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Star-Spangled Eden: 19th Century America Through the Eyes of Dickens, Wilde, Frances Trollope, Frank Harris, and Other British Travelers - James C. Simmons
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When the famed British writer Charles Dickens came to America on a reading tour in 1842, he was instantly repelled by a habit unknown on his side of the water: spitting. "I would be content," he recalled, "even to live in an atmosphere of spit, if they would but spit clean. But when every man ejects from his mouth that odious, most disgusting compound of saliva and tobacco, I vow my stomach revolts, and I cannot endure it." Dickens found much to admire in the early 19th-century American way of life, but its rougher edges made him glad to return to England. The wild and woolly aspects of America gave other British travelers pause too, as James Simmons demonstrates in this set of anecdotal sketches on British travelers to the United States. Simmons doesn't offer much of a thesis, except to note that different visitors responded differently to the unfamiliar surroundings of America: George Ruxton, for instance, reveled in the trying conditions of the Rocky Mountains, where Indian attacks and psychotic trappers were commonplace, while Oscar Wilde was moved to ecstasy at the sight of both the actress Sarah Bernhardt and the porcelain teacups of San Francisco's Chinatown. Other travelers, for their part, found less to like in the New World, complaining bitterly about drunken stagecoach drivers, perilous fauna, and other colorful inconveniences. But whatever their reaction, Simmons writes in this entertaining exercise in cultural history, all these travelers "returned to England 19th century,americas,criticism and theory,customs and traditions,europe,france,history,history and criticism,literature and fiction,modern (16th-21st centuries) Politics & Social Sciences, Carroll & Graf Publishers

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NY: Carroll & Graf. Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket. c. 2000. First Edition. Hardcover; First Printing. 0786707348 . Binding and contents are almost like new. Black marker line on top edge. Very minor wear and soil on the complete, wrinkled DJ. ; First Printing of the First Carroll & Graf Edition. XI + 350pp. Light cream boards, black spine, bright gold spine lettering. HISTORY. "In this illuminating volume of social and political history, Simmons revisits the American encounteed by Frances Trollope, whose acid tome on barbarous Cincinnati made her a London literary sensation in 1832; by the celebrated English actress Fanny Kemble, whose two years on a Georgia plantation turned her into a passionate abolitionist; by George Ruxton in the pristine wilderness of the Colorado Territory in 1846 and, just fourteen years later, Richard Burton on his journmey by stagecoach across the Great Plains where, unmythically, herds of buffalo no longer roamed; by Charles Dickens, whose 'quarrel with America' assumed epic porportions, and Oscar Wilde, who fell wittily in love with the young country's viatality and diverstiy. In all, Simmons recreates a sense of the wonder, excitement, raw energy, and unlimited promise that attended the birth of a modern America. " ... Bibliography. Index. Full-page b/w portraits of the authors cited. ., Carroll & Graf

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Star-Spangled Eden: 19th Century America Through the Eyes of Dickens, Wilde, Frances Trollope, Frank Harris and Other British Travelers
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James C. Simmons

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Star-Spangled Eden: 19th Century America Through the Eyes of Dickens, Wilde, Frances Trollope, Frank Harris and Other British Travelers

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