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Charles Dickens and 'Boz'

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Prologue; 1. Christening Boz (1812-1834): The Journalism Sketches; 2. Characterizing Boz (1834-1837): Sketches by Boz; 3. Writing Boz (1836-1837): The Pickwick Papers; 4. Hiring Boz (1837-1839): Bentley's Miscellany and Oliver Twist; 5. Paying Boz (1838-1839): Nicholas Nickleby; 6. Rewriting Boz (1839-1841): Master Humphrey's Clock and The Old Curiosity Shop; 7. Unwriting Boz (1841): Master Humphrey's Clock and Barnaby Rudge; Bibliography; Index.

About the Author

Robert L. Patten is Lynette S. Autrey Professor in Humanities at Rice University.


'[A] fascinating, detailed study of the complex and revealing relationship between Dickens and Boz, his nom-de-plume - or more accurately, his alter ego - through the formative years of his career.' Morning Star 'Dense and thoughtful.' Literary Review 'Patten evinces a fascination for his subject matter that carries the reader through this extraordinarily intricate study.' Times Literary Supplement 'Patten's long labours in the archives of Dickens's publishing history bring a valuable new reading of Dickens's earliest work into the light.' Simon J. James, Modern Language Review '... a monumental study of a decidedly un-monumental figure, an at times moment-by-moment account of a writer living by his wits, improvising and inventing not just fiction but a new way of being an author ... Patten makes an impressively coherent case out of a story full of loose ends, changed minds and abandoned plans, as readers, publishers and critics sought to chain down the protean Boz.' Dickens Quarterly

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