Sketches by boz
Sketches by Boz is a collection of short pieces published by Charles Dickens in 1836. Dickens' career as a writer of fiction truly began with this collection in 1833, when he started writing humorous sketches for The Morning Chronicle, using the pen-name Boz. The first edition was accompanied by illustrations by George Cruikshank. The sketch Mr. Minns and his Cousin (originally titled A Dinner at Poplar Walk) was the first piece of fiction that Dickens ever had published. — Excerpted from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.