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American notes ; and, Pictures from Italy

Author: Charles Dickens
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1987, ©1957.
Series: Oxford illustrated Dickens.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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American Notes was the result of the author's five-month trip to America in 1842. Dickens's travelogue includes the glitter of Boston; a Broadway swarming with hogs; a gruesome penitentiary in Philadelphia; Cincinnati, Louisville, and St. Louis; railways and steamboats. Its publication was greeted with dismay: what Dickens described as "honest and true" was regarded in America as "a compound of egotism, coxcombry  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Early works
Early works to 1800
Named Person: Charles Dickens; Charles Dickens; Charles Dickens
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Dickens
ISBN: 0192545191 9780192545190
OCLC Number: 17152413
Description: xiv, 433 pages [24] pages of plates : illustrations ; 19 cm.
Contents: American notes: Going away --
The passgae out --
Boston --
An American railroad. Lowell and its factory system --
Worcester. The Connecticut River. Hartford. New Have. New York --
New York --
Philadelphia, and its solitary prison --
Washington. The legislature. Ant the President's House --
A night steamer on the Potomac River. Virginia Road, and a black driver. Richmond. Baltimore. The Harrisburg Mail, and a glimpse of the city. A canal boat --
Some further account of the canal boat, its domestic economy, and its passengers. Journey to Pittsburg across the Alleghany Mountains. Pittsburg --
From Pittsburg to Cincinnati in a western steamboat. Cincinnati --
From Cincinnati to Louisville in another western steamboat; and from Louisville to St. Louis in another. St. Louis --
A jaunt to the looking-glass prairie and back --
Return to Cincinnati. A stage-coach ride from that city to Columbus, and thence to Sandusky. So, by Lake Erie, the the Falls of Niagara --
In Canada ; Toronto ; Kingston ; Montreal ; Quebec ; St. John's. In the United States again ; Lebanon ; the Shaker village ; West Point --
The passage home --
Slavery --
Concluding remarks. Pictures from Italy: The rader's passport --
Going through France --
Lyons, the Rhone, sand the Goblin of Avignon --
Avignon to Genoa --
Genoa and its neighbourhood --
To Parma, Modena, and Bologna --
Through Bologna and Ferrara --
An Italian dream --
By Verona, Mantua, and Milan, across the Pass of the Simplon into Switzerland --
To Rome by Pisa and Siena --
Rome --
A rapid diorama: To Naples ; Naples ; Pompeii--Herculaneum ; Pæstum ; Vesuvius ; Return to Naples ; Monte Cassino ; Florence.
Series Title: Oxford illustrated Dickens.
Other Titles: Pictures from Italy
Responsibility: by Charles Dickens ; with twelve illustrations by Marcus Stone, Samuel Plamer and Clarkson Stanfield ; and an introduction by Sacheverell Sitwell.

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American Notes was the result of the author's five-month trip to America in 1842. Dickens's travelogue includes the glitter of Boston; a Broadway swarming with hogs; a gruesome penitentiary in Philadelphia; Cincinnati, Louisville, and St. Louis; railways and steamboats. Its publication was greeted with dismay: what Dickens described as "honest and true" was regarded in America as "a compound of egotism, coxcombry and cockneyism", the product of "the most coarse, vulgar, impudent and superficial" writer ever to visit the country. Pictures from Italy is a colorful account of a tour made in 1844. - Jacket flap.

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