Boz on Cincinnati . . . and the BBC

Bleak Expectations Series 2Despite coming to share Mrs. Trollope’s general scorn of the Americans, Dickens said some nice things about Cincinnati.  His accounts in American Notes for General Circulation paint a vivid portrait of a teeming metropolis, albeit one reached by steamboats, the kinks of which, vis a vis personal safety, had yet to be worked out.  Here is a sample etext.  And here.

Speaking of Dickens, if you told me yesterday that a new Dickensian TV Comedy Series was coming to the BBC, I would have slapped the cup of earl grey out of your hand.  But then it turns out the BBC has been poking fun at Dickens all along.

-Ed Scripsi

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