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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (4 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Charles Dickens Narrator: Peter Joyce Publisher: Assembled Stories Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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The 'sketches' in this... volume are more the substance and length of short stories illustrating the development of the tools of the Masters trade: farce, parody, irony, black humour and wonderful one liners which unerringly hit the mark.

The ensuing narrative, however, brings the listener bumpily back to earth with a reminder of the mean and often tragic lives that were being endured in the busy, uncaring metropolis. The stories are in the following order and entitled; The Dancing Academy, Shabby Genteel People, The Prisoners Van, The Boarding House, Mr Minns and his Cousin, Sentiment, The Tuggses' at Ramsgate, Horatio Sparkins, The Black Veil, The Steam Excursion, The Great Winglebury Duel, Mrs Joseph Porter, A Passage in the life of Mr Watkins Tottle, The Bloomsbury Christening, The Drunkards Death.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Derrick | 12/21/2012

    " Sketches of humanity, mostly humorous. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Christopher | 10/8/2010

    " This is a collection of the newspaper columns that first made Dickens a celebrity in the 1830s. There's a lot of very interesting (and satirically funny) observations of London life at the times, as well as some first tentative tries a storytellling. Worth a read for people interested in the era. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by astrangerhere | 8/10/2010

    " I found myself much less engaged by the sketches as I do a normal Dicken's plot. The lack of a named character to really grasp hold of and follow through a narrative was lacking for me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Cajohnson | 7/2/2010

    " It was a good book to be able to pick up and put down. At times it was slow, but overall a good read. Have to love Dickens! "

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