Americans Sketche

Americans Sketche

by Charles Whibley

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Americans Sketche by Charles Whibley

America Sketches: From Epilogue: "This, then, is the dominant impression which America gives the traveller—the impression of a serious old gentleman, whom not even success will persuade to laugh at his own foibles. And there is another quality of the land, of which the memory will never fade. America is apprehensive. She has tentacles strong and far-reaching, like the tentacles of a cuttle-fish. She seizes the imagination as no other country seizes it. If you stayed long within her borders, you would be absorbed into her citizenship and her energies like the enthusiastic immigrant.

You would speak her language with a proper emphasis and a becoming accent. A few weeks passed upon her soil seem to give you the familiarity of long use and custom. "Have I been here for years?" you ask after a brief sojourn. "Can it be possible that I have ever lived anywhere else?" "
CONTENTS:
NEW YORK.
BOSTON.
CHICAGO.
NEW ENGLAND
THE YELLOW PRESS.
LIBERTY AND PATRIOTISM
THE MILLIONAIRE.
THE AMERICAN LANGUAGE
AMERICAN LITERATURE
THE UNDERWORLD.
EPILOGUE.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940013147065
Publisher: Robin Michell
Publication date: 07/28/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 104 KB

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