American Notes for General Circulation


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American Notes for General Circulation is a travelogue by Charles Dickens detailing his trip to North America from January to June, 1842. While there he acted as a critical observer of these societies almost as if returning a status report on their progress. This can be compared to the style of his Pictures from Italy written four years later, where he wrote far more like a tourist. His American journey was also an inspiration for his novel Martin Chuzzlewit. (Summary by Wikipedia)

(11 hr 11 min)

Chapters

00 - Preface 4:03 Read by Alisson Veldhuis
01 - Chapter 1: Going Away 20:22 Read by Alisson Veldhuis
02 - Chapter 2: The Passage Out 40:00 Read by Alisson Veldhuis
03 - Chapter 3: Boston Part 1 41:15 Read by bobolink
04 - Chapter 3: Boston Part 2 40:10 Read by bobolink
05 - Chapter 3: Boston Part 3 19:53 Read by bobolink
06 - Chapter 4: An American Railroad. Lowell and its Factory System 28:32 Read by EliMarieHK
07 - Chapter 5: Worcester. The Connecticut River. Hartford. New Haven. To New Y… 26:02 Read by Denny Sayers (d. 2015)
08 - Chapter 6: New York 53:20 Read by Denny Sayers (d. 2015)
09 - Chapter 7: Philadelphia, and its Solitary Prison 35:32 Read by Ric Cornwall
10 - Chapter 8: Washington. The Legislature. And the President's House 44:24 Read by Guero
11 - Chapter 9: A Night Steamer on the Potomac River. Virginia Road, and a Blac… 41:33 Read by Alisson Veldhuis
12 - Chapter 10: Some Further Account of the Canal Boat, its Domestic Economy, … 24:43 Read by Ric Cornwall
13 - Chapter 11: From Pittsburg to Cincinnati in a Western Steamboat. Cincinnat… 24:11 Read by Tom Crawford
14 - Chapter 12: From Cincinnati to Louisville in another Western Steamboat; an… 26:53 Read by Ric Cornwall
15 - Chapter 13: A Jaunt to the Looking-Glass Prairie and Back 19:35 Read by Ric Cornwall
16 - Chapter 14: Return to Cincinnati. A Stage-Coach Ride from that City to Col… 40:33 Read by Alisson Veldhuis
17 - Chapter 15: In Canadal; Toronto; Kingston; Monstreal; Quebec; St. John's. … 47:38 Read by bobolink
18 - Chapter 16: The Passage Home 24:33 Read by Denny Sayers (d. 2015)
19 - Chapter 17: Slavery 39:06 Read by Alisson Veldhuis
20 - Chapter 18: Concluding Remarks 24:34 Read by Alisson Veldhuis
21 - Postscript 4:58 Read by Alisson Veldhuis