Sketches of Young Gentlemen and Young Couples: With Sketches of Young Ladies by Edward Caswall

Sketches of Young Gentlemen and Young Couples: With Sketches of Young Ladies by Edward Caswall

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Sketches of Young Gentlemen and Young Couples: With Sketches of Young Ladies by Edward Caswall by Charles Dickens, Paul Schlicke

Praised by acclaimed biographer Claire Tomalin as "young Dickens at his most playful," this delightful volume showcases two collections of little-known sketches by Dickens, charmingly illustrated by Phiz. Whimsical, satirical, witty and exuberant, the sketches ridicule the behavior of their subjects with perfect comic effect, offering fascinating evidence of a writer learning his craft and refining his style. In his Introduction, Dickens scholar Paul Schlicke discusses the popularity of the sketch mode, and the special qualities of these examples. This unique edition includes Edward Caswall's Sketches of Young Ladies, whose success prompted Dickens to write his own sketches.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780199603282
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 03/01/2012
Series: Oxford World's Classics Series
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 972,970
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Paul Schlicke is Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Aberdeen.

Date of Birth:

February 7, 1812

Date of Death:

June 18, 1870

Place of Birth:

Portsmouth, England

Place of Death:

Gad's Hill, Kent, England

Education:

Home-schooling; attended Dame School at Chatham briefly and Wellington

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