The Uncommercial Traveller: And Reprinted Pieces, Etc. with 11 Illus

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Oxford University Press, 1958 - Fiction - 756 pages
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This volume not only combines the two famous collections of Dickens's contributions to the periodicals "All the Year Round" and "Household Words" but also includes 'The Lamplighter, ' 'To Be Read at Dusk, ' 'Sunday under Three Heads, ' 'Hunted Down, ' 'Holiday Romance, ' and 'George Silverman's Explanation.' As Leslie C. Staples writes in his Introduction, 'To know Dickens one must be familiar with a dozen major novels, but the knowledge is incomplete without some familiarity with his journalistic work, muc of the best of which is to be found in this volume.'

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User Review  - Menophanes - LibraryThing

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 ... Read full review

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User Review  - AliceAnna - LibraryThing

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. Read full review

Contents

HIS GENERAL LINE OF BUSINESS
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THE SHIPWRECK
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WAPPING WORKHOUSE
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Copyright

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Charles Dickens (1812-70) is one of England's greatest novelists. Born into a poor family (his father was once imprisoned for debt), Dickens became both rich and famous in his lifetime.

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