American Notes (World Classics in Large Print: British Authors)

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This is Dickens account of his lecture tour of the United States in 1842. It is a detailed and Dickensian observation of American life and culture, so clearly and unsparingly drawn that it provoked great controversy when published and lost the author many of his American readers. It is a fascinating journey through pre-Civil War America by the most popular writer of the 19th century.

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Nobel prize-winning writer Rudyard Kipling was born in Bombay, India, but returned with his parents to England at the age of five. Influenced by experiences in both India and England, Kipling s stories celebrate British imperialism and the experience of the British soldier in India. Amongst Kipling s best-known works are The Jungle Book, Just So Stories, and the poems Mandalay and Gunga Din. Kipling was the first English-language writer to receive the Nobel prize for literature (1907) and was amongst the youngest to receive the award. Kipling died in 1936 and is interred in Poets Corner in Westminster Abbey.

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"Prejudiced I am not and never have been, otherwise than in favour of the United States. I have many friends in America. I feel a grateful interest in the country. I hope and believe it will successfully work out a problem of the highest importance to the whole human race. To represent me as viewing America with ill-nature, coldness or animosity is merely, to do a very foolish thing; which is always a very easy one!" --Charles Dickens

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