08/02/2023

Dickens /Minor /Sketches of Young Gentlemen

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Sketches of Young Gentlemen – 1838 – a series of sketches



The success of Edward Caswall’s 1837 Sketches of Young Ladies prompted the young Dickens to write two companion pieces, which also paint satirical portraits of early Victorian character-types. This takes a look at the male of the species.
THE STORY;
The chapter headings make clear what is contained in this story, it purports to outline various types of youmg gentleman so that young ladies can better understand them.

The types descibed are:
– 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
– The Poetical Young Gentleman
– The ‘Throwing-off’ Young Gentleman
– The Young Ladies’ Young Gentleman

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