American Notes, nonfiction book written by Charles Dickens, published in It is an account of his first visit to the United States, a five-month tour (January–June ) that led him to criticize the vulgarity and meanness he found there. 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 America and Americans unlike any Id ever encountered. Probably because, as it turns out, Americans liked Dickens's social commentary about stuff like Oliver /5. "American Notes is the fascinating travel journal of one of nineteenth-century America's most celebrated visitors: Charles Dickens. A lively chronicle of his five-month trip around the United. American Notes Language: English: LoC Class: E History: America: United States: Subject: United States -- Description and travel Subject: United States -- Social life and customs -- Subject: Dickens, Charles, -- Travel -- United States audio books by Jane Austen Cited by:
The dullness of the American Notes—dull in the sense of being "Notes" by Dickens—was due to his determination not to refer to the individuals he met, and not to record any of those Author: E. P. Whipple. The American Notes are, however, interesting, because in them he betrays his feelings when he does not know that he is betraying them. Dickens's first visit to America was, from his own point of view, and at the beginning, a happy and festive experiment. PREFACE TO THE FIRST CHEAP EDITION OF "AMERICAN NOTES" IT is nearly eight years since this book was first published. I present it, unaltered, i n the Cheap Edition; and such of my opinions as it expresses, are quite unaltered Size: 1MB. texts All Books All Texts latest This Just In Smithsonian Libraries FEDLINK (US) American notes by Dickens, Charles, Publication date Publisher New York, John W. Lovell company American Libraries. Uploaded by brianna-serrano on Ma SIMILAR ITEMS (based on metadata) Pages:
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 particular Martin Chuzzlewit. American Notes is dry reading in many places. It is valuable for how a famous author saw America when he and the United States were both young.4/5(36). About American Notes. American Notes is the fascinating travel journal of one of nineteenth-century America’s most celebrated visitors: Charles Dickens. A lively chronicle of his five-month trip around the United States in , the book records the author’s adventures journeying by steamboat and stagecoach, as well as his impressions of everything from schools and prisons . Page 40 - They are instructed in the folly and vanity of the male mind, for they have associated with "the boys" from babyhood, and can discerningly minister to both vices, or pleasantly snub the possessor. They possess, moreover, a life among themselves, independent of masculine associations. They have societies and clubs and unlimited tea-fights where all the guests are 5/5(1).