"Two rollicking tales of scoundrels and ne er-do-wells from the Sketches by Boz that launched Dickens' career."
The first story The Great Winglebury Duel was definitely my favourite out of the two, a story about mistaken identity. I loved the humour that Dickens brought to this story which wasn't something I was expecting but it made it all the more enjoyable. The Steam Excursion was a bit dull I have to admit and I guess I was expecting these to both be dull, and so at least I was right with this one. I couldn't get into it as much as I did with the first story, and no doubt I'll feel the same when I work my way through Dickens' notable works. Overall, having not read any other Dickens before I'm excited to get stuck into some more Dickens and I'm glad I begun with these two short stories to give me a taster of Dickens' style of writing and witty humour.