Charles Dickens’s Sketches by Boz: Scenes.

 

Scenes is a series of 25 sketches written by Charles Dickens covering stories of London scenes and people. The series, along with Our Parish, Characters and Tales form the 56 sketches that make up Sketches by Boz, published in 1836.

You can read all the Sketches by Boz on The Circumlocution Office by clicking on the chapter links below.

 
Chapter 1. THE STREETS – MORNING.

Chapter 2. THE STREETS – NIGHT.

Chapter 3. SHOPS AND THEIR TENANTS.

Chapter 4. SCOTLAND-YARD.

Chapter 5. SEVEN DIALS.

Chapter 6. MEDITATIONS IN MONMOUTH-STREET.

Chapter 7. HACKNEY-COACH STANDS.

Chapter 8. DOCTORS’ COMMONS.

Chapter 9. LONDON RECREATIONS.

Chapter 10. THE RIVER.

Chapter 11. ASTLEY’S.

Chapter 12. GREENWICH FAIR.

Chapter 13. PRIVATE THEATRES.

Chapter 14. VAUXHALL-GARDENS BY DAY.

Chapter 15. EARLY COACHES.

Chapter 16. OMNIBUSES.

Chapter 17. THE LAST CAB-DRIVER, AND THE FIRST OMNIBUS CAD.

Chapter 18. A PARLIAMENTARY SKETCH.

Chapter 19. PUBLIC DINNERS.

Chapter 20. THE FIRST OF MAY.

Chapter 21. BROKERS’ AND MARINE-STORE SHOPS.

Chapter 22. GIN-SHOPS.

Chapter 23. THE PAWNBROKER’S SHOP.

Chapter 24. CRIMINAL COURTS.

Chapter 25. A VISIT TO NEWGATE.

 

How dreadful its rough heavy walls, and low massive doors, appeared to us—the latter looking as if they were made for the express purpose of letting people in, and never letting them out again.

Scenes. Chapter 24.

 

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