American Notes For General Circulation



A Fascinating Account Of Nineteenth Century America Sketched With Charles Dickens S Characteristic Wit And Charm When Charles Dickens Set Out For America In 1842 He Was The Most Famous Man Of His Day To Travel There Curious About The Revolutionary New Civilization That Had Captured The English Imagination His Frank And Often Humorous Descriptions Cover Everything From His Comically Wretched Sea Voyage To His Sheer Astonishment At The Magnificence Of The Niagara Falls, While He Also Visited Hospitals, Prisons And Law Courts And Found Them Exemplary But Dickens S Opinion Of America As A Land Ruled By Money, Built On Slavery, With A Corrupt Press And Unsavoury Manners, Provoked A Hostile Reaction On Both Sides Of The Atlantic American Notes Is An Illuminating Account Of A Great Writer S Revelatory Encounter With The New World In Her Introduction, Patricia Ingham Examines The Response The Book Received When It Was Published, And Compares It With Similar Travel Writings Of The Period And With Dickens S Fiction, In ParticularMartin Chuzzlewit This Edition Includes An Updated Chronology, Appendices And Notes For Than Seventy Years, Penguin Has Been The Leading Publisher Of Classic Literature In The English Speaking World With Than 1,700 Titles, Penguin Classics Represents A Global Bookshelf Of The Best Works Throughout History And Across Genres And Disciplines Readers Trust The Series To Provide Authoritative Texts Enhanced By Introductions And Notes By Distinguished Scholars And Contemporary Authors, As Well As Up To Date Translations By Award Winning Translators.American Notes For General Circulation

Charles John Huffam Dickens 7 February 1812 9 June 1870 was an English writer and social critic He created some of the world s best known fictional characters and is regarded as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era His works enjoyed unprecedented popularity during his lifetime, and by the twentieth century critics and scholars had recognised him as a literary genius His novels and sho Charles John Huffam Dickens 7 February 1812 9 June 1870 was an English writer and social critic He created some of the world s best known fictional characters and is regarded as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era His works enjoyed unprecedented popularity during his lifetime, and by the twentieth century critics and scholars had recognised him as a literary genius His novels and short stories enjoy lasting popularity.Born in Portsmouth, Dickens left school to work in a factory when his father was incarcerated in a debtors prison Despite his lack of formal education, he edited a weekly journal for 20 years, wrote 15 novels, five novellas, hundreds of short stories and non fiction articles, lectured and performed extensively, was an indefatigable letter writer, and campaigned vigorously for children s rights, education, and other social reforms.Dickens was regarded as the literary colossus of his age His 1843 novella, A Christmas Carol, remains popular and continues to inspire adaptations in every artistic genre Oliver Twist and Great Expectations are also frequently adapted, and, like many of his novels, evoke images of early Victorian London His 1859 novel, A Tale of Two Cities, set in London and Paris, is his best known work of historical fiction Dickens s creative genius has been praised by fellow writers from Leo Tolstoy to George Orwell and G K Chesterton for its realism, comedy, prose style, unique characterisations, and social criticism On the other hand, Oscar Wilde, Henry James, and Virginia Woolf complained of a lack of psychological depth, loose writing, and a vein of saccharine sentimentalism The term Dickensian is used to describe something that is reminiscent of Dickens and his writings, such as poor social conditions or comically repulsive characters.On 8 June 1870, Dickens suffered another stroke at his home after a full day s work on Edwin Drood He never regained consciousness, and the next day, five years to the day after the Staplehurst rail crash, he died at Gad s Hill Place Contrary to his wish to be buried at Rochester Cathedral in an inexpensive, unostentatious, and strictly private manner, he was laid to rest in the Poets Corner of Westminster Abbey A printed epitaph circulated at the time of the funeral reads To the Memory of Charles Dickens England s most popular author who died at his residence, Higham, near Rochester, Kent, 9 June 1870, aged 58 years He was a sympathiser with the poor, the suffering, and the oppressed and by his death, one of England s greatest writers is lost to the world His last words were On the ground , in response to his sister in law Georgina s request that he lie down from Wikipedia

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  • American Notes For General Circulation
  • Charles Dickens
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  • 03 July 2018
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10 thoughts on “American Notes For General Circulation

  1. says:

    Charles Dickens American Notes for General Circulation, a travelogue of his trip around the U.S and Canada from January through June 1842, was not well received in the United States Dickens views of America and Americans were generally not unfair, in fact, many of his observations were right on target He did not neglect the many positive aspects of American life and society, but Americans of his day, by British standards, were coarse, dirty, ill mannered, too familiar with strangers, and of Charles Dickens American Notes for General Circulation, a travelogue of his trip around the U.S and Canada from January through June 1842, was not well received in the United States Dickens views of America and Americans were generally not unfair, in fact, many of his observations were right on target He did not neglect the many positive aspects of American life and society, but Americans of his day, by British standards, w...

  2. says:

    Charles Dickens, in my opinion, is a severely overrated, rather self important and self righteous bore So I don t like most of this books.This time, though, while he s still a self important and self righteous bore whose sense of humour essentially is based entirely on the assumption that the rest of the world is stupid which, admittedly, is a fair assumption to make , he actually manages to turn these traits to his advantage It s not very nice being all the aforementioned while writing ficti Charles Dickens, in my opinion, is a severely overrated, ...

