The Englishwoman in America

The Englishwoman in America

by Isabella L. Bird
     
 

Prefatory and explanatory--The voyage out--The sentimental--The actual-- The oblivious--The medley--Practical joking--An unwelcome companion--American patriotism--The first view--The departure.

As a general dislike of prefaces is unmistakeably evidenced by their uncut leaves, and as unknown readers could scarcely be induced to read a book by the most cogent…  See more details below

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Prefatory and explanatory--The voyage out--The sentimental--The actual-- The oblivious--The medley--Practical joking--An unwelcome companion--American patriotism--The first view--The departure.

As a general dislike of prefaces is unmistakeably evidenced by their uncut leaves, and as unknown readers could scarcely be induced to read a book by the most cogent representations of an unknown author, and as apologies for "rushing into print" are too trite and insincere to have any effect, I will merely prefix a few explanatory remarks to my first chapter.

Circumstances which it is unnecessary to dwell upon led me across the Atlantic with some relatives; and on my return, I was requested by numerous friends to give an account of my travels. As this volume has been written with a view to their gratification, there is far more of personal narrative than is likely to interest the general reader.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940015103137
Publisher:
Library of Alexandria
Publication date:
08/31/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
561 KB

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