Innocent Abroad: Charles Dickens's American Engagements

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In 1842, Victorian England's foremost novelist visited America, naively expecting both a return to Eden and an ideal republic that would demonstrate progress as a natural law. Instead, Charles Dickens suffered a traumatic disappointment that darkened his vision of society and human nature for the remainder of his career. His second tour, in 1867-68, ostensibly more successful, proved no antidote for the first. Using new materials -- letters, diaries, and publishers' records -- Jerome Meckier enumerates the reasons for the ...

Innocent Abroad: Charles Dickens's American Engagements 2014, University Press of Kentucky, Lexington

ISBN-13: 9780813153780

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Innocent Abroad: Charles Dickens's American Engagements 1990, University Press of Kentucky

ISBN-13: 9780813117072

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