By Charles Dickens, Patricia Ingham

A interesting account of nineteenth-century the United States sketched with Charles Dickens's attribute wit and charm

whilst Charles Dickens set out for the US in 1842 he used to be the main recognized guy of his day to shuttle there - fascinated by the innovative new civilization that had captured the English mind's eye. His frank and infrequently funny descriptions hide every thing from his comically wretched sea voyage to his sheer astonishment on the beauty of the Niagara Falls, whereas he additionally visited hospitals, prisons and legislations courts and located them exemplary. yet Dickens's opinion of the United States as a land governed through cash, outfitted on slavery, with a corrupt press and unsavoury manners, provoked a antagonistic response on each side of the Atlantic. American Notes is an illuminating account of an excellent writer's revelatory come upon with the hot global. In her creation, Patricia Ingham examines the reaction the publication obtained while it was once released, and compares it with comparable trip writings of the interval and with Dickens's fiction, in particular Martin Chuzzlewit. This version contains an up to date chronology, appendices and notes. 

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