The Atlantic Monthly Volume 107

The Atlantic Monthly Volume 107

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1911 edition. Excerpt: ...the subject which he has treated. The book begins with an interesting sketch of the situation in France on the eve of the American Revolution, describes the first diplomatic relations of the two countries, ----presenting vividly the personalities of Deane, Franklin, Beaumarchais, Vergennes, and others concerned, --and analyzes the aid, both actual and moral, which the older country furnished the newer. This subject has until now been only partially covered. An Appreciation by the French Ambassador So important is the work that the French Ambassador at Washington, J. J. Jusserand, has prepared a special introduction for it. "It is so full of interest," he writes, "the facts are so clearly put before the reader and with such conspicuous honesty and impartiality, that I cannot doubt of its success." john Burroughs Compared to Other ll/riters on Nature Dallas Lore Sharp is an admirer of John Burroughs, and in his collection of essays just publishcd under the title "The Face of the Fields" he gives a most interesting estimate of the latter's work: "Others," he says, "have written of nature with as much love and truth as has Mr. Burroughs, and each with his own peculiar charm: Audubon, with the spell of wild places and the thrill of fresh wonder; Traherne, with the etstasy of the religious mystic; Gilbert White, with the sweetness of the evening and the morning; Thoreau, with the heat of noonday; Ietferies, with just a touch of twilight shadowing all his pages.... Take Mr. Burroughs's work as a whole, and it is beyond dispute the most complete, the most revealing of all our out-door literature." A Nature Writer in his own Defense Mr. Sharp also takes occasion humorously to...show more

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  • Paperback | 512 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 26mm | 903g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123685330X
  • 9781236853301