  3. says:

    O perspectiv critic a lui Dickens asupra vie ii americanilor din secolul al XIX n c l toria sa prin mai multe ora e americane prezint , ca ntr un jurnal, frumuse ea locurilor, dar arunc o lumin nu tocmai favor...

  4. says:

    Devo ammettere che non sapevo quanto fosse divertente Dickens quando scriveva dei suoi viaggi In questo fatto in America anche straordinariamente incisivo e diretto Libro adorato e introduzione puntuale e interessante Imperdibile

  5. says:

    In this book, we see nineteenth century Washington congressmen hocking tobacco juice loogies all over the Congressional carpets This book is awesome American Notes for General Circulation is a portrait of 1842 America and Americans unlike any I d ever encountered Probably because, as it turns out, Americans liked Dickens s social commentary about stuff like Oliver Twist not getting a little , but didn t so much want to hear critiques about themselves Typical And so the book hasn t come d In this book, we see nineteenth century Washington congressmen hocking tobacco juice loogies all over the Congressional carpets This book is awesome American Notes for General Circulation is a portrait of 1842 America and Americans unlike any I d ever encountered Probably because, as it turns out, Americans liked Dickens s social commentary about stuff like Oliver Twist not getting a little , but didn t so much want to hear critiques about themselves Typical And so the book hasn t come down in the classic US canon for the ages.I think that maybe it should have I m still haunted by Dickens s image of traveling west, pre railroad, through a soggy brown wasteland of gigantic stumps and ...

  6. says:

    It is a universal truth that thethings change, thethey stay the same It is also a universal truth that we speak and write in cliches The traveler s view of America, written in 1842 has many uncomfortable truths to say to us in the America of 2013 That this traveler was Charles Dickens, already a critic of his country s poverty laws, government institutions, and the darker aspects of its culture, means that the US was about to face a reckoning a literary one eighteen years befor It is a universal truth that thethings change, thethey stay the same It is also a universal truth that we speak and write in cliches The traveler s view of America, written in 1842 has many uncomfortable truths to say to us in the America of 2013 That this traveler was Charles Dickens, already a critic of his country s poverty l...

  7. says:

    I m going to start by saying I don t recommend this book for anyone who has to read is for a school course Books like this should never be read under duress Also, if you read this book, I recommend saving the introductory matter for last and beginning with Dickens narrative.Although he was a bestselling and well known author at the time of his trip to America, Dickens had only published a handful of works and was only 29 at the time he embarked He d just lost his job as a journalist in 1839, I m going to start by saying I don t recommend this book for anyone who has to read is for a school course Books like this should never be read under duress Also, if you read this book, I recommend saving the introductory matter for last and beginning with Dickens narrative.Although he was a bestselling and well known author at the time of his trip to America, Dickens had only published a handful of works and was only 29 at the time he embarked He d just lost his job as a journalist in 1839, so he probably didn t see himself solely as a writer of fiction in January 1842 I suspect, in visiting priso...

  8. says:

    Amazing, and screamingly funny sometimes, especially the part about hogs touring Broadway, and tobacco chewing in Washington, D.C Very touching, too His portrait of the enlightened Perkins Institute for the Blind is fascinating, especially the part about Laura Bridgman, one of the first deaf blind students, who was about 13 at the time he visited He contrasts this with the institutions for paupers in New York, which were at least as squalid and cruel as those in England His exposure of the i Amazing, and screamingly funny sometimes, especially the part about hogs touring Broadway, and tobacco chewing in Washington, D.C Very touching, too His portrait of the enlightened Perkins Institute for the Blind is fascinating, especially the part about Laura Bridgman, one of the first deaf blind students, who was about 13 at the time he visited He contrasts this with the institutions for paupers in New York, which were at least as squalid and cruel as those in England His exposure of the inhumane system at the Eastern State Penitentiary eventually led to fundamental changes at that prison I ve been enjoying Dickens a lot this summer, and it s occurred to me that he and similar writers deserve a lot of credit for changes in social conditions over the last two centuries They did not do the essential legwork, but in an age without photograp...

  9. says:

    A really interesting book written by Charles Dickens about his visit to the U.S in the late 1840 s early 1850 s An outsider s view of the good and the bad about the U.S a few years before the beginning of ...

  10. says:

    This is a travelogue recorded on a trip Dickens took to the United States Interestingly, after a lighthearted and exaggerated story of the adventure of crossing, the visit focuses on hospitals, homes for deaf, blind and finally, prisons This seemed like he was traveling as a journalist writing for serialized publication which he may have been Never the less, he describes where he stays and the people he meets which is delightful The last quarter of the book is less focused as he travels we This is a travelogue recorded on a trip Dickens took to the United States Interestingly, after a lighthearted and exaggerated story of the adventure of crossing, the visit focuses on hospitals, homes for deaf, blind and finally, prisons This seemed like he was traveling as a journalist writing for serialized publication which he may have been Never the less, he describes where he stays and the people he mee...

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