The Uncommercial Traveller

The Uncommercial Traveller

by Charles Dickens

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Overview

The Uncommercial Traveller is a collection of literary sketches and reminiscences written by Charles Dickens.

Allow me to introduce myself-first negatively.
No landlord is my friend and brother, no chambermaid loves me, no waiter worships me, no boots admires and envies me. No round of beef or tongue or ham is expressly cooked for me, no pigeon-pie is especially made for me, no hotel-advertisement is personally addressed to me, no hotel-room tapestried with great-coats and railway wrappers is set apart for me, no house of public entertainment in the United Kingdom greatly cares for my opinion of its brandy or sherry. When I go upon my journeys, I am not usually rated at a low figure in the bill; when I come home from my journeys, I never get any commission. I know nothing about prices, and should have no idea, if I were put to it, how to wheedle a man into ordering something he doesn't want.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780368263408
Publisher: Blurb
Publication date: 10/02/2019
Pages: 182
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.39(d)

About the Author

Charles John Huffam Dickens (7 February 1812 - 9 June 1870) was an English writer and social critic. He created some of the world's best-known fictional characters and is regarded by many as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era. His works enjoyed unprecedented popularity during his lifetime, and by the twentieth century critics and scholars had recognised him as a literary genius. His novels and short stories enjoy lasting popularity.
Born in Portsmouth, Dickens left school to work in a factory when his father was incarcerated in a debtors' prison. Despite his lack of formal education, he edited a weekly journal for 20 years, wrote 15 novels, five novellas, hundreds of short stories and non-fiction articles, lectured and performed extensively, was an indefatigable letter writer, and campaigned vigorously for children's rights, education, and other social reforms.

Date of Birth:

February 7, 1812

Date of Death:

June 18, 1870

Place of Birth:

Portsmouth, England

Place of Death:

Gad's Hill, Kent, England

Education:

Home-schooling; attended Dame School at Chatham briefly and Wellington

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The Uncommercial Traveller 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A very interesting book which details Dickens' travels throughout the world. He has some fascinating things to say on various subjects and places. Loved it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago