Dickens In America

  |  Buy to Own: 30/07/2012
  |  300 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC


Documentary in which English actress Miriam Margoyles retraces Charles Dickens' journey through America, immortalised in his 1842 travelogue 'American Notes'. Dickens, who was famously critical of elements of America in his book, visited the nation just as it was becoming a world power and a distinct culture. Retracing his journey over a century and a half later, Margoyles compares the author's account of the country to modern America and wonders how Dickens' satirical eye would have viewed its development.