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The Resource The uncommercial traveller, Charles Dickens ; edited by Daniel Tyler

The uncommercial traveller, Charles Dickens ; edited by Daniel Tyler

Label
The uncommercial traveller
Title
The uncommercial traveller
Statement of responsibility
Charles Dickens ; edited by Daniel Tyler
Creator
Contributor
Author
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
At the height of his career, around the time he was working on 'Great Expectations' and 'Our Mutual Friend', Charles Dickens wrote a series of sketches, mostly set in London, which he collected as 'The Uncommercial Traveller'. In the persona of 'the Uncommercial', Dickens wanders the city streets and brings London, its inhabitants, commerce and entertainment vividly to life. Sometimes autobiographical, as childhood experiences are interwoven with adult memories, the sketches include visits to the Paris Morgue, 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. The work is quintessential Dickens, with each piece showcasing his imaginative writing style, his keen observational powers, and his characteristic wit. In this edition Daniel Tyler explores Dickens's fascination with the city and the book's connections with concerns evident in his fiction: social injustice, human mortality, a fascination with death and the passing of time. Often funny, sometimes indignant, always exuberant, 'The Uncommercial Traveller' is a revelatory encounter with Dickens, and the Victorian city he knew so well
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
AU@
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1812-1870
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dickens, Charles
Dewey number
942.12
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR4572
LC item number
.U6 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1981-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Tyler, Daniel
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dickens, Charles
  • London (England)
  • London (England)
  • Dickens, Charles
  • Dickens, Charles
  • Social conditions
  • England
Target audience
adult
Label
The uncommercial traveller, Charles Dickens ; edited by Daniel Tyler
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages xxxii-xxxiii)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
922021969
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xlvi, 391 pages
Isbn
9780199686650
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)922021969
Label
The uncommercial traveller, Charles Dickens ; edited by Daniel Tyler
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages xxxii-xxxiii)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
922021969
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xlvi, 391 pages
Isbn
9780199686650
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)922021969

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