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Sketches by Boz

Overview page. Subjects: Literary Studies (19th Century).

A collection of sketches of life and manners, by Dickens, first published in various periodicals, and in book form in 1836–7 (in one volume, 1839).

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Sketches by Boz

Overview page. Subjects: Literary Studies (19th Century).

A collection of sketches of life and manners, by Dickens, first published in various periodicals, and in book form in 1836–7 (in one volume, 1839).

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Sketches by Boz

in Oxford Reader's Companion to Dickens

January 2000; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (19th Century). 3276 words.

Dickens's first book, which gathered, along with some new pieces, the sketches and tales which he had published between

reputation of Dickens

in Oxford Reader's Companion to Dickens

January 2000; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (19th Century). 3057 words.

Dickens's first success came with Sketches by Boz, and this established his earliest reputation as a writer of sketches,

short-story and sketch writer, Dickens as

in Oxford Reader's Companion to Dickens

January 2000; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (19th Century). 526 words.

Dickens's first imaginative writing, published in newspapers and periodicals and later collected as Sketches by Boz, consisted exclusively of

short-story and sketch writer, Dickens as

Overview page. Subjects: Literary Studies (19th Century).

Dickens's first imaginative writing, published in newspapers and periodicals and later collected as Sketches by Boz, consisted exclusively of tales and sketches, and these were forms to...

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The Man from Nowhere

Andrew Sanders.

in Dickens and the Spirit of the Age

September 1999; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (19th Century). 8990 words.

Dickens struck most of his first readers as someone which blazed on to the early-Victorian literary firmament like a meteor. The ambitious but still tentative writer who signed himself with...

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Sir John Easthope

Overview page. Subjects: Literary Studies (19th Century).

Shortly after Easthope bought the Morning Chronicle in 1834, Dickens joined the staff, quickly earning attention as the paper's leading reporter (see journalist, Dickens as). He also...

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Dickens’s Early Sketches

Paul Schlicke.

in The Oxford Handbook of Charles Dickens

September 2018; p ublished online October 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Literary Studies (19th Century). 5980 words.

Dickens’s early imaginative work, the sketches of 1833–40, first published in newspapers and magazines, attracted much attention and, months before Pickwick became famous, launched his...

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John Black

Overview page. Subjects: Literary Studies (19th Century).

Of the Morning Chronicle 1817–43, where Dickens found his first full-time employment as a reporter from 1834 to 1836, simultaneous with his publication of the pieces that were collected in null...

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George Hogarth

Overview page. Subjects: Literary Studies (19th Century).

Dickens's parents-in-law. George trained as a lawyer in Edinburgh. An amateur violoncellist and composer, he also gained a reputation as a music critic. In 1814 he married Georgina Thomson,...

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The Pleasures of Memory, Part II

Sarah Winter.

in The Pleasures of Memory

June 2011; p ublished online January 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (19th Century). 20862 words.

This chapter begins by investigating Dickens's creation of narrative plots around the functions of the associative memory in Sketches by Boz and Nicholas Nickleby. Focusing in turn on Olive...

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Dickens and the Traffic of Accidents

Paul Fyfe.

in By Accident or Design

April 2015; p ublished online May 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (19th Century); Literary Theory and Cultural Studies. 14697 words.

In the 1830s, London’s streets saw the influx of horse-drawn omnibuses and cabs which caused all manner of accidents in their competitive scramble. In the guise of ‘Boz’, Charles Dickens...

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Public and private

Jenny Hartley.

in Charles Dickens: A Very Short Introduction

February 2019; p ublished online February 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Biographical Studies; Literature; Literary Studies (19th Century). 6194 words.

Charles Dickens was born in Portsmouth in February 1812. ‘Public and private’ describes his early childhood, his first jobs, and his move into writing. His father’s imprisonment for debt...

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