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

By Charles Dickens
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  • SKETCHES BY BOZ
  • PREFACE
  • OUR PARISH
    • CHAPTER I—THE BEADLE.  THE PARISH ENGINE.  THE SCHOOLMASTER
    • CHAPTER II—THE CURATE.  THE OLD LADY.  THE HALF-PAY CAPTAIN
    • CHAPTER III—THE FOUR SISTERS
    • CHAPTER IV—THE ELECTION FOR BEADLE
    • CHAPTER V—THE BROKER’S MAN
    • CHAPTER VI—THE LADIES’ SOCIETIES
    • CHAPTER VII—OUR NEXT-DOOR NEIGHBOUR
  • SCENES
    • CHAPTER I—THE STREETS—MORNING
    • CHAPTER II—THE STREETS—NIGHT
    • CHAPTER III—SHOPS AND THEIR TENANTS
    • CHAPTER IV—SCOTLAND-YARD
    • CHAPTER V—SEVEN DIALS
    • CHAPTER VI—MEDITATIONS IN MONMOUTH-STREET
    • CHAPTER VII—HACKNEY-COACH STANDS
    • CHAPTER VIII—DOCTORS’ COMMONS
    • CHAPTER IX—LONDON RECREATIONS
    • CHAPTER X—THE RIVER
    • CHAPTER XI—ASTLEY’S
    • CHAPTER XII—GREENWICH FAIR
    • CHAPTER XIII—PRIVATE THEATRES
    • CHAPTER XIV—VAUXHALL-GARDENS BY DAY
    • CHAPTER XV—EARLY COACHES
    • CHAPTER XVI—OMNIBUSES
    • CHAPTER XVII—THE LAST CAB-DRIVER, AND THE FIRST OMNIBUS CAD
    • CHAPTER XVIII—A PARLIAMENTARY SKETCH
    • CHAPTER XIX—PUBLIC DINNERS
    • CHAPTER XX—THE FIRST OF MAY
    • CHAPTER XXI—BROKERS’ AND MARINE-STORE SHOPS
    • CHAPTER XXII—GIN-SHOPS
    • CHAPTER XXIII—THE PAWNBROKER’S SHOP
    • CHAPTER XXIV—CRIMINAL COURTS
    • CHAPTER XXV—A VISIT TO NEWGATE
  • CHARACTERS
    • CHAPTER I—THOUGHTS ABOUT PEOPLE
    • CHAPTER II—A CHRISTMAS DINNER
    • CHAPTER III—THE NEW YEAR
    • CHAPTER IV—MISS EVANS AND THE EAGLE
    • CHAPTER V—THE PARLOUR ORATOR
    • CHAPTER VI—THE HOSPITAL PATIENT
    • CHAPTER VII—THE MISPLACED ATTACHMENT OF MR. JOHN DOUNCE
    • CHAPTER VIII—THE MISTAKEN MILLINER.  A TALE OF AMBITION
    • CHAPTER IX—THE DANCING ACADEMY
    • CHAPTER X—SHABBY-GENTEEL PEOPLE
    • CHAPTER XI—MAKING A NIGHT OF IT
    • CHAPTER XII—THE PRISONERS’ VAN
  • TALES
    • CHAPTER I—THE BOARDING-HOUSE
      • CHAPTER I.
      • CHAPTER THE SECOND.
    • CHAPTER II—MR. MINNS AND HIS COUSIN
    • CHAPTER III—SENTIMENT
    • CHAPTER IV—THE TUGGSES AT RAMSGATE
    • CHAPTER V—HORATIO SPARKINS
    • CHAPTER VI—THE BLACK VEIL
    • CHAPTER VII—THE STEAM EXCURSION
    • CHAPTER VIII—THE GREAT WINGLEBURY DUEL
    • CHAPTER IX—MRS. JOSEPH PORTER
    • CHAPTER X—A PASSAGE IN THE LIFE OF MR. WATKINS TOTTLE
      • CHAPTER THE FIRST
      • CHAPTER THE SECOND
    • CHAPTER XI—THE BLOOMSBURY CHRISTENING
    • CHAPTER XII—THE DRUNKARD’S DEATH
  • SKETCHES OF YOUNG GENTLEMEN
    • THE BASHFUL YOUNG GENTLEMAN
    • THE OUT-AND-OUT YOUNG GENTLEMAN
    • THE VERY FRIENDLY YOUNG GENTLEMAN
    • THE MILITARY YOUNG GENTLEMAN
    • THE POLITICAL YOUNG GENTLEMAN
    • THE DOMESTIC YOUNG GENTLEMAN
    • THE CENSORIOUS YOUNG GENTLEMAN
    • THE FUNNY YOUNG GENTLEMAN
    • THE THEATRICAL YOUNG GENTLEMAN
    • THE POETICAL YOUNG GENTLEMAN
    • THE ‘THROWING-OFF’ YOUNG GENTLEMAN
    • THE YOUNG LADIES’ YOUNG GENTLEMAN
    • CONCLUSION
  • SKETCHES OF YOUNG COUPLES
    • AN URGENT REMONSTRANCE, &c.
    • THE YOUNG COUPLE
    • THE FORMAL COUPLE
    • THE LOVING COUPLE
    • THE CONTRADICTORY COUPLE
    • THE COUPLE WHO DOTE UPON THEIR CHILDREN
    • THE COOL COUPLE
    • THE PLAUSIBLE COUPLE
    • THE NICE LITTLE COUPLE
    • THE EGOTISTICAL COUPLE
    • THE COUPLE WHO CODDLE THEMSELVES
    • THE OLD COUPLE
    • CONCLUSION
  • THE MUDFOG AND OTHER SKETCHES
    • PUBLIC LIFE OF MR. TULRUMBLE—ONCE MAYOR OF MUDFOG
    • FULL REPORT OF THE FIRST MEETING OF THE MUDFOG ASSOCIATION for the advancement of everything
      • ‘SECTION A.—ZOOLOGY AND BOTANY. GREAT ROOM, PIG AND TINDER-BOX.
      • ‘SECTION B.—ANATOMY AND MEDICINE. COACH-HOUSE, PIG AND TINDER-BOX.
      • ‘SECTION C.—STATISTICS. HAY-LOFT, ORIGINAL PIG.
      • ‘SECTION D.—MECHANICAL SCIENCE. COACH-HOUSE, ORIGINAL PIG.
    • FULL REPORT OF THE SECOND MEETING OF THE MUDFOG ASSOCIATION for the advancement of everything
      • ‘SECTION A.—ZOOLOGY AND BOTANY. FRONT PARLOUR, BLACK BOY AND STOMACH-ACHE.
      • ‘SECTION B.—DISPLAY OF MODELS AND MECHANICAL SCIENCE. LARGE ROOM, BOOT-JACK AND COUNTENANCE.
      • ‘SECTION C.—ANATOMY AND MEDICINE. BAR ROOM, BLACK BOY AND STOMACH-ACHE.
      • ‘SECTION D.—STATISTICS. OUT-HOUSE, BLACK BOY AND STOMACH-ACHE.
      • ‘SUPPLEMENTARY SECTION, E.—UMBUGOLOGY AND DITCHWATERISICS.
    • THE PANTOMIME OF LIFE
    • SOME PARTICULARS CONCERNING A LION
    • MR. ROBERT BOLTON: THE ‘GENTLEMAN CONNECTED WITH THE PRESS’
    • FAMILIAR EPISTLE FROM A PARENT TO A CHILD aged two years and two months
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