Round the Block cover

Round the Block

John Bell Bouton

1. 01 - Book 1 Chapter 1 The Block
2. 02 - Book 1 Chapter 2 Three Bachelors
3. 03 - Book 1 Chapter 3 Peeps
4. 04 - Book 1 Chapter 4 Quigg
5. 05 - Book 1 Chapter 5 Pleasure as Business
6. 06 - Book 1 Chapter 6 Something Hidden
7. 07 - Book 1 Chapter 7 The Boy Bog
8. 08 - Book 1 Chapter 8 Maltboy's Twentieth Affair
9. 09 - Book 1 Chapter 9 Mrs. Slapman at Home
10. 10 - Book 1 Chapter 10 Infirmities of Genius
11. 11 - Book 2 Chapter 1 The Enigma
12. 12 - Book 2 Chapter 2 A Delicate Proposition
13. 13 - Book 2 Chapter 3 An Auxiliary of Modern Civilization
14. 14 - Book 2 Chapter 4 Miss Pillbody
15. 15 - Book 2 Chapter 5 A Friend in Need
16. 16 - Book 2 Chapter 6 Branching Out
17. 17 - Book 2 Chapter 7 The Little Pupil
18. 18 - Book 3 Chapter 1 "One-Two-Three-Four"
19. 19 - Book 3 Chapter 2 The Falling Board
20. 20 - Book 3 Chapter 3 Sneaking Justified
21. 21 - Book 3 Chapter 4 Up in the Air
22. 22 - Book 3 Chapter 5 Tongues of Fire
23. 23 - Book 4 Chapter 1 Myndert Van Quintem and Son
24. 24 - Book 4 Chapter 2 Buying Good Behavior
25. 25 - Book 4 Chapter 3 The Young Monster
26. 26 - Book 4 Chapter 4 Wesley Tiffles
27. 27 - Book 4 Chapter 5 The Panorama of Africa
28. 28 - Book 5 Chapter 1 Stolen - More Than a Purse
29. 29 - Book 5 Chapter 2 Consolations of High Art
30. 30 - Book 5 Chapter 3 Loving Afar Off
31. 31 - Book 5 Chapter 4 Legerdemain
32. 32 - Book 6 Chapter 1 The Unknown Hand
33. 33 - Book 6 Chapter 2 In Vain - In Vain
34. 34 - Book 6 Chapter 3 The Clashing Orbs
35. 35 - Book 6 Chapter 4 A Vision of Horrors
36. 36 - Book 6 Chapter 5 What the Morning Brought
37. 37 - Book 7 Chapter 1 Pea-Shooting as a Science
38. 38 - Book 7 Chapter 2 By Steam
39. 39 - Book 7 Chapter 3 Pigworth, J.P.
40. 40 - Book 7 Chapter 4 Stoop
41. 41 - Book 7 Chapter 5 An Audience Analyzed
42. 42 - Book 7 Chapter 6 Humors of the Many-Headed
43. 43 - Book 7 Chapter 7 Scenes Not in the Bills
44. 44 - Book 8 Chapter 1 The Overture
45. 45 - Book 8 Chapter 2 Curtain Up
46. 46 - Book 8 Chapter 3 Act Second
47. 47 - Book 8 Chapter 4 How the Play Ended
48. 48 - Book 9 Chapter 1 Coroner and Jury
49. 49 - Book 9 Chapter 2 Statement of the Prisoner
50. 50 - Book 9 Chapter 3 Justice Goes to Dinner
51. 51 - Book 9 Chapter 4 Light in the Prison
52. 52 - Book 9 Chapter 5 The Sorrow of White Hairs
53. 53 - Book 9 Chapter 6 What Paper, Types, and Ink Can Do
54. 54 - Book 9 Chapter 7 Pet as a Witness
55. 55 - Book 9 Chapter 8 The Beneficence of Fire Bells
56. 56 - Book 9 Chapter 9 An Old Man's Offering
57. 57 - Book 10 Chapter 1 A Fisher of Men
58. 58 - Book 10 Chapter 2 Playing with the Line
59. 59 - Book 10 Chapter 3 Pulling In
60. 60 - Book 10 Chapter 4 The First of May
61. 61 - Book 10 Chapter 5 Demolition of Certain Air Castles
62. 62 - Book 10 Chapter 6 Mr. Whedell's Creditors in Convention Assembled
63. 63 - Book 10 Chapter 7 Deus ex Machina
64. 64 - Book 11 Chapter 1 The Old House Revisited
65. 65 - Book 11 Chapter 2 A Posthumous Secret
66. 66 - Book 11 Chapter 3 Overtop Finds a Sensible Woman
67. 67 - Book 11 Chapter 4 Innocence on a Slippery Road
68. 68 - Book 11 Chapter 5 Bog's Open Seseme
69. 69 - Book 11 Chapter 6 Tracked
70. 70 - Book 11 Chapter 7 Found and Lost
71. 71 - Book 12 Chapter 1 The "Cosmopolitan Window Fastener"
72. 72 - Book 12 Chapter 2 Middle-Aged Cupid
73. 73 - Book 12 Chapter 3 Slapman vs. Slapman
74. 74 - Book 12 Chapter 4 How Overman Sealed a Contract in a Way Unknown to Chitty
75. 75 - Book 12 Chapter 5 A Returned Californian
76. 76 - Book 12 Chapter 6 Revelations of a Laugh
77. 77 - Book 13 Chapter 1 A Story of the Past
78. 78 - Book 13 Chapter 2 Possible Love
79. 79 - Book 13 Chapter 3 Uncle and Niece
80. 80 - Book 14 Chapter 1 Owners of the Beautiful
81. 81 - Book 14 Chapter 2 The Last of a Mystery
82. 82 - Book 14 Chapter 3 Love Crowned
83. 83 - Book 14 Chapter 4 Five Years

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Summary

In Round the Block (1864), John Bell Bouton, a newspaper editor who later became a travel writer, stirs together comedy and pathos to explore the schemes and dreams of the average and extraordinary people inhabiting and intermingling on a single New York City block. In the path of the novel's circumambulation lie mystery, romance, and a murder trial, as love-matches and fortunes are made and lost through invention, speculation, and flimflam - plenty of flimflam. This richly-charactered novel, told with Dickensian brio, offers a fascinating slice of life, vivid in detail, of the bustling big-city habits and mores of America shortly before the Civil War. (Introduction by Grant Hurlock)