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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 (1934-2017)

Scenes 18: A Parliamentary Sketch

27:55

Read by Andy Minter (1934-2017)

Scenes 19: Public Dinners

14:47

Read by Andy Minter (1934-2017)

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 (1948-2019)

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

Bewertungen

What a joy these are!

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Thanks, wonderful LibriVox, for another absorbing read. The readers easily put their hearts into it. Please be assured it is appreciated! These are to come back to again and again, like my favorite Twain essays.

Boz

(5 Sterne)

I love Mr Barnes reading voice! He sounds like a professional. Hope to hear more of him.