American Notes for General Circulation and Pictures of Italy

American Notes for General Circulation and Pictures of Italy

by Charles Dickens
     
 

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Dickens went to America in 1842 expecting to find a brave new world whose institutions embodied his own political views. The Americans expected him to extol their new nation. Dickens, however, became deeply disturbed by American culture. American Notes attempts to portray fairly the young Republic's new cities, strange landscapes and bustling people, but is coloured…  See more details below

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Dickens went to America in 1842 expecting to find a brave new world whose institutions embodied his own political views. The Americans expected him to extol their new nation. Dickens, however, became deeply disturbed by American culture. American Notes attempts to portray fairly the young Republic's new cities, strange landscapes and bustling people, but is coloured by Dicken's doubts about the failings of democratic politics in an egalitarian society.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780192545190
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
10/22/1987
Series:
Oxford Illustrated Dickens Series
Edition description:
Oxford Illustrated Dickens
Pages:
454
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.56(h) x 1.07(d)

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