View Full Version : Charles Dickens's A Visit to Newgate

05-09-2005, 09:27 AM
hello everybody!

I would be grateful if you could give me a summary or an analysis for Dickens's A Visit to Newgate from Sketches by Boz

Thanks in a advance! :nod:

05-09-2005, 09:30 AM
i think you'll find more helpful stuff after the first page. yay google! :)

Here's the work itself:
if it seems daunting because of its small font, maybe you could put it into Microsoft Word and enlarge it.

05-09-2005, 09:47 AM
Thanks for your initiative.
I already have the work itself, but I guess you can feel when somebody is too tired to read the whole work. I thought it would be better to get an illustration for the work to get a main idea about it before reading it.

Thank you very much

05-09-2005, 10:10 AM
np; i've been up for 25 hours, so i hear you!

looked for more links...


http://www.lib.tjfsu.edu.cn/ymwx/about%20author/Charles%20Dickens's%20Journalistic%20Career.htm "His accounts of New York's Tombs prison and the Philadelphia penitentiary are especially powerful, recalling "A Visit to Newgate" in Sketches by Boz. In his account of touring the Tombs, Dickens applies the mordant wit of the satirist to his description of an exchange he had with a prison guard. The guard had explained that the boy in one cramped cell had been locked up for "safe keeping" because he was a witness in the upcoming trial of his father. Dickens asked if this was not hard treatment for the witness, and the guard replied: "Well, it ain't a very rowdy life, and that's a fact!"

i think google's got little to offer because it's part of a larger work, but amn't sure.

05-10-2005, 11:21 AM
It was nice of you to keep searching other sites, Thanks a bunch
I also appreciate your effort of giving such an explaination
yeah, google offers a little on that part of a larger part.

Again, Thanks a lot :)