Charles Dickens: American Notes for General Circulation (1315 words)

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Charles Dickens's American Notes is one of the most famous and important examples of travel-writing in the nineteenth century, documenting simultaneously a particular moment in the development of the United States and what was surely a major turning-point in Dickens's career. Along with Alexis de Tocqueville's Democracy in America, Dickens's American Notes represents one of the most significant contributions to a trend, during the 1820s, 30s and 40s, for books about the USA by prominent European visitors; these included works by Frances Trollope, Harriet Martineau, Frederick Marryat, James Silk Buckingham and Basil Hall. Of course, all these writings discuss and critique America from differing perspectives – …

Taylor, Jonathan. "American Notes for General Circulation". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 25 June 2002
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