Charles Dickens saw his fictional work in print for the first time in 1833 when he was only 21. It was a story called "Mr Minns and his Cousin" and was published in the Morning Chronicle. He wrote more tales and sketches for newspapers and magazines, which were collected and published in book form in two series in 1836 as Sketches by Boz. Here are nine of them: "Horatio Sparkins", "Mr. Minns and His Cousin", "The Great Winglebury Duel", "Mrs. Joseph Porter", "The Bloomsbury Christening", "Miss Evans and the Eagle", "Sentiment", "Thoughts About People", and "Shabby-genteel People".
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