American Notes For General Circulation

American Notes For General Circulation

DICKENS, Charles

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A travelogue by Charles Dickens detailing his trip to North America from January to June, 1842. In the USA he gathered notes for his satirical novel Martin Chuzzlewit. Although generally impressed by what he found, he could not forgive the continued existence of slavery in the United States, and the final chapters of the book are devoted to a criticism of the practice. He spent less time in Canada but his impressions of British North America were generally favourable. What criticisms he has are humorous, so that in Kingston, "one half of it appears to be burnt down, and the other half not to be built up" (vol. II p. 194).

Publication Info

  • Publisher: Chapman and Hall
  • Edition: Second Edition
  • Date Published: 1842
  • Place Published: London
  • ISBN: n/a

Details

  • Condition: Good
  • Signed: No
  • Dust Jacket: No
  • Jacket Condition: n/a
  • Details:
    2 vols.: 308; 306 + 6 p. 21 cm. Burgundy cloth hardcovers with blind impressing. Sunned spines and bumped corners. Bookplates on front pastedowns. Owner's stickers on front endpapers.