UNCOMMERCIAL TRAVELLER


UNCOMMERCIAL TRAVELLER

CHARLES DICKENS    Book Number: 85073    Product format: Hardback

Sometimes autobiographical, as childhood experiences are interwoven with adult memories, Charles Dickens's sketches include visits to the Paris Morgue, where a body he sees there has been fished out of the river "with a heart hanging on his breast - 'from his mother' was engraven on it", the Liverpool Docks, a workhouse, a school for poor children, and the theatre. They also describe the perils of travel including seasickness, shipwreck, the coming of the railways and the wretchedness of dining in English hotels and restaurants. At the height of his career and around the time he was working on Great Expectations and Our Mutual Friend, Charles Dickens wrote a series of sketches mostly set in London, and these are they, collected as 'The Uncommercial Traveller'. In the persona of 'The Uncommercial', Dickens wanders the city streets and brings the capital, other cities, its inhabitants, commerce and entertainment vividly to life. The work is quintessential Dickens with each piece showcasing his imaginative writing style, keen observational powers and characteristic wit. In this edition, Daniel Tyler explores Dickens's fascination with social injustice, human mortality, death and the passing of time. 391pp with explanatory notes and illustrations. Oxford University Press first edition 2015, rare and collectable.
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