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Views a-Foot: Or Europe Seen With Knapsack and Staff (Classic Reprint)
     

Views a-Foot: Or Europe Seen With Knapsack and Staff (Classic Reprint)

by Bayard Taylor
 

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In preparing the present edition of his book, the author at first contemplated a complete revision. The fact that seven editions had been sold in a year and a half from the publication, seemed to require that he should make such improvements as his riper judgment suggested, and which should render

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Excerpt from Views a-Foot: Or Europe Seen With Knapsack and Staff

In preparing the present edition of his book, the author at first contemplated a complete revision. The fact that seven editions had been sold in a year and a half from the publication, seemed to require that he should make such improvements as his riper judgment suggested, and which should render it more worthy of so extensive a circulation. But further reflection convinced him that it would be best to make little change. It was written during his wanderings - partly by the wayside when resting at mid-day, and partly on the rough tables of peasant inns, in the stillness of deserted ruins, or amid the sublime soli tude of the mountain-tep. It thus reflects faithfully the impress of his own mind, in every part of the journey, and he would prefer that it should remain a boyish work, however lacking in finish of composition, rather than risk taking away whatever spirit it may have caught from nature. Some particulars, which have been desired by persons about to undertake a similar journey, and which may be generally interesting, have been given in a new chapter at the close.

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ISBN-13:
9781331557838
Publisher:
FB&C Ltd
Publication date:
04/27/2017
Pages:
522
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.92(d)

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