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Charles Dickens, the English writer and speaker, visited New York City in 1842 and made the following notes on his impression of Broadway and the Five Points district. He published them as American Notes. Dickens had already gained fame and fortune as a novelist with such works as David Copperfield, Oliver Twist, and Great Expectations. This travelogue was part of a long tradition of writers making observations about the great American experiment.

Source: Charles Dickens, American Notes for General Circulation (Paris: Baudry’s European Library, 1842), p. 109 – 111, 113.

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