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

Sketches by Boz: Illustrative of Every-Day Life and Every-Day People by Charles Dickens

Sketches by Boz is a collection of short stories written by Charles Dickens that offers poignant and vivid portraits of everyday life and its colorful characters in 19th-century London. The writing is both humorous and compassionate, shedding light on various social issues of the time while also celebrating the quirks and idiosyncrasies of ordinary people.

Dickens showcases his keen observational skills and sharp wit throughout the sketches, bringing to life a wide array of characters from all walks of life. From the bustling streets of London to the quiet countryside, each story offers a glimpse into the human experience in all its complexity.

One of the strengths of Sketches by Boz is Dickens' ability to capture the essence of each character with just a few deft strokes of his pen. Whether it's the pompous city slicker, the downtrodden maid, or the hapless laborer, each character feels fully realized and three-dimensional.

Overall, Sketches by Boz is a delightful and engaging read that offers a fascinating glimpse into the world of Charles Dickens' imagination. It's a testament to his skill as a writer and his deep empathy for the human condition. Highly recommended for fans of classic literature and anyone interested in exploring the richness and diversity of 19th-century London.

Book Description:
"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. The last section comprises fictional stories. Originally, the sketches were published in various newspapers and periodicals from 1833-1836."

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Reviewer: - May 12, 2013
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