Sketches of Young Gentlemen by Charles Dickens
Author: Charles Dickens | Published: 1838
Sketches of Young Gentlemen Synopsis
Sketches of Young Gentlemen is a series of short sketches by Charles Dickens, first published in 1838. The sketches satirize the different types of gentlemen Dickens encountered in his youth. The sketches are full of humor and social commentary and offer a glimpse into the Victorian era.
Here is a summary of one of the individual sketches in Sketches of Young Gentlemen: "The Bashful Young Gentleman," The Out-and-out Young Gentleman," "The Very Friendly Young Gentleman," "The Military Young Gentleman," "The Political Young Gentleman," "The Domestic Young Gentleman," "The Censorious Young Gentleman," The Funny Young Gentleman," "The Theatrical Young Gentleman," and "The Poetical Young Gentleman."
Excerpt from Sketches of Young Gentlemen (From "The Bashful Young Gentleman")
We found ourself seated at a small dinner party the other day, opposite a stranger of such singular appearance and manner, that he irresistibly attracted our attention.
This was a fresh-coloured young gentleman, with as good a promise of light whisker as one might wish to see, and possessed of a very velvet-like, soft-looking countenance. We do not use the latter term invidiously, but merely to denote a pair of smooth, plump, highly-coloured cheeks of capacious dimensions, and a mouth rather remarkable for the fresh hue of the lips than for any marked or striking expression it presented.
About Charles Dickens
Charles Dickens is one of the most renowned authors in the English language. He wrote some of the most memorable novels ever published, including Great Expectations and A Tale of Two Cities. Born in Portsmouth, England, in 1812, Dickens's books were filled with characters from all walks of life - from street urchins to wealthy aristocrats- who portrayed life's harsh realities in Victorian England. He used humor to criticize British society’s flaws, such as poverty, injustice, and hypocrisy while highlighting its strengths. Find out more about Charles Dickens at sevenov.com.