Charles Dickens, The Uncommercial Traveller

Daniel Stuart (Texas Tech University)
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In 1859 Charles Dickens launched his second major literary journal,

All the Year Round

, a successor to

Household Words

, which was disbanded in the same year after Dickens argued with its publishers. Much like its predecessor

All the Year Round

was to be a vehicle for fiction, both Dickens’s own, and the work of other select authors. The journal also offered a space that allowed the author to convey his observational anecdotes, excursion narratives, and journalistic sketches that had, since the beginning of his career, been a part of his writing inventory. A great many of these articles offered nuanced, highly detailed, and sometimes thrilling accounts, taken from visits to places throughout Britain (particularly those close to London), and across the channel. Other pieces explored…

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Citation: Stuart, Daniel. "The Uncommercial Traveller". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 08 July 2024 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/sworks.php?rec=true&UID=8013, accessed 16 July 2024.]

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