Further Reading


Ar, Patricia M. "Charles Dickens and Frances Trollope: Victorian Kindred Spirits in the American Wilderness." American Transcendental Quarterly 7:4 (1993): 293-306.

Bracher, Peter. "The Early American Editions of American Notes: Their Priority and Circulation." Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America 69 (1975): 365-76.

---. "The New York Herald and American Notes." Dickens Studies 5 (1969): 81-85.

---."Thwarting the Pirates: Timing and the Publication of American Notes." Dickens Studies Newsletter 7 (1976): 33-34.

Edgecombe, Rodney Stenning. "Topographic Disaffection in Dickens's American Notes and Martin Chuzzlewit." Journal of English and Germanic Philology 93:1 (1994): 35-54.

Fielding, K. J. "American Notes and some English Reviewers." Modern Language Review 59 (1964): 527-537.

Gitter, Elisabeth G. "Charles Dickens and Samuel Gridley Howe." Dickens Quarterly 8:4 (1991): 162-68.

Heineman, Helen K. Three Victorians in the New World. New York: Peter Lang, 1992.
                -- Chapters on American Notes and Martin Chuzzlewit, as well as books by Frances Trollope and Anthony Trollope; a study of what these English writers learned in (and about) America and how they incorporated their experience into their fiction.

Lackey, Kris. "Eighteenth-Century Aesthetic Theory and the Nineteenth- Century Traveler in Trans-Allegheny America: F. Trollope, Dickens, Irving, and Parkman." American Studies 32:1 (1991): 22-48.

Meckier, Jerome. "Dickens Discovers America, Dickens Discovers Dickens: The First Visit Reconsidered." Modern Language Review 79:2 (1984): 266-77.

---. Innocent Abroad: Charles Dickens's American Enlargements. Lexington: University of Kentucky Press, 1990.

Moss, Sidney P. Charles Dickens' Quarrel with America. New York: Whitston, 1984.
                -- A history of both the 1842 and 1867-68 tours of America; particularly useful to those interested in Dickens' war with the American Press and with copyright pirates.

---. "Longfellow's Uncollected 'Letter to the Editor': Defending Dickens's American Notes." Dickens Studies Newsletter 20 (1979): 4-7.

---. "South Carolina Contemplates Banning Dickens's American Notes." The Dickensian 80:3 (1984): 156-62.

Slater, Michael, ed. Dickens on America and the Americans. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1978.
                -- Useful excerpts from reviews and letters, as well as illustrations from contemporary journals.

For other introductions to the text, see the editions by John S. Whitley and Arnold Goldman (Penguin 1972), and by Christopher Hitchens (Modern Library 1996).



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