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The Uncommercial Traveller

Charles Dickens

The Uncommercial Traveller is a collection of literary sketches and reminiscences written by Charles Dickens. In 1859 Dickens founded a new journal called All the Year Round and the Uncommercial Traveller articles would be among his main contributions. He seems to have chosen the title and persona of the Uncommercial Traveller as a result of a speech he gave on the 22 December 1859 to the Commercial Travellers' School London in his role as honorary chairman and treasurer. The persona sits well with a writer who liked to travel, not only as a tourist, but also to research and report what he found; visiting Europe, America and giving book readings throughout Britain. He does not seem content to rest late in his career when he had attained wealth and comfort and continued travelling locally, walking the streets of London in the mould of the flâneur, a 'gentleman stroller of city streets'. He often suffered from insomnia and his night-time wanderings gave him an insight into some of the hidden aspects of Victorian London, details of which he also incorporated into his novels. (Summary by Wikipedia)

The Uncommercial Traveller is a collection of literary sketches and reminiscences written by Charles Dickens. In 1859 Dickens founded a new journal called All the Year Round and the Uncommercial Traveller articles would be among his main contributions. He seems to have chosen the title and persona of the Uncommercial Traveller as a result of a speech he gave on the 22 December 1859 to the Commercial Travellers' School London in his role as honorary chairman and treasurer. The persona sits well with a writer who liked to travel, not only as a tourist, but also to research and report what he found; visiting Europe, America and giving book readings throughout Britain. He does not seem content to rest late in his career when he had attained wealth and comfort and continued travelling locally, walking the streets of London in the mould of the flâneur, a 'gentleman stroller of city streets'. He often suffered from insomnia and his night-time wanderings gave him an insight into some of the hidden aspects of Victorian London, details of which he also incorporated into his novels. (Summary by Wikipedia)
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The Uncommercial Traveller is a collection of literary sketches and reminiscences written by Charles Dickens. In 1859 Dickens founded a new journal called All the Year Round and the Uncommercial Traveller articles would be among his main contributions. He seems to have chosen the title and persona of the Uncommercial Traveller as a result of a speech he gave on the 22 December 1859 to the Commercial Travellers' School London in his role as honorary chairman and treasurer. The persona sits well with a writer who liked to travel, not only as a tourist, but also to research and report what he found; visiting Europe, America and giving book readings throughout Britain. He does not seem content to rest late in his career when he had attained wealth and comfort and continued travelling locally, walking the streets of London in the mould of the flâneur, a 'gentleman stroller of city streets'. He often suffered from insomnia and his night-time wanderings gave him an insight into some of the hidden aspects of Victorian London, details of which he also incorporated into his novels. (Summary by Wikipedia)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

15h 37m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

02:59


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

42:23


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

27:05


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

30:01


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

31:25


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

26:58


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

30:15


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

23:28


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

28:13


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

22:27


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

40:51


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

27:56


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

28:16


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

30:37


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

30:36


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

23:21


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

25:47


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

19:47


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

24:15


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

19:44


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

32:27


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

39:35


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

23:40


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

20:20


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

20:15


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

24:34


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

34:29


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

24:06


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

26:58


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

22:27


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

27:34


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

26:45


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

16:18


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

15:09


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

25:02


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

10:45


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

10:39