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on 13 December 2017
I have always regarded the Sketches as an apprentice work, and thinking so never read it. Now I have sampled a proportion of the book my opinion has not changed. But it is still a remarkable achievement for a young writer. It's structure is odd, but all the elements of the nature Dickens are there: multifarious characters, knowledge of London, humour, a jaundiced view of lawyers - and some parts which are worthy of the mature author. Well worth dipping into even if only for social history!
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on 19 September 2008
such a clever funny book..it isn't a "novel" as such, more like a collection of observations from Dickens London - of people and places which are v funny and clever, the illustrations also being a joy.
The last section is called "tales" and is a bunch of extremely entertaining short stories which you will love i would pretty much bet on..he is the master of this kind of thing...just the thing for this time of year and a hot cup of tea
Bravo
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on 28 July 2017
Normally I love Dickens so just a one off dislike.
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on 28 February 2017
Terrible edition, needlessly huge and numerous errors in printing - chapter headings not properly formatted, paragraphs randomly repeated. At £16.75 for a book that has been out since 1836 such errors are inexcusable.
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on 28 February 2013
The bargain of the year. Much better than a paperback book, this hardbook book looked aged - but that is just how it shoud look (ie not too modern). Excellent value for money. In future I will look out for their books in preference to other sellers as their policy is such a good idea.
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on 28 June 2017
very good condition; priced reasonably
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on 21 April 2016
excellent but 'content' page probably torn out
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on 15 November 2014
An insight into the time of Dickens, a great classic read
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on 8 August 2014
Another interesting book by the late Charles Dickens with all the original sketches.
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on 19 October 2014
very funny
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