The Uncommercial Traveller by Charles Dickens
Author: Charles Dickens | Published: 1860 - 1869
The Uncommercial Traveller Synopsis
The Uncommercial Traveller is a series of essays by Charles Dickens, first published in All the Year Round magazine from 1860 to 1861. Dickens assumes the role of an "uncommercial traveler" in these essays, embodying a man who goes on these journeys, he manifests as a keen spectator of his surroundings, and his essays overflow with vibrant portrayals of individuals, locations, and occurrences.
The essays in "The Uncommercial Traveller" are a mix of personal anecdotes, social commentary, and reflections on various aspects of Victorian society. Dickens explores the streets of London, neighborhoods, and institutions, shedding light on the lives of ordinary people he encounters. In addition to his exploration of London, Dickens also ventures beyond the city's limits, recounting his journeys to places like the English countryside, seaside towns, and continental Europe. These travels allow Dickens to reflect on broader themes such as nostalgia, the passage of time, and the complexities of human nature.
About Charles Dickens
Charles Dickens is one of the most iconic authors in English literature. Born in Portsmouth, England, in 1812, he was the second of eight children and attended school until his father’s financial struggles led to him being sent to work at a factory at age 12. Though his time there was brief, it inspired much of his later writing. His first novel, The Pickwick Papers (1836-37), propelled him into literary fame, and he became a successful novelist. His works often draw on themes of poverty, injustice, and oppression prevalent during the Victorian era. Some of his best-known works include Oliver Twist (1838), A Christmas Carol (1843), David Copperfield (1850), and Great Expectations (1861). Find out more about Charles Dickens at sevenov.com.