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Dickens’ America: alternative readings

Dakers, Caroline (2014) Dickens’ America: alternative readings. In: Dickens Landscapes: Dickens Fellowship 19th Annual Dickens Society Symposium, 8-10 July 2014, Domaine de Sagnes, Beziers, France.

Type of Research: Conference, Symposium or Workshop Item
Creators: Dakers, Caroline
Description:

When Dickens visited North America in 1842 he complained that everyone talked about ‘politics, banks and cotton’. He didn’t like America and didn’t like the Americans. When he stayed at Niagara, which did impress him, he was unaware of a 21 year old Englishman in the hotel, Alfred Morrison, son of the self-made millionaire textile merchant, investment banker and MP James Morrison. This paper uses the letters of the Morrisons to present an alternative reading of the America Dickens depicted in his novel 'Martin Chuzzlewit' and his 'American Notes'.

Official Website: http://www.dickensfellowship.org/19th-annual-dickens-society-symposium-8-10-july-2014
Keywords/subjects not otherwise listed: Charles Dickens, Money, North America
Your affiliations with UAL: Colleges > Central Saint Martins
Date: July 2014
Event Location: Domaine de Sagnes, Beziers, France
Date Deposited: 10 Dec 2014 12:12
Last Modified: 10 Dec 2014 12:12
Item ID: 7707
URI: http://ualresearchonline.arts.ac.uk/id/eprint/7707

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