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The Uncommercial Traveller

Charles Dickens
Edited by Daniel Tyler

November 2021

ISBN: 9780199686667

448 pages
Paperback
196x129mm

In Stock

Oxford World's Classics

Price: £9.99

In this series of sketches Dickens brings the city of London and its inhabitants vividly to life. His travels take him to the workhouse, the theatre, and further afield to the Liverpool docks and the Paris morgue. Combining autobiography with reportage, the book showcases Dickens's characteristic wit, humour, and social concerns.

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In this series of sketches Dickens brings the city of London and its inhabitants vividly to life. His travels take him to the workhouse, the theatre, and further afield to the Liverpool docks and the Paris morgue. Combining autobiography with reportage, the book showcases Dickens's characteristic wit, humour, and social concerns.

  • A new edition of Dickens's journalistic sketches published under this title in their most complete form in 1890
  • A wonderful evocation of Victorian city life, the 37 essays combine reportage with reminiscence, infused with Dickens's personality
  • The only standalone paperback edition of The Uncommercial Traveller with an introduction and notes and a newly edited text
  • Includes the eight original illustrations from the 1875 edition and a map of London
  • A lively and accessible introduction explores Dickens's fascination with London, his remarkable prose style, and inventive use of the 'Uncommercial' persona. Helpful notes explain unfamiliar literary and cultural references

About the Author(s)

Charles Dickens

Edited by Daniel Tyler

Daniel Tyler is a Fellow and Lecturer in English at Trinity Hall, Cambridge. He specialises in British literature of the nineteenth century. His publications include A Guide to Dickens's London (2012), Dickens's Style (2013), and Poetry in the Making (2020).

Table of Contents

    Introduction
    Note on the Text
    Select Bibliography
    A Chronology of Charles Dickens
    THE UNCOMMERCIAL TRAVELLER
    Map: Dickens;s London
    Appendix: Textual Variants
    Explanatory Notes

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