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作       者:Charles Dickens

出  版  社:Dead Dodo Definitive Dickens

出版时间:2015-08-14

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Dodo Collections brings you another classic from Charles Dickens, ‘American Notes.’ ? American Notes is a fascinating account of nineteenth-century America sketched with Charles Dickens's characteristic wit and charm. When Charles Dickens set out for America in 1842 he was the most famous man of his day to travel there - curious about the revolutionary new civilization that had captured the English imagination. His frank and often humorous descriptions cover everything from his comically wretched sea voyage to his sheer astonishment at the magnificence of the Niagara Falls, while he also visited hospitals, prisons and law courts and found them exemplary. But Dickens's opinion of America as a land ruled by money, built on slavery, with a corrupt press and unsavoury manners, provoked a hostile reaction on both sides of the Atlantic. American Notes is an illuminating account of a great writer's revelatory encounter with the New World ? Charles Dickens was an English writer and social critic. He created some of the world's best-known fictional characters and is regarded as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era. His works enjoyed unprecedented popularity during his lifetime, and by the twentieth century critics and scholars had recognised him as a literary genius. His novels and short stories enjoy lasting popularity. Born in Portsmouth, Dickens left school to work in a factory when his father was incarcerated in a debtors' prison. Despite his lack of formal education, he edited a weekly journal for 20 years, wrote 15 novels, five novellas, hundreds of short stories and non-fiction articles, lectured and performed extensively, was an indefatigable letter writer, and campaigned vigorously for children's rights, education, and other social reforms. ? A prolific 19th Century author of short stories, plays, novellas, novels, fiction and non-fiction; during his lifetime Dickens became known the world over for his remarkable characters, his mastery of prose in the telling of their lives, and his depictions of the social classes, morals and values of his times. Some considered him the spokesman for the poor, for he definitely brought much awareness to their plight, the downtrodden and the have-nots. He had his share of critics, like Virginia Woolf and Henry James, but also many admirers, even into the 21st Century.
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AMERICAN NOTES

CHAPTER I: GOING AWAY

CHAPTER II: THE PASSAGE OUT

CHAPTER III: BOSTON

CHAPTER IV: AN AMERICAN RAILROAD

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

CHAPTER X: 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

CHAPTER XIII: A JAUNT TO THE LOOKING-GLASS PRAIRIE AND BACK

CHAPTER XIV: RETURN TO CINCINNATI

CHAPTER XV: IN CANADA; TORONTO; KINGSTON; MONTREAL; QUEBEC; ST. JOHN’S

CHAPTER XVI: THE PASSAGE HOME

CHAPTER XVII: SLAVERY

CHAPTER XVIII: CONCLUDING REMARKS

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