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Charles Dickens

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"American Notes" is a fascinating account of nineteenth-century America sketched with Charles Dickens' characteristic wit and charm. This "Penguin Classics" edition is edited with notes and an introduction by Patricia Ingham. 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' 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' fiction, in particular Martin Chuzzlewit. This edition includes an updated chronology, appendices and notes. Charles Dickens is one of the best-loved novelists in the English language, whose 200th anniversary was celebrated in 2012. His most famous books, including "Oliver Twist", "Great Expectations", "A Tale of Two Cities", "David Copperfield" and "The Pickwick Papers", have been adapted for stage and screen and read by millions. If you enjoyed "American Notes", you might like Dickens' "Pictures from Italy", also available in "Penguin Classics".

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2000 Forfatter Charles Dickens
Forlag
PENGUIN GROUP
ISBN 9780140436495
Antall sider 352 Dimensjoner 12,9cm x 19,8cm x 1,5cm
Vekt 245 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Andre medvirkende Patricia Ingham Emner og form Biography: historical, political & military, Classic travel writing