The Uncommercial Traveller (不做生意的旅行者)

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Not content to rest on his laurels, Charles Dickens continued to pursue new ideas and new enterprises long after he had achieved fame and fortune.This collection of literary sketches and reminiscences was written originally for All the Year Round, a journal founded by Dickens in 1859. The title and persona of the Uncommercial Traveller resulted from a speech he gave to the Commercial Travellers' School London in his role as honorary chairman and treasurer. As a writer who liked to travel, not only as a tourist, but also to research and report what he found, this persona was an excellent fit.While visiting Europe, America and giving book readings throughout Britain, he often suffered from insomnia and his night-time wanderings gave him an insight into some of the hidden aspects of Victorian London, details of which he also incorporated into his novels.These personal sketches, filled with telling detail and arch humor, provide unique insight into life in the late nineteenth century, and into the mind of the man who created stories that endure and fascinate to this day.
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Charles Dickens, perhaps the best British novelist of the Victorian era, was born in Portsmouth, Hampshire, England on February 7, 1812. His happy early childhood was interrupted when his father was sent to debtors' prison, and young Dickens had to go to work in a factory at age twelve. Later, he took jobs as an office boy and journalist before publishing essays and stories in the 1830s. His first novel, The Pickwick Papers, made him a famous and popular author at the age of twenty-five. Subsequent works were published serially in periodicals and cemented his reputation as a master of colorful characterization, and as a harsh critic of social evils and corrupt institutions. His many books include Oliver Twist, David Copperfield, Bleak House, Great Expectations, Little Dorrit, A Christmas Carol, and A Tale of Two Cities. Dickens married Catherine Hogarth in 1836, and the couple had nine children before separating in 1858 when he began a long affair with Ellen Ternan, a young actress. Despite the scandal, Dickens remained a public figure, appearing often to read his fiction. He died in 1870, leaving his final novel, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, unfinished.

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Hyweb Technology Co. Ltd.
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Published on
Dec 15, 2011
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Pages
39
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ISBN
9781456386856
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Genres
Foreign Language Study / English as a Second Language
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CONTENTS:

A DINNER AT POPLAR WALK

The Novels
ALL THE NOVELS
JOHN JASPER’S SECRET BY HENRY MORFORD

The Christmas Novellas
A CHRISTMAS CAROL
THE CHIMES
THE CRICKET ON THE HEARTH
THE BATTLE OF LIFE
THE HAUNTED MAN AND THE GHOST’S BARGAIN

The Short Stories
LIST OF SHORT STORIES

The Short Story Collections
SKETCHES BY BOZ
ORIGINAL PUBLISHED ORDER OF THE SKETCHES
MASTER HUMPHREY'S CLOCK
REPRINTED PIECES

The Collaborative Works
ALLTHE COLLABORATIVE WORKS

The Plays
THE STRANGE GENTLEMAN
THE VILLAGE COQUETTES
IS SHE HIS WIFE? OR, SOMETHING SINGULAR!
THE LAMPLIGHTER
MR. NIGHTINGALE’S DIARY
THE FROZEN DEEP
NO THOROUGHFARE

The Poetry
LIST OF THE POETRY

The Non-Fiction
AMERICAN NOTES
PICTURES FROM ITALY
THE LIFE OF OUR LORD
A CHILD’S HISTORY OF ENGLAND
THE UNCOMMERCIAL TRAVELLER
THE COMPLETE SPEECHES
THE COMPLETE LETTERS
MISCELLANEOUS PAPERS and many more

The Adaptations
TALES FROM DICKENS BY HALLIE ERMINIE RIVES
and more

The Criticism
MANY ESSAYS BY FAMOUS WRITERS AND CRITICS

The Biographies
THE LIFE OF CHARLES DICKENS BY JOHN FORSTER
DICKENS BY SIR ADOLPHUS WILLIAM WARD
LIFE OF CHARLES DICKENS BY SIR FRANK T. MARZIALS
VICTORIAN WORTHIES: CHARLES DICKENS BY G.H. BLORE
DICKENS' LONDON BY M. F. MANSFIELD
MY FATHER AS I RECALL HIM BY MAMIE DICKENS
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