sketches by Boz (Complete and with the original Illustrations)


Author: Charles Dickens
Publisher: LCI
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 886
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Sketches by "Boz," Illustrative of Every-day Life and Every-day People (commonly known as Sketches by Boz) is a collection of short pieces published by Charles Dickens in 1836 accompanied by illustrations by George Cruikshank. The 56 sketches concern London scenes and people and are divided into four sections: "Our Parish", "Scenes", "Characters", and "Tales". The material in the first three of these sections is non-fiction[citation needed]. The last section comprises fictional stories. Originally, the sketches were published in various newspapers and periodicals from 1833–1836. The popularity of Dickens’ writings was enhanced by the regular inclusion of detailed illustrations to highlight key scenes and characters. The stories typically featured two black-and-white illustrations per instalment, plus an illustrated cover design for the wrapper. The images were created with wood engravings or metal etchings. Dickens worked closely with several illustrators during his career, including George Cruikshank, Hablot Knight Browne (aka "Phiz"), and John Leech, although Browne is typically considered to be most strongly identified with Dickens’ stories. The accuracy of the illustrations was of utmost importance to Dickens, as the drawings portrayed the characters just as he envisioned them, and they gave valuable insight to the reader about the characters’ personalities and motives, as well as the plot. The Mudfog Papers relates the proceedings of the fictional 'The Mudfog Society for the Advancement of Everything', a Pickwickian parody of the British Association for the Advancement of Science[1][2] founded in York in 1831, one of the numerous Victorian learned societies dedicated to the advancement of Science. Like The Pickwick Papers, The Mudfog Papers claim affinity with Parliamentary reports, memoirs, and posthumous papers. The serial was illustrated by George Cruikshank. The fictional town of Mudfog was based on Chatham in Kent, where Dickens spent part of his youth. Mudfog was described by Dickens as being the town where Oliver Twist was born and spent his early years when the story first appeared in 'Bentley's Miscellany' in February 1837, making it a continuation of The Mudfog Papers, but this allusion was removed when the story was printed in book form.

Sketches by Boz, Illustrative of Every-Day Life and Every-Day People


Author: Charles Dickens
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781717544841
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Sketches by "Boz," Illustrative of Every-day Life and Every-day People (commonly known as Sketches by Boz) is a collection of short pieces Charles Dickens originally published in various newspapers and other periodicals between 1833 and 1836. They were re-issued in book form, under their current title, in February and August 1836, with illustrations by George Cruikshank. The first complete one volume edition appeared in 1839. The 56 sketches concern London scenes and people, and the whole work is divided into four sections: "Our Parish", "Scenes", "Characters" and "Tales". The material in the first three sections consists of non-narrative pen-portraits, but the last section comprises fictional stories.

A Tale Of Two Cities

Om Illustrated Classics
Author: Charles Dickens
Publisher: Om Books International
ISBN: 9381607516
Category: Fiction
Page: 240
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THE MOBS IN THE STREETS RUN WILD, AND DANGER IS EVERYWHERE. LUCY MANETTE LIVES QUIETLY WITH HER FAMILY IN LONDON. HAVING RESCUED HER FATHER MANY YEARS EARLIER SHE FEELS SAFE. BUT THE LONG, BLOODY HAND OF THE MOB REACHES OUT FOR HER AND HER FAMILY, THRUSTING THEM INTO EVER-INCREASING DANGER.

Oliver Twist


Author: Charles Dickens
Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag
ISBN: 3849609790
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Die Serie "Meisterwerke der Literatur" beinhaltet die Klassiker der deutschen und weltweiten Literatur in einer einzigartigen Sammlung für Ihren eBook Reader. Lesen Sie die besten Werke großer Schriftsteller,Poeten, Autoren und Philosophen auf Ihrem Reader. Dieses Werk bietet zusätzlich * Eine Biografie/Bibliografie des Autors. Der Roman erzählt die Geschichte des Findelkindes und Waisenjungen Oliver Twist, der im Armenhaus einer englischen Kleinstadt aufwächst, ohne etwas über seine Herkunft zu wissen. Durch die katastrophalen Zustände im Hause gezwungen, um mehr Nahrung zu bitten, wird er eine Woche lang in den Kohlenkeller gesperrt. Es wird ausgeschrieben, dass die Gemeinde denjenigen entlohne, der sich seiner annehmen würde. Dies führt ihn zum ansässigen Sarg-Tischler namens Mr. Sowerberry, der einer ehrlichen Arbeit nachgeht und den Jungen allmählich auf seine Art liebgewinnt. Der Nebenlehrling Noah Claypole beleidigt Olivers Mutter; Oliver prügelt sich mit ihm und wird mit Schlägen bestraft. Er flieht anschließend nach London. Oliver braucht sieben Tage, bis er London erreicht hat. Dort gerät er in die Fänge des jüdischen Hehlers Fagin (Boss der Diebe), der ihn vor dem sicheren Tod auf der Straße bewahrt, indem er ihn verköstigt. Seine Schützlinge bilden eine Diebesbande, die hauptsächlich aus Straßenjungen besteht. Fagin macht auch Oliver mit dem Diebeshandwerk vertraut. (aus wikipedia.de)