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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Penguin Classics
Publication date May 1, 1996
Pages 635
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780140433456
ISBN-10 0140433457
Dimensions 1.25 by 5.25 by 8 in.
Weight 0.90 lbs.
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $20.00
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Charles Dickens's first book, complete with all the pathos and comic invention of his later masterpieces

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 the London he knew so intimately at its best and worst - its streets, theatres, inns, pawnshops, law courts, prisons, omnibuses and the river Thames - in honest and visionary descriptions of everyday life and people. Through pen portraits that often anticipate characters from his great novels, we see the condemned man in his prison cell, garrulous matrons, vulgar young clerks and Scrooge-like bachelors, while Dickens's powers for social critique are never far from the surface, in unflinching depictions of the vast metropolis's forgotten citizens, from child workers to prostitutes. A startling mixture of humour and pathos, these Sketches reveal London as wonderful terrain for an extraordinary young writer. In his introduction, Dennis Walder discusses Dickens's social commentary, his view of London and his imaginative mixing of genres, and places the Sketches in the tradition of eighteenth and nineteenth-century reportage. This edition also includes the original illustrations by George Cruickshank, a chronology, further reading, appendices and notes. 

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Editions
Hardcover
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With Charles Dickens | from Wildside Pr (April 30, 2008)
9781434467393 | details & prices | 488 pages | 5.50 × 8.50 × 1.25 in. | 1.60 lbs | List price $45.00
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About: Collected sketches, scenes, and short stories by Charles Dickens.
from Indypublish.Com (December 31, 2004)
9781414224435 | details & prices | 660 pages | 6.50 × 9.50 × 2.00 in. | 2.50 lbs | List price $28.99
About: This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality.
from Indypublish.Com (November 1, 2002)
9781404332966 | details & prices | 6.00 × 9.25 × 1.75 in. | 2.55 lbs | List price $31.99
About: Charles Dickens's first book, complete with all the pathos and comic invention of his later masterpieces Published under the pen-name 'Boz', Charles Dickens's first book Sketches by Boz (1836) heralded an exciting new voice in English literature.
from J M Dent & Sons Ltd (June 1, 1968)
9780460002370 | details & prices | List price $5.00
About: 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.
Paperback
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With Charles Dickens | from Createspace Independent Pub (October 14, 2015)
9781518606212 | details & prices | 660 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 1.49 in. | List price $39.99
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With Charles Dickens | from Createspace Independent Pub (September 28, 2015)
9781517552923 | details & prices | 408 pages | 8.50 × 11.00 × 0.92 in. | List price $15.95
This edition also contains Sketches by Boz
About: 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 published as a book in 1836, with illustrations by George Cruikshank.
With Charles Dickens | from Createspace Independent Pub (August 5, 2015)
9781515361756 | details & prices | 260 pages | 8.50 × 11.00 × 0.59 in. | List price $10.99
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About: Sketches by Boz is a collection of short pieces published by Charles Dickens in 1836.
With Charles Dickens | from Createspace Independent Pub (March 4, 2015)
9781497534339 | details & prices | 456 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 1.03 in. | List price $19.99
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With Charles Dickens | from Createspace Independent Pub (April 22, 2013)
9781484179024 | details & prices | 546 pages | 8.50 × 11.00 × 1.23 in. | List price $19.00
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With Charles Dickens | from Createspace Independent Pub (February 10, 2013)
9781482510591 | details & prices | 648 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 1.46 in. | List price $24.99
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With Charles Dickens | from Digireads.Com (January 30, 2011)
9781420940565 | details & prices | 403 pages | 6.00 × 8.75 × 1.00 in. | 1.35 lbs | List price $15.99
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About: Charles Dickens (1812-1870) was an English short story writer, dramatist, essayist, and the most popular novelist to come from the Victorian era.
With Charles Dickens | from Cambridge Scholars Pub (November 1, 2008)
9781847189097 | details & prices | 274 pages | List price $13.95
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About: The Sketches by Boz first made Dickens' reputation as a literary writer building on his career as a journalist.
With Charles Dickens | from Cambridge Scholars Pub (November 1, 2008)
9781847189080 | details & prices | 324 pages | List price $13.95
This edition also contains Sketches by Boz
About: The Sketches by Boz first made Dickens' reputation as a literary writer building on his career as a journalist.
With Charles Dickens | from Wildside Pr (April 30, 2008)
9781434467386 | details & prices | 488 pages | List price $29.95
This edition also contains Sketches by Boz
About: Collected sketches, scenes, and short stories by Charles Dickens.
With Charles Dickens | from Book Jungle (March 31, 2008)
9781605972770 | details & prices | 664 pages | 7.50 × 9.50 × 1.50 in. | 2.55 lbs | List price $19.45
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About: Dickens is considered to be one of the greatest writers.
from Read Books (January 31, 2006)
9781406791594 | details & prices | 632 pages | List price $27.99
About: Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive.
from Dodo Pr (September 30, 2005)
9781905432974 | details & prices | 712 pages | List price $33.99
About: Large format paper back for easy reading.
from Quiet Vision Pub (December 31, 2004)
9781576467213 | details & prices | 384 pages | 5.25 × 7.75 × 1.25 in. | 1.05 lbs | List price $15.95
About: Charles John Huffam Dickens was an English writer and social critic.
from Kessinger Pub Co (June 30, 2004)
9781419147586 | details & prices | 656 pages | List price $48.95
About: This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original.
from Indypublish.Com (December 1, 2003)
9781414210568 | details & prices | 660 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 1.50 in. | 2.20 lbs | List price $22.99
About: 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.
from Indypublish.Com (November 1, 2002)
9781404332973 | details & prices | List price $26.99
About: 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 published as a book in 1836, with illustrations by George Cruikshank.
The price comparison is for this edition
With Dennis Walder, George Cruikshank (other contributor) | Reprint edition from Penguin Classics (May 1, 1996)
9780140433456 | details & prices | 635 pages | 5.25 × 8.00 × 1.25 in. | 0.90 lbs | List price $20.00
About: Charles Dickens's first book, complete with all the pathos and comic invention of his later masterpieces Published under the pen-name 'Boz', Charles Dickens's first book Sketches by Boz (1836) heralded an exciting new voice in English literature.
from Heinemann (April 1, 1991)
9780749308698 | details & prices | List price $5.50
About: A collection of Dickens's articles and occasional writings which offer an atmospheric rendering of everyday life in Victorian London.
CD/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9781860150739
 
With Charles Dickens | Unabridged edition from Assembled Stories (May 30, 2009)
9781860150791 | details & prices | List price $89.95
This edition also contains Sketches by Boz
With Charles Dickens, Charles Joyce (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Assembled Stories (May 30, 2009)
9781860150739 | details & prices | 6.25 × 5.25 × 1.00 in. | 0.60 lbs | List price $89.95
This edition also contains Sketches by Boz
About: This is a collection of reportage, observation, notes and fiction centred on the city of London and its people.

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