I’ve been reading a collection of his stories. I probably won’t finish them all before I die, but I’m still enjoying them. I watched a British produced program on the man. I hadn’t realized that he was an adulterer, who dumped his wife and kids, for a younger woman. When I heard the tale of how he treated his wife and children, I saw the man in a whole new light. I’m currently reading Martin Chuzzlewit. The introduction pointed out that Dickens was not a fan of the U.S., and it shows in this story. I’ve only gotten to the part where Martin has arrived in the U.S., so he hasn’t really had much interaction with Americans as yet.
You’re in for some great annoyances, then.
Yes, Dickens HATED the USA and was quite unimpressed by the people of this nation, even though he was given a gigantic reception here, treated like a great hero, and lauded mightily; all of which he lived for. OTOH...he hated that America didn't have the kind of class system that England had and that people were more open. He was a rather secretive man and only wanted his version of himself to be seen WHEN he decided to show his version of it.
There's more...but the above should explain his complete distaste for the USA a bit.