Night Walks

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Penguin UK, Aug 26, 2010 - Literary Collections - 128 pages

Charles Dickens describes in Night Walks his time as an insomniac, when he decided to cure himself by walking through London in the small hours, and discovered homelessness, drunkenness and vice on the streets. This collection of essays shows Dickens as one of the greatest visionaries of the city in all its variety and cruelty.

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User Review  - P_S_Patrick - LibraryThing

Dickens recounts his walks, mainly around London but also one in Chatham docks. Though the title has it that these are night walks, most of the eight accounts are actually of daytime walks. His walks ... Read full review

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User Review  - Davida.Chazan - LibraryThing

This slim book of essays by Dickens is a true joy to read. While not all of these are actually accounts of his wanderings after sunset due to a case of insomnia, all of them have to do with something ... Read full review


Night Walks
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Chatham Dockyard
Wapping Workhouse
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On an Amateur Beat
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Charles Dickens was born in Portsmouth on 7 February 1812. A journalist and novelist of genius, he was the dominant force in English literary life from the publication of The Pickwick Papers in 1836 to his death in 1870.

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