An intensely personal account of the immigration experience as related by a young Jewish girl from Plotzk (a town in the government of Vitebsk, Russia). Mary Antin, with her mother, sisters, and brother, set out from Plotzk in 1894 to join their father, who had journeyed to the “Promised Land” of America three years before. Fourth class railroad cars packed to suffocation, corrupt crossing guards, luggage and persons crudely “disinfected” by German officials who feared the cholera, locked “quarantine” portside, and, finally, the steamer voyage and a famiily reunited. For anyone ...
First Page:The Life and Amours
Beautiful, Gay and Dashing
The Belle of the Delaware
Written by herself
Voluptuous, Exciting, Amorous and Delighting
I am about to do a bold thing. I am about to give to the world the particulars o...
This work the author claims is indeed a true story of how he happened to be married seven times to seven different women and the rollicking, hilarious events that led (or stumbled) to the marriages and the ah–disassembling/failing/failures of each said marriage which happened oftentimes to land him in prison. The summarist finds the work a very tongue-in-cheek diatribe/lament/account of his obsessive zeal in ‘marrying the right one’, but is also the mirthful chronicle of said author’s very unconventional adventures.
First Page:THREE YEARS IN THE FEDERAL CAVALRY.
[Illustration: Willard Glazier]
BY WILLARD GLAZIER,
AUTHOR OF "THE CAPTURE, THE PRISON PEN AND THE ESCAPE," "VIRGINIA'S BATTLE FIELDS," ETC., ETC., ETC.
NEW YORK: R. H. FERGUSON & COMPANY, PUBLISHERS, 138 BLEECKER STREET 1870.
Entered, according to Act of...
First Page:OLD CHRISTMAS
[Illustration: publisher's logo]
[Illustration: "The old fami...
Short memory of boyhood by a little-known American poet based in Carmel-By-The-Sea, California.
First Page:The Long Ago
by Jacob William Wright
1 The Garden 2 The River 3 Christmas 4 Butter, Eggs, Ducks, Geese 5 The Sugar Barrels 6 Jimmy, the Lamplighter 7 Flies 8 The Autumn Leaves 9 Getting in the Wood 10 The Rain 11 Grandmother 12 When Day is Done
Then said he unto me, Go thy way, Weigh me the weight of the fire, Or measure me the blast of the wind, Or call me again the day that is past. II Esdras IV:5
The day is do...
A collection of memoirs about the Peninsular War, the Battle of Waterloo, and society and personalities of Regency London and 19th century Paris, by a sometime Grenadier Guards officer, unsuccessful parliamentarian, and dandy. Gronow displays social attitudes of the day which would now be regarded as unacceptable, but is a clever raconteur who brings to life both the horrors of war and the gaiety of high society.
First Page:Reminiscences of Captain Gronow
Captain Rees Howell Gronow
The spelling in this book is rather creative (including ...
"There appeared from the bushes in front of me, and right in the path, two immense gray wolves . . . Rollo saw them and stopped instantly, giving deep sighs, preparing to snort, I knew . . . To give myself courage, I talked to the horse, slowly turning him around . . . when out of the bushes in front of us, there came a third wolf! The situation was not pleasant and without stopping to think, I said ‘Rollo, we must run him down - now do your best’ and taking a firm hold of the bridle, and bracing myself in the saddle, I struck the horse with my whip and gave an awful scream. . .<...
First Page:JOURNAL DES GONCOURT M'EMOIRES DE LA VIE LITT'ERAIRE
PREMIER VOLUME 1851 1861
PARIS, G. CHARPENTIER ET Cie, 'EDITEURS, 11, RUE DE GRENELLE. 1887.
Ce journal est notre confession de chaque soir: la confession de deux vies inséparées dans le plaisir, le labeur, la peine, de deux pensées jumelles, de deux esprits recevant du contact des hommes et des choses des impressions si semblables, si identiques, si homogènes, que cette confession peut être considérée comme l'expansion d'un seul moi et d'un seul je .
Dans cette ...