Charles Dickens was an English writer, novelist and essayist. The classic of the world literature. The Dickens' creations are referred to heights of realism, but in his novels he reflects sentimental and fabulous origins. Charles Dickens is considered one of the greatest writers of the Victorian era. “American Notes” by Charles Dickens is a detailed diary of a traveler during his trip to North America in 1842. In his notes he adds all ideas and thoughts about this unknown land and acts as an observer of North American society. During his American journey he visited numerous cities of which he made a great number of notes that later became the foundation for his novels.