Memoirs of a Vanished Generation: 1813-1855 (Classic Reprint)

Memoirs of a Vanished Generation: 1813-1855 (Classic Reprint)

by Alice Elizabeth Knox Blake
     
 

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The characteristics of a people, their lives, their amusements, aspirations, hopes, and ambition, are nowhere portrayed more pleasantly and accurately than in contemporary memories or letter of their time. It is not only from the great events which affect a country that we learn its history, nor even from

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Excerpt from Memoirs of a Vanished Generation: 1813-1855

The characteristics of a people, their lives, their amusements, aspirations, hopes, and ambition, are nowhere portrayed more pleasantly and accurately than in contemporary memories or letter of their time. It is not only from the great events which affect a country that we learn its history, nor even from the intimate and minute details which memoirs and letters give us of the lives of the great men and women who have moulded and influenced its fortunes. They give a broad view of certain aspects of a country's life and history, and of the important questions which have affected it, or if we may use the expression a more panoramic view of the stage on which the drama of a country's fate has been played; but the field of vision is too wide, the ambitions and passions of the actors too complex, to present an accurate picture, or to convey a complete idea of the life, and existence, led by the vast majority of the people of a country.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781331785804
Publisher:
FB &c Ltd
Publication date:
07/19/2015
Pages:
392
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.85(d)

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