Sketches by Boz, version 2

Charles Dickens (1812 - 1870)

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.

Genre(s): Culture & Heritage Fiction, Short Stories, *Non-fiction

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 PREFACE - OUR PARISH CHAPTER I—THE BEADLE. THE PARISH ENGINE. THE SCHOOLMASTER Hamlet
00:13:27
Play 02 OUR PARISH CHAPTER II—THE CURATE. THE OLD LADY. THE HALF-PAY CAPTAIN Hamlet
00:14:56
Play 03 OUR PARISH CHAPTER III—THE FOUR SISTERS Hamlet
00:12:04
Play 04 OUR PARISH CHAPTER IV—THE ELECTION FOR BEADLE Hamlet
00:16:50
Play 05 OUR PARISH CHAPTER V—THE BROKER’S MAN Hamlet
00:20:50
Play 06 OUR PARISH CHAPTER VI—THE LADIES’ SOCIETIES Hamlet
00:13:29
Play 07 OUR PARISH CHAPTER VII—OUR NEXT-DOOR NEIGHBOUR Hamlet
00:15:59
Play 08 SCENES CHAPTER I—THE STREETS—MORNING Hamlet
00:13:53
Play 09 SCENES CHAPTER II—THE STREETS—NIGHT Hamlet
00:13:50
Play 10 SCENES CHAPTER III—SHOPS AND THEIR TENANTS Hamlet
00:10:29
Play 11 SCENES CHAPTER IV—SCOTLAND-YARD Hamlet
00:11:10
Play 12 SCENES CHAPTER V—SEVEN DIALS Hamlet
00:10:42
Play 13 SCENES CHAPTER VI—MEDITATIONS IN MONMOUTH-STREET Hamlet
00:16:13
Play 14 SCENES CHAPTER VII—HACKNEY-COACH STANDS Hamlet
00:10:46
Play 15 SCENES CHAPTER VIII—DOCTORS’ COMMONS Hamlet
00:14:07
Play 16 SCENES CHAPTER IX—LONDON RECREATIONS Hamlet
00:12:39
Play 17 SCENES CHAPTER X—THE RIVER Hamlet
00:15:32
Play 18 SCENES CHAPTER XI—ASTLEY’S Hamlet
00:16:33
Play 19 SCENES CHAPTER XII—GREENWICH FAIR Hamlet
00:19:33
Play 20 SCENES CHAPTER XIII—PRIVATE THEATRES Hamlet
00:16:16
Play 21 SCENES CHAPTER XIV—VAUXHALL-GARDENS BY DAY Hamlet
00:12:40
Play 22 SCENES CHAPTER XV—EARLY COACHES Hamlet
00:13:06
Play 23 SCENES CHAPTER XVI—OMNIBUSES Hamlet
00:10:12
Play 24 SCENES CHAPTER XVII—THE LAST CAB-DRIVER, AND THE FIRST OMNIBUS CAD Hamlet
00:22:55
Play 25 SCENES CHAPTER XVIII—A PARLIAMENTARY SKETCH Hamlet
00:27:26
Play 26 SCENES CHAPTER XIX—PUBLIC DINNERS Hamlet
00:14:43
Play 27 SCENES CHAPTER XX—THE FIRST OF MAY Hamlet
00:18:40
Play 28 SCENES CHAPTER XXI—BROKERS’ AND MARINE-STORE SHOPS Hamlet
00:11:07
Play 29 SCENES CHAPTER XXII—GIN-SHOPS Hamlet
00:13:20
Play 30 SCENES CHAPTER XXIII—THE PAWNBROKER’S SHOP Hamlet
00:17:51
Play 31 SCENES CHAPTER XXIV—CRIMINAL COURTS Hamlet
00:10:26
Play 32 SCENES CHAPTER XXV—A VISIT TO NEWGATE Hamlet
00:34:06
Play 33 CHARACTERS CHAPTER I—THOUGHTS ABOUT PEOPLE Hamlet
00:13:33
Play 34 CHARACTERS CHAPTER II—A CHRISTMAS DINNER Hamlet
00:12:17
Play 35 CHARACTERS CHAPTER III—THE NEW YEAR Hamlet
00:12:32
Play 36 CHARACTERS CHAPTER IV—MISS EVANS AND THE EAGLE Hamlet
00:11:00
Play 37 CHARACTERS CHAPTER V—THE PARLOUR ORATOR Hamlet
00:12:25
Play 38 CHARACTERS CHAPTER VI—THE HOSPITAL PATIENT Hamlet
00:09:38
Play 39 CHARACTERS CHAPTER VII—THE MISPLACED ATTACHMENT OF MR. JOHN DOUNCE Hamlet
00:14:17
Play 40 CHARACTERS CHAPTER VIII—THE MISTAKEN MILLINER. A TALE OF AMBITION Hamlet
00:14:35
Play 41 CHARACTERS CHAPTER IX—THE DANCING ACADEMY Hamlet
00:14:01
Play 42 CHARACTERS CHAPTER X—SHABBY-GENTEEL PEOPLE Hamlet
00:10:03
Play 43 CHARACTERS CHAPTER XI—MAKING A NIGHT OF IT Hamlet
00:13:46
Play 44 CHARACTERS CHAPTER XII—THE PRISONERS’ VAN Hamlet
00:07:19
Play 45 TALES CHAPTER I—THE BOARDING-HOUSE - CHAPTER I Hamlet
00:39:10
Play 46 TALES CHAPTER I—THE BOARDING-HOUSE - CHAPTER THE SECOND Hamlet
00:45:56
Play 47 TALES CHAPTER II—MR. MINNS AND HIS COUSIN Hamlet
00:23:57
Play 48 TALES CHAPTER III—SENTIMENT Hamlet
00:27:32
Play 49 TALES CHAPTER IV—THE TUGGSES AT RAMSGATE Hamlet
00:45:59
Play 50 TALES CHAPTER V—HORATIO SPARKINS Hamlet
00:35:58
Play 51 TALES CHAPTER VI—THE BLACK VEIL Hamlet
00:26:13
Play 52 TALES CHAPTER VII—THE STEAM EXCURSION Hamlet
00:49:00
Play 53 TALES CHAPTER VIII—THE GREAT WINGLEBURY DUEL Hamlet
00:39:01
Play 54 TALES CHAPTER IX—MRS. JOSEPH PORTER Hamlet
00:23:05
Play 55 TALES CHAPTER X—A PASSAGE IN THE LIFE OF MR. WATKINS TOTTLE - CHAPTER THE FIRST Hamlet
00:33:59
Play 56 TALES CHAPTER X—A PASSAGE IN THE LIFE OF MR. WATKINS TOTTLE - CHAPTER THE SECOND Hamlet
00:49:30
Play 57 TALES CHAPTER XI—THE BLOOMSBURY CHRISTENING Hamlet
00:37:28
Play 58 TALES CHAPTER XII—THE DRUNKARD’S DEATH Hamlet
00:28:14