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Charles Dickens sails from Liverpool for his second visit to the United States.

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11/09/1867

Charles Dickens sailed from Liverpool aboard the Cunard liner Cuba for his second visit to the United States and arrived in Boston, Massachusetts on November 19, 1867.  He began a series of scores of live readings in New York, Baltimore, Washington and Philadelphia with the first in Boston, on December 2, 1867.  After almost five months in which he earned around $19,000, although at the cost of his health, Dickens sailed for home on April 23, 1868. (By John Osborne)

Source Citation: 

Michael Slater, Charles Dickens: A Life Defined by Writing (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2009), 575.
John Fofster, The Life of Charles Dickens (London: Chapman and Hall, 1870) II: 229-236.

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