Apart from a silly 200th birthday, a clue to why Boz matters is how well he fleshes out our capitalist world.
The ever gay and lively Boz, always in spirits, called up many a happy scene, and gave the pen a certain airiness and nimbleness.
These were published as fast as they were written, over the pen name of "Boz."
To me these epistles are good as fresh "Uncommercials," or unpublished "Sketches by Boz."
"Boz" had been earlier, and has been always, popular in France.
While Bambo hobbled off to the neighbouring fishing village, where there was a small harbour, we accompanied Uncle Boz home.
Now Boz and the Sketches have receded and are little thought of.
No one was such a thorough “Pressman” as was “Boz,” or threw himself with such ardour into his profession.
Boz and Pickwick go far better together than do Pickwick and Dickens.
She told a great deal of Boz and his life at home, giving a delightful picture of his ordinary day.
exclamation, 1590s, apparently a substitute for devil; probably altered from Dickon, nickname for Richard and source of the surnames Dickens and Dickenson, but exact derivation and meaning are unknown.
The devil; a devilish person: felt like the dickens/ let the dickens out on Halloween