Typeset in elegant Garamond! NOT a blurry copy! This book contains the humorous notes of the classic writer Rudyard Kipling from his visit to the United States. While gathering material for novels, Mr. Kipling surveyed the American landscape (and people-scape). These observations he set down in writing. A few notes from the book: "Behold me pitched neck-and-crop from twenty days of the high seas i...
Paperback: 88 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (August 23, 2010)
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.2 x 8.5 inches
Amazon Rank: 18760725
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“A very different Dickens. Very! His impressions from a 6-month visit to the U.S. in 1850. I've skipped or skimmed some pages where he's describing visits to insane asylums, and poor houses, but have enjoyed the read. Very good on descriptions of urba...”
to the whirl of California, deprived of any guidance, and left to draw my own conclusions. Protect me from the wrath of an outraged community if these letters be ever read by American eyes! San Francisco is a mad city-inhabited for the most part by perfectly insane people, whose women are of a remarkable beauty. "When the "City of Pekin" steamed through the Golden Gate, I saw with great joy that the block-house which guarded the mouth of the "finest harbor in the world, sir," could be silenced by two gunboats from Hong Kong with safety, comfort, and despatch. Also, there was not a single American vessel of war in the harbor."
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