The Black Driver

Sol Eytinge, Jr.


Dickens's The Adventures of Oliver Twist, also, Pictures from Italy, American Notes for General Circulation (Diamond Edition)

After Oliver's descent into and return from the familiar-but-foreign cityscape of London's criminal underworld, the reader of the eleventh Diamond Edition volume encounters the non-fiction account of Dickens's travels France and Italy, and of his earlier American reading tour. Travelling by coach to Fredericksburg, where he expects to be able to catch a railway train to Richmond, Virginia, Dickens finds that travelling by stage-coach in America is definitely "roughing it." He is the only "outside" passenger; his wife and her maid are part of the "insides."

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