Sketches by Boz, version 2


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A collection of early writings of Charles Dickens under his early pseudonym, "Boz." They first appeared in various publications from 1833 to 1836. Divided into four sections, "Our Parish," "Scenes," "Characters," and "Tales." The first three sections are descriptions of various people and places, and the final section contains fictional short stories. (19 hr 6 min)

Chapters

PREFACE - OUR PARISH CHAPTER I—THE BEADLE. THE PARISH ENGINE. THE SCHOOLMASTER 13:27 Read by Hamlet
OUR PARISH CHAPTER II—THE CURATE. THE OLD LADY. THE HALF-PAY CAPTAIN 14:56 Read by Hamlet
OUR PARISH CHAPTER III—THE FOUR SISTERS 12:04 Read by Hamlet
OUR PARISH CHAPTER IV—THE ELECTION FOR BEADLE 16:50 Read by Hamlet
OUR PARISH CHAPTER V—THE BROKER’S MAN 20:50 Read by Hamlet
OUR PARISH CHAPTER VI—THE LADIES’ SOCIETIES 13:29 Read by Hamlet
OUR PARISH CHAPTER VII—OUR NEXT-DOOR NEIGHBOUR 15:59 Read by Hamlet
SCENES CHAPTER I—THE STREETS—MORNING 13:53 Read by Hamlet
SCENES CHAPTER II—THE STREETS—NIGHT 13:50 Read by Hamlet
SCENES CHAPTER III—SHOPS AND THEIR TENANTS 10:29 Read by Hamlet
SCENES CHAPTER IV—SCOTLAND-YARD 11:10 Read by Hamlet
SCENES CHAPTER V—SEVEN DIALS 10:42 Read by Hamlet
SCENES CHAPTER VI—MEDITATIONS IN MONMOUTH-STREET 16:13 Read by Hamlet
SCENES CHAPTER VII—HACKNEY-COACH STANDS 10:46 Read by Hamlet
SCENES CHAPTER VIII—DOCTORS’ COMMONS 14:07 Read by Hamlet
SCENES CHAPTER IX—LONDON RECREATIONS 12:39 Read by Hamlet
SCENES CHAPTER X—THE RIVER 15:32 Read by Hamlet
SCENES CHAPTER XI—ASTLEY’S 16:33 Read by Hamlet
SCENES CHAPTER XII—GREENWICH FAIR 19:33 Read by Hamlet
SCENES CHAPTER XIII—PRIVATE THEATRES 16:16 Read by Hamlet
SCENES CHAPTER XIV—VAUXHALL-GARDENS BY DAY 12:40 Read by Hamlet
SCENES CHAPTER XV—EARLY COACHES 13:06 Read by Hamlet
SCENES CHAPTER XVI—OMNIBUSES 10:12 Read by Hamlet
SCENES CHAPTER XVII—THE LAST CAB-DRIVER, AND THE FIRST OMNIBUS CAD 22:55 Read by Hamlet
SCENES CHAPTER XVIII—A PARLIAMENTARY SKETCH 27:26 Read by Hamlet
SCENES CHAPTER XIX—PUBLIC DINNERS 14:43 Read by Hamlet
SCENES CHAPTER XX—THE FIRST OF MAY 18:40 Read by Hamlet
SCENES CHAPTER XXI—BROKERS’ AND MARINE-STORE SHOPS 11:07 Read by Hamlet
SCENES CHAPTER XXII—GIN-SHOPS 13:20 Read by Hamlet
SCENES CHAPTER XXIII—THE PAWNBROKER’S SHOP 17:51 Read by Hamlet
SCENES CHAPTER XXIV—CRIMINAL COURTS 10:26 Read by Hamlet
SCENES CHAPTER XXV—A VISIT TO NEWGATE 34:06 Read by Hamlet
CHARACTERS CHAPTER I—THOUGHTS ABOUT PEOPLE 13:33 Read by Hamlet
CHARACTERS CHAPTER II—A CHRISTMAS DINNER 12:17 Read by Hamlet
CHARACTERS CHAPTER III—THE NEW YEAR 12:32 Read by Hamlet
CHARACTERS CHAPTER IV—MISS EVANS AND THE EAGLE 11:00 Read by Hamlet
CHARACTERS CHAPTER V—THE PARLOUR ORATOR 12:25 Read by Hamlet
CHARACTERS CHAPTER VI—THE HOSPITAL PATIENT 9:38 Read by Hamlet
CHARACTERS CHAPTER VII—THE MISPLACED ATTACHMENT OF MR. JOHN DOUNCE 14:17 Read by Hamlet
CHARACTERS CHAPTER VIII—THE MISTAKEN MILLINER. A TALE OF AMBITION 14:35 Read by Hamlet
CHARACTERS CHAPTER IX—THE DANCING ACADEMY 14:01 Read by Hamlet
CHARACTERS CHAPTER X—SHABBY-GENTEEL PEOPLE 10:03 Read by Hamlet
CHARACTERS CHAPTER XI—MAKING A NIGHT OF IT 13:46 Read by Hamlet
CHARACTERS CHAPTER XII—THE PRISONERS’ VAN 7:19 Read by Hamlet
TALES CHAPTER I—THE BOARDING-HOUSE - CHAPTER I 39:10 Read by Hamlet
TALES CHAPTER I—THE BOARDING-HOUSE - CHAPTER THE SECOND 45:56 Read by Hamlet
TALES CHAPTER II—MR. MINNS AND HIS COUSIN 23:57 Read by Hamlet
TALES CHAPTER III—SENTIMENT 27:32 Read by Hamlet
TALES CHAPTER IV—THE TUGGSES AT RAMSGATE 45:59 Read by Hamlet
TALES CHAPTER V—HORATIO SPARKINS 35:58 Read by Hamlet
TALES CHAPTER VI—THE BLACK VEIL 26:13 Read by Hamlet
TALES CHAPTER VII—THE STEAM EXCURSION 49:00 Read by Hamlet
TALES CHAPTER VIII—THE GREAT WINGLEBURY DUEL 39:01 Read by Hamlet
TALES CHAPTER IX—MRS. JOSEPH PORTER 23:05 Read by Hamlet
TALES CHAPTER X—A PASSAGE IN THE LIFE OF MR. WATKINS TOTTLE - CHAPTER THE FIRST 33:59 Read by Hamlet
TALES CHAPTER X—A PASSAGE IN THE LIFE OF MR. WATKINS TOTTLE - CHAPTER THE SECOND 49:30 Read by Hamlet
TALES CHAPTER XI—THE BLOOMSBURY CHRISTENING 37:28 Read by Hamlet
TALES CHAPTER XII—THE DRUNKARD’S DEATH 28:14 Read by Hamlet