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The Uncommercial Traveller (1861)

by Charles Dickens

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In these papers, published in 'All The Year Round' between 1860 and 1870, Dickens at last achieved the status of an essayist in the Addison/Steele/Johnson tradition to which he had aspired ever since 'Master Humphrey's Clock'. Whether dealing with an outward-bound shipload of Mormons, a children's hospital, a cheap London theatre, a nightmare birthday-party or a mysterious human comedy glimpsed at a window in Strassburg, he is as passionate, as obsessive, as observant, as mannered and (especially on food and drink) as hilarious as ever; but the colouring is more subdued than of old, and sadness and sorrow for the irretrievable past are never far away.

This is the 'Library Edition' of the 1870s, with illustrations after Marcus Stone, G. J. Pinwell and others. ( )
1 vote Menophanes | Jul 8, 2016 |
Unremarkable collection of observations. Not his best venue -- no time for plot and character development. The best of them were his pieces on shipwrecks. Very moody stuff. ( )
  AliceAnna | Oct 23, 2014 |
This is a 1870s edition of Dickens´articles and sketches for his journal All Year Around. Suffering from insomnia, the author goes wandering the streets of London at night-time and incorporates whatever he gathers in sketches, some of which he includes in this magnificent book written during the period 1860-1869.

This edition is also decorated with four extraordinary and quite realistic illustrations. Unfortunately, we are not given the name of the artist. But... hold on, is that the author himself in the third illustration? ( )
  67Daniel | Aug 18, 2009 |
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THE UNCOMMERCIAL TRAVELLER CHARLES DICKENS WITH 8 ILLUSTRATIONS BY G. J. PINWELL AND W. M, NEW YORK CHARLES SCRIBNERS SONS THE WORKS OF CHARLES DICKENS IN 36 VOLUhlES THE UNCOMMERCIAL TRAVELLER BIBLIOGRAPHICAL NOTE me Uncommercial Traveller was pbtdshed i r a volume in 1861, and contained seventeen papers. In 1865 a new edition, dated 1866, was issued with eleven more papers added, and in 1875 the vo2ume appeared in the blllwtrated Library Edition, with a further addition of e eight papers. Pie last paper to be included in the volame was A Ply-Leaf in a Lif, which appeared in the Gadshill Eldition in 1890. All these papers were originally contributed to A l l the Ymr Round between 1860 and 1869. lnis Zdition contains all the emendations made in. the text as revised 6y the Author in 1867 and 1868, and reproductions of the illustrations clone for the Library Edition. PREFACE TO THE FIRST EDITION THESE pa pers have been received with very great favour by the Public, and are here reprinted in a convenient form. The Series is, for the time, complete but it is the Uncommercial Travellers intention to take the road again before winter sets in. December, 1860. CONTENTS - His General Line of Business 1 I1 The Shipwreck a 8 111 I Wapping Workhouse m a a 20 IV Two Views of a Cheap Theatre . 6 a 85 V Poor Meramtile Jack . 6 46 V1 Refreshments for Travellers . . m m 61 VII Travelling Abroad . a 6 . 73 vm The Great Tasmanias Cargo . 86 City of London Churches Shy Neighbourhoods . . Tramps . Dullborough Town . . . Night Walks . . . XIV . . Chambera . . Nurses Stories . . . . XVI Arcadim London . . . . 187 XVII The Itsllian Prisoner. 198 . XVIII The Calais Night Nail . . . . . . 210 Some Recollections of Mortality . . . . . . 220 Birthday Celebrations XXI The Short-Timers m . m PAO E 214 XXII Bound for the Great Salt Lake XXIII The City of the Absent . , . . An Old Stage-coaching House . The Boiled Beef of New England . m XXVI Chatham Dockyard XXVII In the French-Flemish Country . Medicine Men of Civilisation . . m . . XXIX Titbulls Alms-HOUS B . m m m TheR m Aboard Ship . XXXII A Small Star in the East . . CONTENTS Mr. Brtrlom e On an Amateur Beat v1 A Fly-Leaf in a Life A Plea for Total Abstinence

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