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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (385 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Charles Dickens Narrator: Peter Joyce Publisher: Assembled Stories Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Charles Dickens started his literary career as a journalist reporting for 'The Morning Chronicle,' a profession which encouraged his observing eye. This collection of essays and short stories was first published in that journal and anticipates, and frequently demonstrates, the genius that was to come.

The Sketches 'Illustrative of Everyday Life and Everyday People' are a valuable documentary account of existence in the great metropolis during the early part of the nineteenth century and exhibit to the full the waspish wit, joie de vivre and compassion, for which the author was known.

From the humorous gossip of 'The Curate' to the informative 'Scotland Yard' and on to a campaigning descriptive piece about Newgate Prison, Dickens takes us on a rewarding journey across our capital city, enlivened by the quirks and foibles of its inhabitants.

This is the first of several volumes of Dickens' journalistic writing to be published in audio format by Assembled Stories. We are sure you will enjoy them.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Michael Shilling | 1/18/2014

    " It's taken me a while to learn how to read Dickens and get down with his rhythm (I'm still learning). I love his descriptions of every . . . little . . . thing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Christopher Sutch | 1/16/2014

    " This is a collection of the newspaper columns that first made Dickens a celebrity in the 1830s. There's a lot of very interesting (and satirically funny) observations of London life at the times, as well as some first tentative tries a storytellling. Worth a read for people interested in the era. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by David Sam | 1/15/2014

    " In these early works you can find hints of Dickens' later novels, characters, and themes. The wry humor is also reminiscent of Twain with a British rather than American dialect. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by astrangerhere | 12/30/2013

    " I found myself much less engaged by the sketches as I do a normal Dicken's plot. The lack of a named character to really grasp hold of and follow through a narrative was lacking for me. "

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