American Notes

Product Number: EB00794743
Released: Dec 04, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780486826189
Publisher: Dover Publications
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"This is not the republic of my imagination," Charles Dickens noted ruefully of his 1842 visit to the United States. His American Notes forms a stinging reproof of the country's embrace of slavery, its corrupt press and woeful sanitary conditions, and its citizens' offensive manners. Written with the author's customary observational powers and incisive wit, this volume offers a fascinating glimpse of 19th-century America. Dickens was not entirely hostile toward his hosts, and as a dedicated social reformer he took particular interest in whether American democracy constituted an advance over the class divisions of Victorian England. The author toured jails, hospitals, and courts of law, which he praised heartily. Traveling by steamship, coach, and rail, he visited New York, Philadelphia, Boston, and Washington, D. C., among other cities, and his utter astonishment at the natural grandeur of Niagara Falls marks a highlight of his travelogue. This trenchant satire of America and Americans is certain to delight both Dickens enthusiasts and history buffs.

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Author(s): Charles Dickens
Original Publish Date: Oct 23, 2017

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Author(s): Charles Dickens
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Released: Dec 27, 2013
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Genre: Travel
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Author(s): Charles Dickens
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Released: Jul 13, 2016
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