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American Notes for General Circulation

With an Introduction by Diana C. Archibald
A contemporary edition of Dickens’s critique of North America.

American Notes for General Circulation is not the stereotypical travelogue that readers expected when Dickens returned from his trip to North America. Diana C. Archibald notes in the introduction that while the book scandalized readers after its publication, American Notes for General Circulation has been underutilized in studies of Anglo-American life in the nineteenth century. 

This is a scholarly edition, annotated and illustrated that addresses the modern reader. Dickens fans and students will find the most balanced approach in the annotations that contextualize the writer's travel impressions, as well as a chronology following Dickens's itinerary chapter by chapter.

340 pages | 6 x 9

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