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Sketches Of Young Ladies, Young Gentlemen And Young Couples

Charles Dickens. Hablot "Phiz" Knight Browne, illus.
Item #: D80290
Pages/Publication Date: 215 / 2015
Publisher: Alma Classics
ISBN: 9781847494917
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When the publishers of the Pickwick Papers, Chapman & Hall, brought out the anonymous, acerbically witty "Sketches of Young Ladies" in 1837, their resounding success prompted the 26-year old Dickens to write, the following year, a companion piece, "Sketches of Young Gentlemen," followed two years later (to coincide with the engagement of Princess Victoria and Prince Albert) by the "Sketches of Young Couples." First published in a single volume in 1843 with original engravings by Phiz—included in this edition—these satirical portraits not only reveal the dazzling brilliance of young Dickens's genius, they also offer a humorous glimpse into Victorian mores and attitudes.

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