The Uncommercial Traveller
was originally published as a series of essays in Dickens' weekly magazine All the Year Round
, between 1860 and 1869.
The title is explained in the opening chapter. Dickens was always on the road, either up or down the country giving public readings, or snatching holidays abroad. "Human interest" is the keynote of the essays, which represent the reflections of a great mind always shrewdly observing every facet of human activity as possible material for his fiction.
Much of the material in these essays is taken from Dickens' own life, and is hence of great interest to his biographers.
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