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Oldtown Folks (Classic Reprint)

Oldtown Folks (Classic Reprint)

by Harriet Beecher Stowe
     
 

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Gentle Reader, - It is customary to omit prefaces. I beg you to make an exception in my particular case; I have something I really want to say. I have an object in this book, more than the mere telling of a story, and you can always judge of a book better if you compare it with the author's object. My object is to interpret to the world

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Excerpt from Oldtown Folks

Gentle Reader, - It is customary to omit prefaces. I beg you to make an exception in my particular case; I have something I really want to say. I have an object in this book, more than the mere telling of a story, and you can always judge of a book better if you compare it with the author's object. My object is to interpret to the world the New England life and character in that particular time of its history which may be called the seminal period. I would endeavor to show you New England in its seed-bed, before the hot suns of modern progress had developed its sprouting germs into the great trees of to-day.

New England has been to these United States what the Dorian hive was to Greece. It has always been a capital country to emigrate from, and North, South, East, and West have been populated largely from New England, so that the seed-bed of New England was the seed-bed of this great American Republic, and of all that is likely to come of it.

New England people cannot be thus interpreted with out calling into view many grave considerations and necessitating some serious thinking.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781330791073
Publisher:
FB &c Ltd
Publication date:
07/06/2015
Pages:
476
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.96(d)

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