LoveReading

Becoming a member of the LoveReading community is free.

No catches, no fine print just unadulterated book loving, with your favourite books saved to your own digital bookshelf.

New members get entered into our monthly draw to win £100 to spend in your local bookshop Plus lots lots more…

Find out more

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

by Charles Dickens

eBooks of the Month Modern and Contemporary Fiction

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

Following the phenomenal popularity of Sketches by Boz and The Pickwick Papers, Dickens produced two short volumes of Sketches of Young Gentlemen and Young Couples, in response to the appearance of Sketches of Young Ladies by 'Quiz'. Each volume purports to dissect the characteristics of familiar types such as 'The Bashful Young Gentleman', 'The Literary Young Lady', and 'The Couple who Coddle themselves'. Whimsical, satirical, witty and exuberant, the sketches ridicule the behaviour of their subjects with perfect comic effect, rendering Mr Whiffler, Mrs Chopper and their companions instantly recognizable. They offer intriguing glimpses of courtship rituals and relations between the sexes at the outset of the Victorian era, and fascinating evidence of a writer learning his craft and refining his style. This edition includes the original illustrations by Phiz, and an introduction that examines the appeal of the sketch, a literary genre in which Dickens excelled throughout his career.

Win a Brilliant Orenda Book Bundle!

Win a Brilliant Orenda Book Bundle!

Closing date: 30/06/2021

We're teaming up once again with Orenda to offer another brilliant book giveaway! This book bundle will include some of their latest releases from April to June. A fantastic opportunity to stock your bookshelves. The titles up for grabs are: The Source be Sarah Sultoon - Published 15th April Facets of Death by Michael Stanley - Published 29th April The Assistant by Kjell Ola Dahl - Published 13th May This is How We Are Human by Louise Beech - Published 10th June Everything Happens for a Reason by Katie Allen - Published 10th June One Last Time by Helga Flatland - Published 24th June This draw is open only for UK residents currently in the UK and is free to enter, multiple entries from the same email address will only be counted once. The draw closes on 30th June 2021. Please ensure that the details you use to enter the competition will be correct at the time the competition ends. The winners will be notified as soon as possible.

Enter Now

Sketches of Young Gentlemen and Young Couples With Sketches of Young Ladies by Edward Caswall Press Reviews

'I've loved reading the Sketches - a delicious and illuminating part of the vast hidden forest of unknown Dickens, enchanting and surprising, and beautifully introduced by Dr Schlicke. Simon Callow, CBE The young Dickens at his most playful, writing anonymously and slyly observant of the manners and morals of the 1830s, when he was himself a young gentleman and one member of a young couple. Paul Schlicke's delightful edition includes the original Phiz illustrations. Claire Tomalin So little known they qualify as new Dickens , and as hugely enjoyable socio-economic writing from his most exuberant phase. Paul Schlicke is to be thanked for bringing them to our attention in his handsomely embellished volume. John Sutherland, Emeritus Lord Nortcliffe Professor, UCL A little gem.' Editor's Picks, The Bookseller

If you loved this, you might like these...

The Motion of the Body Through Space
Bitterhall A Novel
Sharks in the Time of Saviours
Unsettled Ground

All versions of this book

ISBN: 9780199603282
Publication date: 10/11/2011
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780199603282
Publication date: 10th November 2011
Author: Charles Dickens
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 256 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites, Modern and Contemporary Fiction,
Categories: Classic fiction (pre c 1945), Short stories,

About Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens was born in Landport, Hampshire, during the new industrial age, which gave birth to theories of Karl Marx. Dickens's father was a clerk in the navy pay office. He was well paid but often ended in financial troubles. In 1814 Dickens moved to London, and then to Chatham, where he received some education. The schoolmaster William Giles gave special attention to Dickens, who made rapid progress. In 1824, at the age of 12, Dickens was sent to work for some months at a blacking factory, Hungerford Market, London, while his father John was in Marshalea debtor's prison. "My father and mother ...

More About Charles Dickens

More Books By Charles Dickens

Cover for Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
Cover for A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
Cover for A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
View All Books By Charles Dickens

Share this book