Sketches by Boz: Illustrative of Every-Day Life and Every-Day People


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Sketches by Boz is a collection of short pieces published by Charles Dickens in 1836 accompanied by illustrations by George Cruikshank. It consists of 56 passages divided into four sections: "Our Parish", "Scenes", "Characters", and "Tales". Of these, only the last contains fiction. (Summary by Wikipedia)

(21 hr 57 min)

Chapters

Our Parish 1: The Beadle, the Parish Engine, the Schoolmaster 15:13 Read by David Barnes
Our Parish 2: The Curate, the Old Lady, the Half-Pay Captain 16:45 Read by Peter Yearsley
Our Parish 3: The Four Sisters 13:21 Read by Peter Yearsley
Our Parish 4: The Election for Beadle 28:31 Read by Martin Geeson
Our Parish 5: The Broker's Man 23:26 Read by Ellis Christoff
Our Parish 6: The Ladies' Societies 15:38 Read by Peter Yearsley
Our Parish 7: Our Next-Door Neighbor 16:55 Read by Peter Yearsley
Scenes 1: The Streets, Morning 13:46 Read by Peter Yearsley
Scenes 2: The Streets, Night 13:46 Read by Peter Yearsley
Scenes 3: Shops and Their Tenants 18:18 Read by Martin Geeson
Scenes 4: Scotland-Yard 18:50 Read by Martin Geeson
Scenes 5: Seven Dials 11:55 Read by Peter Yearsley
Scenes 6: Meditations in Monmouth-Street 18:28 Read by hefyd
Scenes 7: Hackney-Coach Stands 10:52 Read by nihilist00
Scenes 8: Doctors' Commons 15:05 Read by hefyd
Scenes 9: London Recreations 13:41 Read by Eddie Winter
Scenes 10: The River 17:15 Read by Eddie Winter
Scenes 11: Astley's 17:41 Read by Eddie Winter
Scenes 12: Greenwich Fair 20:38 Read by Philippa
Scenes 13: Private Theatres 16:19 Read by Philippa
Scenes 14: Vauxhall-Gardens, by Day 13:20 Read by nihilist00
Scenes 15: Early Coaches 11:49 Read by Chris Hughes
Scenes 16: Omnibuses 10:23 Read by nihilist00
Scenes 17: The Last Driver & the First Omnibus Cad 24:50 Read by Andy Minter
Scenes 18: A Parliamentary Sketch 27:55 Read by Andy Minter
Scenes 19: Public Dinners 14:47 Read by Andy Minter
Scenes 20: The First of May 23:49 Read by Ruth Golding
Scenes 21: Brokers' and Marine Store Shops 14:23 Read by miette
Scenes 22: Gin Shops 16:12 Read by miette
Scenes 23: Pawnbrokers' Shops 21:54 Read by miette
Scenes 24: Criminal Courts 11:46 Read by hefyd
Scenes 25: A Visit to Newgate 35:03 Read by MorganScorpion
Characters 1: Thoughts about People 12:38 Read by Justin Brett
Characters 2: A Christmas Dinner 15:08 Read by Ruth Golding
Characters 3: The New Year 15:49 Read by Ruth Golding
Characters 4: Miss Evans and the Eagle 12:55 Read by ravenotation
Characters 5: The Parlour Orator 14:33 Read by ravenotation
Characters 6: The Hospital Patient 11:00 Read by ravenotation
Characters 7: The Misplaced Attachment 15:43 Read by Tim Bulkeley
Characters 8: The Mistaken Milliner 19:42 Read by Ruth Golding
Characters 9: The Dancing Academy 15:17 Read by MorganScorpion
Characters 10: Shabby-Genteel People 10:37 Read by MorganScorpion
Characters 11: Making a Night of It 22:14 Read by Martin Geeson
Characters 12: The Prisoners' Van 7:36 Read by MorganScorpion
Tales 1: The Boarding House, Part 1 38:09 Read by meyerli
Tales 1: The Boarding House, Part 2 48:44 Read by David Lazarus
Tales 2: Mr. Minns and His Cousin 28:04 Read by Ken Theriot
Tales 3: Sentiment 28:10 Read by Martin Clifton
Tales 4: The Tuggses at Ramsgate 1:00:01 Read by Ruth Golding
Tales 5: Horatio Sparkins 47:38 Read by Ruth Golding
Tales 6: The Black Veil 27:48 Read by Simon Evers
Tales 7: The Steam Excursion 1:04:22 Read by Ruth Golding
Tales 8: The Great Winglebury Duel 50:44 Read by Ruth Golding
Tales 9: Mrs. Joseph Porter 28:37 Read by Alison Aird
Tales 10: Mrs. Watkins Tottle, Part 1 32:01 Read by David Lazarus
Tales 10: Mrs. Watkins Tottle, Part 2a 41:03 Read by David Lazarus
Tales 10: Mrs. Watkins Tottle, Part 2b 14:38 Read by David Lazarus
Tales 11: The Bloomsbury Christening 36:32 Read by nihilist00
Tales 12: The Drunkard's Death 35:25 Read by Nicholas James Bridgewater

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