American Notes for General Circulation

 
 
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  • erschienen am 1. Februar 2012
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Charles Dickens (1812-1870) was an English short story writer, dramatist, essayist, and the most popular novelist to come from the Victorian era. He created some of the most iconic characters and stories in English literature, including Mr. Pickwick from "The Pickwick Papers", Ebenezer Scrooge from "A Christmas Carol", David Copperfield, and Pip from "Great Expectations", to name a few. In 1842, Dickens and his wife travelled to the United States and Canada for the first time, and during his time there he kept a travelogue which he later published as "American Notes for General Circulation". In it, he lays out his impressions of America: a powerful condemnation of slavery, high regard for President John Tyler, impressions of the prisons and mental institutions, criticism of the press, and parodies of the locals. Although he was generally impressed with what he found, he could not forgive the existence of slavery. This American journey was also an inspiration for his novel "Martin Chuzzlewit".
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  • Title page
  • PREFACE
  • CHAPTER I. GOING AWAY
  • CHAPTER II. THE PASSAGE OUT
  • CHAPTER III. BOSTON
  • CHAPTER IV. AN AMERICAN RAILROAD. LOWELL AND ITS FACTORY SYSTEM
  • CHAPTER V. WORCESTER. THE CONNECTICUT RIVER. HARTFORD. NEW HAVEN. TO NEW YORK
  • CHAPTER VI. NEW YORK
  • CHAPTER VII. PHILADELPHIA, AND ITS SOLITARY PRISON
  • CHAPTER VIII. WASHINGTON. THE LEGISLATURE. AND THE PRESIDENT'S HOUSE
  • CHAPTER IX. 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
  • CHAPTER X. SOME FURTHER ACCOUNT OF THE CANAL BOAT, ITS DOMESTIC ECONOMY, AND ITS PASSENGERS. JOURNEY TO PITTSBURG ACROSS THE ALLEGHANY MOUNTAINS. PITTSBURG
  • CHAPTER XI. FROM PITTSBURG TO CINCINNATI IN A WESTERN STEAMBOAT. CINCINNATI
  • CHAPTER XII. FROM CINCINNATI TO LOUISVILLE IN ANOTHER WESTERN STEAMBOAT
  • AND FROM LOUISVILLE TO ST. LOUIS IN ANOTHER. ST. LOUIS
  • CHAPTER XIII. A JAUNT TO THE LOOKING-GLASS PRAIRIE AND BACK
  • CHAPTER XIV. RETURN TO CINCINNATI. A STAGE-COACH RIDE FROM THAT CITY TO COLUMBUS, AND THENCE TO SANDUSKY. SO, BY LAKE ERIE, TO THE FALLS OF NIAGARA
  • CHAPTER XV. IN CANADA
  • TORONTO
  • KINGSTON
  • MONTREAL
  • QUEBEC
  • ST. JOHN'S. IN THE UNITED STATES AGAIN
  • LEBANON
  • THE SHAKER VILLAGE
  • WEST POINT
  • CHAPTER XVI. THE PASSAGE HOME
  • CHAPTER XVII. SLAVERY
  • CHAPTER XVIII. CONCLUDING REMARKS
  • POSTSCRIPT

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