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Sketches by Boz

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Sketches by Boz is a collection of short pieces published by Charles Dickens in 1836. Dickens' career as a writer of fiction truly began with this collection in 1833, when he started writing humorous sketches for the Monthly Chronicle, using the pen-name "Boz".

Contents

The contents of Sketches by Boz are:

  • Our parish
    • The beadle. The parish engine. The schoolmaster.
    • The curate. The old lady. The half-pay captain
    • The four sisters
    • The election for beadle
    • The broker's man
    • The ladies' societies
    • Our next-door neighbour
  • Scenes
    • The streets - morning
    • The streets - night
    • Shops and their tenants
    • Scotland Yard
    • Seven Dials
    • Meditations in Monmouth-Street
    • Hackney-coach stands
    • Doctors' commons
    • London recreations
    • The river
    • Astley's
    • Greenwich fair
    • Private theatres
    • Vauxhall gardens by day
    • Early coaches
    • Omnibuses
    • The last cab-driver, and the first omnibus cad
    • A parliamentary sketch
    • Public dinners
    • The first of may
    • Brokers' and marine-store shops
    • Gin-shops
    • The pawnbroker's shop
    • Criminal courts
    • A visit to Newgate
    • Thoughts about people
    • A Christmas dinner
    • The New Year
    • Miss Evans and the eagle
    • The parlour orator
    • The hospital patient
    • The misplaced attachment of Mr. John Dounce
    • The mistaken milliner. A tale of ambition
    • The dancing academy
    • Shabby-genteel people
    • Making a night of it
    • The prisoners' van
    • The boarding-house.
      • Chapter the second.
    • Mr. Minns and his cousin
    • Sentiment
    • The Tuggses at Ramsgate
    • Horatio Tparkins
    • The black veil
    • The steam excursion
    • The great Winglebury duel
    • Mrs. Joseph Porter
    • A passage in the life of Mr. Watkins Tottle
      • Chapter the first
      • Chapter the second
    • The Bloomsbury christening
    • The drunkard's death

External links

  • Full text (http://www.classicbookshelf.com/library/charles_dickens/sketches_by_boz/)
  • Sketches by Boz (http://www.charles-dickens.org/sketches-by-boz/) - in easy to read HTML format.

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