American Notes for General Circulation

By: Dickens, Charles

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Leather backed illustrated boards, spine label. Slip case with decorated spine label. No. 482 of 2000 copies signed by illustrator. Color plates. 272 pages. 6 3/4" x 10". From the Introduction: "American Notes is the account of a love affair that went badly wrong. Charles Dickens traveled to America in January, 1842, with a romantic dream of what he would find in that Land of Liberty; he left six months later a disillusioned, hostile critic of most of what he had seen". In the author's Preface, Dickens notes: "To represent me as viewing America with ill-nature, coldness, or animosity, is merely to do a very foolish thing: which is always a very easy one". Contents include: The Passage Out; Boston; An American Railroad. Lowell and its Factory System; New York; Philadelphia and its Solitary Prison; A Night Steamer on the Potomac River. A Virginia Road, and a Black Driver. Richmond. Baltimore. The Harrisburg Mail, and a Glimpse of the City. A Canal Boat; A Jaunt to the Looking-Glass Prairie and Back; etc.

Title: American Notes for General Circulation

Author Name: Dickens, Charles

Illustrator: Houlihan Raymond F.

Categories: Childrens and Illustrated Books, Literature,

Publisher: The Limited Editions Club. Avon, Connecticut. 1975.: 1975

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Collectible-Very Good

Type: Book

Seller ID: 103

Keywords: ILLUSTRATED BOOKS. LITERATURE. LITERARY WORKS. WRITINGS. TRAVEL EXPERIENCES.