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Due North or Glimpses of Scandinavia and Russia

Due North or Glimpses of Scandinavia and Russia

by Maturin Murray Ballou
     
 
About five years ago, the , having then just returned from circumnavigating the globe, was induced to record his experiences of the long journey, which were published in a volume entitled "Due West; or, Round the World in Ten Months." The public favor accorded to this work led, a couple of years later, to the issuing of a second volume of travels, upon the 's return

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About five years ago, the , having then just returned from circumnavigating the globe, was induced to record his experiences of the long journey, which were published in a volume entitled "Due West; or, Round the World in Ten Months." The public favor accorded to this work led, a couple of years later, to the issuing of a second volume of travels, upon the 's return from the West Indies, entitled "Due South; or, Cuba, Past and Present." The popular success of both books and the flattering comments of the critics have caused the undersigned to believe that a certain portion of the public is pleased to see foreign lands and people through his eyes; and hence the publication of the volume now in hand. These pages describing the far North, from which the has just returned,--including Norway, Sweden, Russia, and Russian Poland,--seem naturally to suggest the title of "Due North." Without permitting prejudice to circumscribe judgment in treating of Russia, the effort has been to represent the condition of that country and its Polish province truthfully, and to draw only reasonable deductions. This special reference is made to the pages relating to the Tzar's government, as it will be found that the does not accord with the popularly expressed opinion upon this subject.

M. M. B.

Boston, March, 1887.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940015563429
Publisher:
Library of Alexandria
Publication date:
10/08/2012
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572 KB

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